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They stepped back politely and I could feel their eyes on me. Pat Chambers was standing by the door to the bedroom trying to steady Myrna. The girl's body was. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Born Frank Morrison Spillane in Brooklyn, New York City, Mickey Spillane started writing while at high school. During the. I, the Jury is the debut novel of American crime fiction writer Mickey Spillane , the first work . Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version.
Marsha Lee. Confronting the murderer, Hammer keeps his promise and kills the killer of his friend in the same excruciatingly painful way Jack had been killed. Berkley February 1, Publication Date: The novel opens as private detective Mike Hammer is called to the apartment of insurance investigator Jack Williams, a very close friend who was crippled saving Hammer's life during shared WW2 military service in the Pacific. Le Strade del Giallo Repubblica. This page was last edited on 21 January , at
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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Mickey Spillane. After the war, he moved to South Carolina. He was married three times, the third time to Jane Rogers Johnson, and had four children and two stepchildren. He wrote his first novel, I, the Jury , in order to raise the money to buy a house for himself and his first wife, Mary Ann Pearce. The novel sold six and a half million copies in the United States, and introduced Spillane's most famous character, the hardboiled PI Mike Hammer.
The many novels that followed became instant bestsellers, until in the US all-time fiction bestseller list of fifteen titles boasted seven by Mickey Spillane. More than million copies of his books have sold internationally. He was uniformly disliked by critics, owing to the high content of sex and violence in his books.
DeAndrea, as well as artist Markus Lupertz. The novelist Ayn Rand, a friend of Spillane's, appreciated the black-and-white morality of his books. Spillane was an active Jehovah's Witness. He died in Product details File Size: Berkley February 1, Publication Date: February 1, Sold by: English ASIN: Enabled X-Ray: Share your thoughts with other customers.
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Please try again later. Hardcover Verified Purchase. Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer transcends toughness in his debut novel that sets the tone for this vigilante Private Investigator.
Hammer's attitude towards criminals is defined on page sixteen when he says, "They crack down on society and I crack down on them. I shoot them like the mad dogs they are and society drags me to court to explain the whys and wherefores of the extermination.
Clint Eastwood's movie character, 'Dirty Harry', is close, but no cigar. Basically, Hammer displays a vicious rage against any violent crime. This pound P. Hammer is very patriotic and an anti-communist.
Okay, now you know what makes Mike Hammer tick. Williams saved Hammer's life in the war by sacrificing his arm in a fight against a Japanese soldier in the Pacific Ocean Theatre.
Hammer swears that the killer will die the same way Jack Williams did.
The suspects were all at Jack's apartment for a party on the night of the murder. Someone came back after the party and shot Jack to death.
In the ensuing chapters, some of these people will be killed and one is the killer. Now I was fortuitous, because I figured out who the killer was, but I chalk it up to beginners luck. The text and terms was very reflective of the times; such as, the automat the coin operated eatery , a divan a couch , a wench a girl , a fin a five dollar bill , dames ladies , and of course everybody is smoking cigars and cigarettes.
This was special reminiscing of the times, but not the racism of the period. The terms "darky" and "colored" are not endearing words. Glad to see yuh. Long time since yuh done been in dis part of town. Unfortunately, it was common for those times. But none of these P. I's had Mike Hammer's unforgiving attitude. It's best displayed on page 73, when talking to Charlotte Manning, he says, "I got an obsession though. I can't imagine what it is. I want to shoot a killer. This novel was recollective of the times, even though some of the text was chauvinistic.
I enjoyed this novel and recommend it to any reader who wants to be a student of the different genres and times in American literature.
Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I read this book about 45yrs ago, in the late '60s. I didn't remember the plot nor outcome, so it was like reading a new book.
I have read numerous "Mike Hammer" books, also about 45yrs ago, and all I remember is that I enjoyed them all. One thing I noticed is some of the terminology and dialog that was common way back then would not be permissible nor used if the book was written today, particularly about black characters, but also about women and "handicapped" people.
None the less, Spillane was a good mystery writer, he supplies the pertinent clues along the way, the plot flows logically without any big gaps, and he doesn't give away the ending until he gets to the end. I grew up in the late '40s and early '50s and have always been fascinated with mystery movies and books from that time period. So, if you like a good straight forward, no nonsense, tough-guy detective story, this is one of them.
This was better than I expected and is a thoroughly compelling read. It was every bit as lurid as advertised, but is generally a very close cousin to Raymond Chandler's Marlowe novels in character and tone, though the plotting is much less convoluted and we don't get quite as entangled with secondary characters or setting.
Spillane emphasizes Mike Hammer's incredible toughness and verility on every page, with all the usual gumshoe vernacular, and as with the best detective novels, character counts more than crime. That's a polite way of saying I figured this one out pretty early, despite trying hard not to, and it didn't diminish the reading experience at all. Spillane has the last laugh on his critics- this is good stuff. Moves along at a good clip with Good book. Moves along at a good clip with very exciting moments.
I would have given it 5 stars but for the in my opinion weak drawing together of conclusions.
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