The first novel in Mickey Spillane’s classic detective series starring hard-boiled private eye Mike Hammer. I, the Jury is a double-strength shot. I, The Jury by Mickey Spillane – Here’s Mickey Spillane and Mike Hammer in their roughest and readiest—a double-strength shot of sex, violence, and action that. It is no small surprise then that I, the Jury, the first of Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer novels, falls a bit short when viewed alongside Chandler’s.

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MacDonald and Mickey Spillane. This was a solid re-read as I work my way through the Mike Hammer library.

Confronting the murderer, Hammer keeps his promise and kills the killer of his friend in the same excruciatingly painful way Jack had been killed. It didn’t help that I’d just finished a Matt Helm novel. I think that’s nickey, unlike all those other series protago Been a long, long time since I’ve read a Hammer, and I have to say, just as in that long ago time I don’t feel the desire to read more. Say, I wanted to let you know that I wasn’t posting that many comments these past months on reviews of my Goodreads friends, including your reviews, And for a good reason: This was a fun read and reading it brought back memories of good times.

And is it as clever and convoluted as the very best of Dame Agatha?

Big, strong, heroic, likeable most of the time. It would have been better if the narrator had simply read the book without the voices. Mickey Spillane was one of the world’s most popular mystery writers. Now having another reason to seek vengeance, Hammer redoubles his efforts to discover the killer. Much like the pulps written in this era, the dames are plentiful, stunningly beautiful and willing.

Well, I can skim them. I even remember watching and enjoying the 80s TV show starring Stacy Keach. Wishing you the best of health. Because it’s his story, he’s the warrior hero instead of the psychopath who evades multiple assault and battery charges on account of his police connection.


When the dying murderer asks Hammer how he could act in such a cruel manner, Hammer gives a succinct response. May 07, Evgeny rated it it was ok Shelves: He bullies the women and beats up the men to get the information he wants.

Very easy, he has a high-ranking cop as his buddy who is conveniently even more stupid than Mike Hammer despite having a big chunk of NYPD resources under his command. Glenn Russell Hey William. When describing Charolette, a psychiatrist who had attended the party Jack gave before his demise, Hammer says:. We glared a contemptuous good morning to each other and I went inside.

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Mike Hammer is completely stupid and blind at the same time and could not see the solution until it literally hit him in the face – after a couple of deaths more which could have been prevented.

It’s unredeemed, gritty, and it is a classic of the genre. On discovery of the body of a close friend Mike sets out to put a bullet in the killer.

Now, to say that the female characters in I. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Hammer is less a detective than an ultra-violent vigilante.

I, The Jury

Now that’s a dedicated Goodreads reviewer – posting a review of a Mickey Spillane novel on Christmas Day!! I would have given it 5 stars but for the in my opinion weak drawing together of conclusions. And he has energy and movement and, while his style is certainly not as developed as above company, his style has a rawness about it that suits the narrative medium he’s operating in. It’s bleak as you like, surprisingly explicit about sex and moderately ugly in line with its vintage in its treatment of female and non-white characters, though it doesn’t have the actual malevolence in those directions that you find elsewhere.


Been a long, long time since I’ve read a Hammer, and I have to say, just as in that long ago time I don’t feel the desire to read more. Then, the author has Mike throw water from the window of a house at them, but they are still on a tennis court. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Quick shower and shave and I was on the pavement, hoofing it to my office on the lower east side.

Wilder and Sherman are suddenly missing from the party after Myrna Devlin has been found shot. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. In the ensuing chapters, some of these people will be killed and one is the killer. Koleki sweeping the entrance.

Spillane was a struggling comic book publisher when he wrote “I, the Jury.

Going on for five stars Trivia About I, the Jury Mik To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: He was better than I thought he was, morally, in that he didn’t know all along who did it and string them along just to get the proof, but the fact that I thought him capable of that doesn’t bode well.

Charlotte Manning says she has some business to attend to and will be there in time for a tennis game due to take place that evening. I highly recommend getting to know Mike Hammer, a shamus for the ages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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