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Given their hot, fever-pitch prose and breathless pacing, Spillane's Mike Hammer novels quickly became one of the most successful series in publishing history--an innovative, no-holds-barred, ultravisceral explosion of sex and violence that made Hammer a literary legend, and Spillane, one of the bestselling authors of all time.

In Mickey Spillane's classic detective novels, the action exploded in a bone-crunching catharsis. Men and women didn't make love, they collided. Tough brutes used their fists to drive home a message. Tougher broads used guile. And no one's morals were loftier than the gutter. No apologies. Little redemption. They rendered critics powerless, shocked intellectuals, inspired a new wave of pulp mayhem, and left the public hungry for more.

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I, The Jury

The first novel in Mickey Spillane's classic detective series starring hard-boiled private eye Mike Hammer. Here's Mickey Spillane and Mike Hammer in their roughest and readiest—a double-strength shot of sex, violence, and action that is vintage Spillane all the way. It's a tough-guy mystery to please even the most bloodthirsty of fans!

Year: 1947     Genre: Hardboiled DetectiveVengeance

My Gun Is Quick

The second novel in Mickey Spillane's classic detective series starring hard-boiled private eye Mike Hammer. When a red-headed prostitue is killed in a hit-and-run "accident" Mike Hammer hunts down her killers and uncovers a powerful New York prostitution ring.

Year: 1950     Genre: Hardboiled Detective

Vengeance is Mine!

Mike Hammer wakes up in a hotel room and the buddy he went on a blackout bender with last night has a fresh hole in his chest. The finger of suspicion is pointed his way. As he untangles the web of corruption from the outside, the bodies start piling up. Hammer will need to keep his wits about him, and his .45 ready, on the hunt for justice—and vengeance.

Year: 1950     Genre: Hardboiled Detective

Mar 09, 1918 -- Jul 17, 2006

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Got ItWant ItRead ItYearTitle

-- -- --1947I, The Jury Mike Hammer
-- -- --1950My Gun Is Quick Mike Hammer
-- -- --1950Vengeance is Mine! Mike Hammer
-- -- --1951One Lonely Night Mike Hammer
-- -- --1951The Big Kill Mike Hammer
-- -- --1952Kiss Me, Deadly Mike Hammer
-- -- --2001Mike Hammer Collection: Volume 1 Mike Hammer
-- -- --2001Mike Hammer Collection: Volume 2 Mike Hammer
-- -- --2001Mike Hammer Collection: Volume 3 Mike Hammer