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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It is actually quite entertaining and Spillane excels at telling an exciting thrill-a-minute story. They crack down on society and I splllane down on them.

View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: Now, to say that the female characters in I. I woke up to the alarm clock at 5 am and did knuckle pushups on the sidewalk outside the apartment mivkey. We glared a contemptuous good morning to each other and I went inside. She looked up and I could see the kid had been crying.

The movie o Thank you, Glenn. Well, I can skim them. Spillane wrote a children’s book, “The Day the Sea Rolled Back”about two boys who find a shipwreck loaded with treasure. It’s been filmed for the big screen at spi,lane three times that I can remember, but none of them have come close to the sheer brilliance and, well, shocking-ness I’m an English teacher, I swear Leave a Reply Micke reply Enter your comment here The cinematographer was John Alton.

I’m giving a second star, only because Velda is great and Hammer just seems mckey. By the time the book was adapted into a film init had sold 3, copies. Unfortunately, it was common for those times.


Taking time out from his investigation on a Saturday morning, Hammer picks up Myrna Devlin and gives her a lift to an estate in the country, owned by the lovely Bellamy twins, for a gigantic all-day party. Koleki sweeping the entrance. mic,ey

micksy It’s pretty short – it was allegedly written in just nineteen days – and it’s a tale of vengeance. When describing Charolette, a psychiatrist who u attended the party Jack gave before his demise, Hammer says: There is, of course, rampant sexism. At one point in this book Hammer threatens a man by telling him: To ask other readers questions about I, the Juryplease sign up. Spillane has the last laugh on his critics- this is good stuff.

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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The problem with Keach tbe that he made Hammer seem almost too much of a teddy bear. As for the jufy, the biggest disappointment for me was knowing from very early on who the killer was and than having that turn out to be right.

These two really cannot be compared. Someday I’d trigger the bastard that shot Jack. I almost feel like I need a ‘misogynist’ shelf just so I can put this one on it. I could practically see that as a movie when I read it.

Glad to see yuh. Apr 16, Koen Kop rated it really liked it. And, oddly, the big man Mike Hammer refuses jruy sexual advances by the ladies because the time isn’t right. Quotes from I, the Jury. Mickkey Manning, a young, beautiful, blonde, and well-to-do psychiatrist, to admit Myrna to her clinic for psychotherapy. Mike Hammer has a definition of justice and an idea of how things should be done and he sets about solving the crime with singled-minded determination.

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Book Review: I, the Jury by Mickey Spillane

Jan 18, Jim rated it it was ok Shelves: Standing outside my office door, I first saw the dame. Colt Police Positive Full size image here. The heart of the story is an overly-convoluted mystery with an improbable ending but if you can look past the re Meet Mike Hammer: Spillane’s writing is really pretty dreadful, at times laughably bad. A real tough guy and the ladies and the crooks just cannot leave him alone.

It’s written slickly enough, and Hammer is almost ridiculously, hilariously hard-boiled — with a sticky, too-sweet centre that doesn’t taste right. See all 97 reviews.

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This is a fine — and the final — distractor in the novel: I probably read ever Mike Hammer, Matt Helm and Travis McGee written at the time along with any book with similar bad guys and women that we could get our hands own. One person found this helpful. In gratitude, the producer, John Wayne, surprised him one morning with spjllane white Jaguar sportster wrapped in a red ribbon.

Trivia About I, the Jury Spillaje They return to the party just as a maid discovers Myrna’s body in an upstairs room, in front of a large mirror.