SEX AND VIOLENCE. Mickey Spillane, the tough-as-nails, bestselling publishing phenomenon knew what readers wanted. Now he's really letting them have it...times three.
MIKE HAMMER-Spillane's ultimate creation, the original no-holds-barred private eye who became homicide's hottest anti-hero.
THE MIKE HAMMER COLLECTION, VOLUME 1-the first-ever trade anthology of Spillane's masterpieces of literary mayhem. In one exciting collection, here are the first three novels featuring legendary detective Mike Hammer.
I, the Jury
My Gun is Quick
Vengeance is Mine!
Mickey Spillane is a master. (The New York Times)
Mickey Spillane is the living master of the hard-boiled mystery. (Detecting Men)
Wow, August 14, 2003 Reviewer: Robert O. from Indianapolis, Indiana United States Mickey Spillane does not get the credit he deserves. These novels are awesome. There is never a dull moment, and the writing is incredible. Spillane does not try to impress you with complicated verbiage to prove he is a good writer. He just writes great stories. People make a big fuss about the sex(there really isn't much) and the violence(plenty of it) in his stories, but this has nothing to do with the real power of his writing. You can see the action and you feel like you know the characters, and unlike the cardboard characters in the novels of some other hardboiled writers, you actually care about these characters. Despite the fact that Hammer is brutally violent and never politically correct, you get a sense that he is at the core a good man, even a hero. This is the real draw of these stories. Mike Hammer is the man that stops at nothing to make sure justice gets done, even if he has to pile up some bodies to get it done. The fact that every woman he meets wants to sleep with him is a nice fantasy too. I highly reccomend this book, volume 2 , and any other Spillane books you can get your hands on. You won't be dissappointed.