Mickey Spillane


Born
in Brooklyn, New York City, The United States
March 09, 1918

Died
July 17, 2006

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Mickey Spillane was one of the world's most popular mystery writers. His specialty was tight-fisted, sadistic revenge stories, often featuring his alcoholic gumshoe Mike Hammer and a cast of evildoers who launder money or spout the Communist Party line.

His writing style was characterized by short words, lightning transitions, gruff sex and violent endings. It was once tallied that he offed 58 people in six novels.

Starting with "I, the Jury," in 1947, Mr. Spillane sold hundreds of millions of books during his lifetime and garnered consistently scathing reviews. Even his father, a Brooklyn bartender, called them "crud."

Mr. Spillane was a struggling comic book publisher when he wrote "I, the Jury." He initially envisioned it as a comic book ca
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Average rating: 3.68 · 21,694 ratings · 2,299 reviews · 171 distinct worksSimilar authors
I, the Jury  (Mike Hammer, ...

3.55 avg rating — 3,534 ratings — published 1947 — 65 editions
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The Mike Hammer Collection:...

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3.91 avg rating — 1,915 ratings — published 1950 — 10 editions
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Kiss Me, Deadly (Mike Hamme...

3.70 avg rating — 1,115 ratings — published 1952 — 36 editions
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Vengeance is Mine (Mike Ham...

3.67 avg rating — 881 ratings — published 1950 — 33 editions
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My Gun Is Quick (Mike Hamme...

3.70 avg rating — 973 ratings — published 1950 — 4 editions
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Dead Street

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3.52 avg rating — 684 ratings — published 2007 — 16 editions
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One Lonely Night (Mike Hamm...

3.63 avg rating — 667 ratings — published 1951 — 35 editions
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The Big Kill

3.68 avg rating — 597 ratings — published 1951 — 35 editions
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The Mike Hammer Collection,...

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4.02 avg rating — 513 ratings — published 1953 — 9 editions
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The Killing Man

3.51 avg rating — 404 ratings — published 1989 — 22 editions
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“The first chapter sells the book; the last chapter sells the next book.”
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“Nobody reads a book to get to the middle.”
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“I don't like people. I don't like any kind of people. When you get them together in a big lump they all get nasty and dirty and full of trouble. So I don't like people including you. That's what a misanthropist is.”
Mickey Spillane, The Big Kill

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