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Mickey Spillane (1918–2006)

Autor(a) de I, the Jury

192+ Works 6,844 Membros 232 Críticas 19 Favorited

About the Author

Mickey Spillane was born Frank Morrison Spillane in Brooklyn, New York on March 9, 1918. He briefly attended Fort Hays State College in Kansas, but dropped out, moved back to New York, and began his writing career in the mid-1930s. His first stories were published mostly in comic books and pulp mostrar mais magazines. He created Mike Danger, a private detective, and also wrote for Captain America, Captain Marvel, and The Human Torch. During World War II, he worked as a flying instructor for the U.S. Army Air Force. His first novel, I, the Jury, featured Mike Hammer and was published in 1947. His other novels include Vengeance Is Mine; My Gun Is Quick; The Big Kill; Kiss Me, Deadly; The Long Wait; and The Deep. Between 1952 and 1961 Spillane stopped writing full-length novels after converting to a Jehovah's Witness. In 1962, he brought Hammer back with The Girl Hunters, which was followed by Day of the Guns, The Death Dealers, The Twisted Thing, and Body Lovers. He also wrote two children's books, The Day the Sea Rolled Back, which won a prize from the Junior Literary Guild, and The Ship That Never Was. In 1995, he received the Grand Master award from the Mystery Writers of America. In the mid-1990s, he returned to comic books, by co-creating a futuristic Mike Danger. He died following a long illness on July 17, 2006 at the age of 88. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Mickey Spillane

I, the Jury (1947) 702 exemplares
Kiss Me, Deadly (1952) 302 exemplares
The Killing Man (1989) 284 exemplares
My Gun is Quick (1950) 262 exemplares
One Lonely Night (1951) 248 exemplares
Vengeance Is Mine (1950) 241 exemplares
The Big Kill (1951) 228 exemplares
Dead Street (2007) 217 exemplares
Black Alley (1996) 187 exemplares
The Twisted Thing (1966) 173 exemplares
The Snake (1964) 168 exemplares
The Girl Hunters (1962) 155 exemplares
The Erection Set (1972) 147 exemplares
The Deep (1961) 135 exemplares
The Long Wait (1957) 132 exemplares
The Body Lovers (1967) 131 exemplares
Survival Zero (1970) 127 exemplares
The Goliath Bone (2008) 124 exemplares
The Delta Factor (1967) 111 exemplares
Day of the Guns (1964) 109 exemplares
Bloody Sunrise (1965) 107 exemplares
The Last Cop Out (1973) 104 exemplares
The Consummata (2011) 100 exemplares
The by-pass control (1966) 97 exemplares
The Death Dealers (1965) 81 exemplares
The Big Bang (2010) 80 exemplares
Me, Hood! (1959) 79 exemplares
A Century of Noir: Thirty-two Classic Crime Stories (2002) — Editor; Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
The Last Stand (2018) 75 exemplares
Something's Down There (2003) 70 exemplares
Killer Mine (1965) 69 exemplares
The Tough Guys (1968) 68 exemplares
Lady, Go Die! (2012) 64 exemplares
Mike Hammer - Complex 90 (2013) 43 exemplares
Murder Is My Business (1994) 38 exemplares
Kill Me, Darling (2015) 30 exemplares
The Hammer Strikes Again (1989) 29 exemplares
The Day the Sea Rolled Back (1979) 27 exemplares
Mike Hammer - Murder Never Knocks (2016) 26 exemplares
Vengeance Is Hers (1997) — Editor and Contributor — 25 exemplares
Tomorrow I Die (1986) 23 exemplares
King of the weeds (2014) 21 exemplares
It's in the Book (2013) 19 exemplares
The Ship That Never Was (1982) 18 exemplares
Mike Hammer - The Will to Kill (2017) 18 exemplares
Killing Town (Mike Hammer) (2018) 16 exemplares
Return of the Hood (1964) 14 exemplares
Mike Hammer - Murder, My Love (2019) 10 exemplares
Day of the Guns and Death Dealers (1981) 10 exemplares
The flier (1964) 10 exemplares
Byline: Mickey Spillane (2004) 9 exemplares
Private Eyes (1998) — Editor — 6 exemplares
Tre romanzi di Mike Hammer (2008) 5 exemplares
Skin: A Mike Hammer Story (2012) 5 exemplares
Masters of Noir: Volume Four (2010) 5 exemplares
Il Club del Vizio 3 exemplares
Mike Hammer - Dig Two Graves (2023) 3 exemplares
Vintage Spillane (1973) 3 exemplares
Everybody's Watching Me (2016) 3 exemplares
The Menace: A Thriller (2022) 3 exemplares
Stand Up and Die! (2022) 3 exemplares
Mickey Spillane omnibus (2001) 2 exemplares
El gran crimen (1979) 2 exemplares
Geniet (1985) 2 exemplares
La Serpiente (1979) 2 exemplares
Onda skuggor (1974) 2 exemplares
De Gelijkbenige Driehoek (1967) 2 exemplares
Eine Kugel kommt selten allein. (1967) 2 exemplares
Mike Hammer iskee (1992) 2 exemplares
ZERO DE SURVIE (1971) 2 exemplares
Keine Chance (1994) 2 exemplares
O bastardo (1964) 2 exemplares
Wo Aas ist (1982) 2 exemplares
I, The Jury [1982 film] (1982) — Novel by — 2 exemplares
Mannen fra graven 1 exemplar
M'appelle pas fillette ! (2022) 1 exemplar
SIGNED THE BODY LOVERS (1967) 1 exemplar
Murder is My Business (1995) 1 exemplar
Dödskyssen (1976) 1 exemplar
בלילה אפל 1 exemplar
Lief zijn voor dode dames (1983) 1 exemplar
Lentäjä 1 exemplar
Tiger Mann 1 exemplar
Three Novels 1 exemplar
Öp Beni Öldüresiye (2005) 1 exemplar
O Juiz Sou Eu 1 exemplar
Caceria de mujeres 1 exemplar
Interdit au moins du 16 ans (1996) 1 exemplar
Il colpo gobbo (1990) 1 exemplar
Mia es la venganza 1 exemplar
Utan förbarmande (1983) 1 exemplar
L'‰aviatore 1 exemplar
Super omnibus 1 exemplar
The veiled woman 1 exemplar
Man Alone (1965) 1 exemplar
Derini Yzeceim 1 exemplar
Caniler Uyumaz 1 exemplar
Red siniestra 1 exemplar
Mon nom est Mike Hammer (2013) 1 exemplar
OSAMLJEN (1982) 1 exemplar
Død over morderen (1984) 1 exemplar
La vendetta è mia. (1958) 1 exemplar
Una noche solitaria (2016) 1 exemplar
Má je pomsta 1 exemplar
Le journal du Parrain (2015) 1 exemplar
Mike Hammer slår til (2015) 1 exemplar
Ondskabens maske 1 exemplar
Dræb dem (1976) 1 exemplar
Mord i negligé (1983) 1 exemplar
Slangen 1 exemplar
Tiger Mann på spionjagt (1984) 1 exemplar
Jaget kvinde 1 exemplar
Den blodige hævn 1 exemplar
Den sorte edderkop 1 exemplar
Den lovløse by (2014) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Road to Perdition (1998) — Blurber, algumas edições511 exemplares
The Best American Noir of the Century (2010) — Contribuidor — 357 exemplares
Crimes by Moonlight: Mysteries from the Dark Side (2010) — Contribuidor — 324 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Pulp Fiction (1996) — Contribuidor — 234 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories 2011 (2011) — Contribuidor — 188 exemplares
Hard-Boiled: An Anthology of American Crime Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 183 exemplares
A Century of Great Suspense Stories (2001) — Contribuidor — 152 exemplares
Comix: A History of Comic Books in America (1971) — Autor — 134 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics (2008) — Contribuidor — 103 exemplares
Kiss Me Deadly [1955 film] (1955) — Original novel — 87 exemplares
20 Stories Pulp Fictions (1996) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
Great Tales of Mystery and Suspense (1981) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
The Arbor House Treasury of Mystery and Suspense (1981) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
Masters of Noir: Volume One (2010) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
The Eyes Still Have It: The Shamus Award-Winning Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
The Golden Age Of Marvel Comics, Volume 2 (1999) — Introdução — 23 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Movie Detectives and Screen Crimes (1998) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
The Interrogator and Other Criminally Good Fiction (2012) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
First Cases 4: The Early Years of Famous Detectives (2002) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Flesh & Blood: Dark Desires: Erotic Tales of Crime and Passion (2002) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Ink and Daggers (2023) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Ring of Fear [1954 film] (1954) 4 exemplares
Manhunt, Vol. 1, No. 10, October 1953 (1953) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Moord uit het boekje II (2014) 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



I am really drawn to the Hard Case Crime series, with retro eye-catching graphics and real hard-boiled authors, but, I must say, I have bben consistently disappointed by Spillane's entires. I often find his writing jerky, uneven, and sometimes even child-like, or as in comic book blurbs. I prefer Cain and Block and others, including Collins himself, to Spillane. Another tendency of Spillane which I could do without is how the stories often slide into sci-fi or fantasy, as with the mysterious uranium max in 'The Last Stand'. The novelette or magazine story from his early days, 'A Bullet for Satisfaction' more palatable.… (mais)
SamMelfi | Feb 19, 2024 |
I have to admit I have not read any Mike Hammer novel before. I chose this one to be a starting point because I expected it to be a quick-and-dirty introduction to the character and considering that Max Allan Collins was the author of the story (and his books about Quarry are truly good - if you have not read anything from the series do yourself a favor and start reading it :))

Unfortunately this did not work as expected... First the story. It was short and with a twist (alas it does require some knowledge of protagonist's biography but lately I have been reading a lot of books from the wrong end in the series so I did not mind :) ) and it gave me an idea about who is Mike Hammer, who are his allies and his stand on the topic of crime fighting (reminds me very much of Frank Castle because of his negotiation skills :)).
But unfortunately art was a true let down for me. All the characters are so blocky and lifeless - they seem to be completely artificial looking. I have read a lot of comics and graphic novels and I prefer some styles over the others but this one did not click with me. I think it is just not matching the story setting - i.e. similar art is in the Altered Carbon comic Download Blues but here all characters are strangers in their own bodies so to speak, so this blockiness made sense. Here that is not the case.

So overall good crime story that for me could benefit from the different art approach. Recommended to fans of noir and crime.
… (mais)
Zare | 2 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2024 |
Hammer is made aware that Velda is missing and perhaps being held by Soviet agents. Having been a little drunk for the past seven years, he has to make a deal with the FBI to get a new gun licence and goes off, using his usual mixture of brutality and....well, brutality.
DinadansFriend | 4 outras críticas | Jan 19, 2024 |
Stacy Keach's gravelly old man voice is what makes these otherwise formulaic stories so compelling. I'm not sure it's fair since he could probably read a phonebook to the same effect.
A.Godhelm | Oct 20, 2023 |



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