Top 10 Books by Mickey Spillane (Mike Hammer)

 

The creator of the world-famous detective character, “Mike Hammer”, Mickey Spillane also known as Frank Morrison Spillane, was a renowned crime novelist, whose work included, “The Snake”, “The Body lovers”, “Black Alley” and others all featuring the great detective character, Mike Hammer. Other best Mickey Spillane books in order are, “The Delta Factor”, “The Long Wait” and others which were all a part of the Morgan the rider, series. He has also written several short stories which are all Mickey Spillane best sellers and among the top of the list. To add to that, we have a list of top 10 books by Mickey Spillane, which encompasses several of Mickey Spillane popular novels.

 

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A collection of some of Mickey Spillane’s best works, such as, ”Black Alley”, “The Killing Man” and others which are among the most prominent Mickey Spillane books of all.

Read it For:
From Mickey Spillane’s long-lost stories to his classic novels, to get to read it all in this collection.
Don't Read it For:
Stories might seem a little too small.
What makes this book stand out?:
The collection is so intriguing that you wouldn’t want to miss it.

Killing Town

Hammer, Mickey Spillane’s most prominent protagonists of all, is now charged with the murder of a young woman. But did he kill her or is it all just a hoax? The cops are behind him, and with no hope whatsoever, Hammer feels dejected until, Melba Charles enters her life, the young daughter of Vernon Charles, who is all ready to give him an alibi but with one condition.

Read it For:
To find out what that condition was and whether Hammer killed the young girl or not.
Don't Read it For:
A bit violent for children to read.
What makes this book stand out?:
Mickey Spillane’s way of spinning a beautiful tale of mystery and suspense is what makes this one unique.

Someone’s down there

Mako Hooker, seems too happy with his retirement days on the Caribbean island, where he enjoys his days fishing, until one day, when everything becomes tragic and bleak. Sudden deaths and mysteries surround the island, making it even more difficult for Mako Hooker to survive. With his partner Billy Bright, he decides to investigate the case and put a full stop it for now and forever.

Read it For:
A murder plot set in the backdrop of a sea shouldn’t be missed.
Don't Read it For:
Seems a little slow paced.
What makes this book stand out?:
Mickey Spillane’s style of writing a plot in so many different angles is what makes this a Mickey Spillane best book.

The Will to Kill

Mike Hammer, stumbles upon a partial corpse of a butler, whose death seems mysterious and well-planned out. He now has a new case to solve and to decode the mystery behind; he travels to New-York to get a closer look at the case and at the dead butler’s family, who all seem to have been involved in the case.

Read it For:
A classic detective novel that is too difficult to crack in the first few pages.
Don't Read it For:
Might contain instances of extreme violence.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is full of surprises, crazy twists and turns that makes it an idea detective/murder mystery novel
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Vengeance is mine

Mike Hammer now has another case to crack, but this time, it’s a suicide that happened in his own hotel room. What would Mike do? Will he be able to solve the case or is he no longer in business?

Read it For:
In spite of the book being written almost 50 years ago, it still seems highly relevant
Don't Read it For:
The content might seem a little badly arranged.
What makes this book stand out?:
Mickey Spillane’s clever and witty writing is what makes this murder mystery, super interesting and intriguing to read.

A Long time dead

It’s never a coincidence in today’s world, and Mike Hammer, out of everyone knows this quite well. His bleak accident in the middle of the road, attempted theft and an attempt to push him towards a train all cannot mean coincidence and has definitely something more to it.

Read it For:
It’s now time for Mike Hammer to solve his own case and safeguard himself from whatever conspiracy, his enemies are trying to come with.
Don't Read it For:
The story might lack a little substance in it
What makes this book stand out?:
Spell-binding scene descriptions which almost seems real.

I, the Jury

Mike Hammer would sure be your ideal pick if you are looking for tough literary characters, who are gutsy and would do anything for things that are right. This story too follows the gutsy life of Mike Hammer, who is now ready to avenge the death of his best friend, whom he loved so dearly

Read it For:
A book with so many exciting plots turns that will keep you engaged throughout.
Don't Read it For:
The ending might seem a little predictable.
What makes this book stand out?:
Mike hammer’s iconic portrayal is what makes this book stand out.

Kill me, Darling

Mike Hammer’s long-trusted partner Velda, walks out on him, leaving him all alone in the mysterious world of crime and murder. This is followed by a mysterious murder of an old cop, who earlier used to work with Velda. Also that, Mike Hammer comes to know that Velda has moved to Florida, the land of the most threatening drug dealers of all, Nolly Quinn.

Read it For:
A book that will keep you guessing until the very end.
Don't Read it For:
A little unbelievable.
What makes this book stand out?:
A book that you will relish reading.

The Consummata

Morgan is hired by Cuban exiles to find a former member of the group who ripped them off.

Read it For:
A surprising end that will leave you bewildered.
Don't Read it For:
Too many implausible circumstances.
What makes this book stand out?:
The author’s natural setting.

The Mike Hammer Collection, Volume 1

The perfect book for any Mike Hammer fanatic

Read it For:
Three stories, three different perspectives that are all similar and different from each other.
Don't Read it For:
Characters might seem unlikeable.
What makes this book stand out?:
The stories will sure leave a lasting impression on you.

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