A special collection bound in rich, jewel-toned leather, and featuring a beautiful full-color frontispiece of rare vintage cover art in each volume.
Easton Press. Norwalk, CT. 1997. Limited Collector's Edition. Makes an excellent addition to your library or a thoughtful gift for the serious collector or mystery buff in your life. Bound in full genuine leather with attractive gold detailing. A complete matching set.
This six volume collection from Easton Press includes:
- I, the Jury
- My Gun Is Quick
- Vengeance Is Mine
- The Big Kill
- One Lonely Night
- Kiss Me, Deadly
Condition: Each volume is Very Fine without any flaws. A wonderful bright clean copy. Unread book with no bumped corners. Sharp corners. No marks, writings or stamps. All photos of actual book.
In Mickey Spillane's classic detective novels, the action exploded in a bone-crunching catharsis. Men and women didn't make love, they collided. Tough brutes used their fists to drive home a message. Tougher broads used guile. And no one's morals were loftier than the gutter. No apologies. Little redemption. They rendered critics powerless, shocked intellectuals, inspired a new wave of pulp mayhem, and left the public hungry for more.
Given their hot, fever-pitch prose and breathless pacing, Spillanes Mike Hammer novels quickly became one of the most successful series in publishing historyan innovative, no-holds-barred, ultravisceral explosion of sex and violence that made Hammer a literary legend, and Spillane, one of the bestselling authors of all time. After fifty years, neither has lost their power to sucker punch the reader.
Includes all the classic Easton Press qualities:
* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations
About The AuthorMickey Spillane (1918-2006) sold hundreds of millions of books. He introduced iconic detective Mike Hammer to readers in 1947 with I, the Jury, and was named a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master in 1995.
Born in Brooklyn, New York City, and raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Spillane was the only child of his Irish bartender father, John Joseph Spillane, and his Scottish mother, Catherine Anne. Spillane attended Erasmus Hall High School, graduating in 1935. He started writing while in high school, briefly attended Fort Hays State College in Kansas and worked a variety of jobs, including summers as a lifeguard at Breezy Point, Queens, and a period as a trampoline artist for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
During World War II Spillane enlisted in the Army Air Corps, becoming a fighter pilot and a flight instructor. While flying over Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, he said, "That is where I want to live." Later, he would use his celebrity status to publicize the Grand Strand on TV, but when it became a popular resort area and traffic became a problem, Spillane said, "I shouldn't have told people about it."
Very Fine without any flaws for all six volumes.
- Easton Press
- Easton Press (1997)
- Full Genuine Leather
- Complete Matching Set
- Very Fine