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I, the Jury - Inscribed - Mickey Spillane

1947 - E. P. Dutton & Company, New York - First Edition
I don't want to arrest anyone. I just want to shoot somebody.

First edition, with bookplate inscribed ‘
Hi – Great to say hello! Mickey Spillane’. The first appearance of Mike Hammer, World War II veteran, Ultra X Hard-Boiled P.I., who sets out to avenge the death of his war buddy, following a trail that becomes a Spillane trademark, vengeance, violence, sex, a blonde, and nothing stands in his way, not the cops, the gangsters, or the blonde.

The roar of the .45 shook the room. Charlotte staggered back a step. Her eyes were a symphony of incredulity, an unbelieving witness to truth. Slowly, she looked down at the ugly swelling in her naked belly where the bullet went in.
"How c-could you?" she gasped.
I had only a moment before talking to a corpse, but I got it in.
"It was easy," I said.
 
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Vengeance Is Mine! - Mickey Spillane

1950 - E. P. Dutton & Company, New York - First Edition
First edition of the third Mike Hammer mystery, in a sexy bright dust jacket, that is usually found in much poorer condition.

Mike Hammer wakes up in a hotel room and the buddy he went on a blackout bender with last night has a fresh hole in his chest. The finger of suspicion is pointed his way. When it’s ruled a suicide, he’s cut loose, but his P.I. license is revoked. Hammer smells murder, and nothing’s going to keep him off the trail. As he untangles the web of corruption from the outside, the bodies start piling up. Hammer will need to keep his wits about him, and his .45 ready, on the hunt for justice – and vengeance. Yes, of course there is a blonde... her name is Juno.
 
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Kiss Me, Deadly - Mickey Spillane

1952 - E. P. Dutton & Co., New York - First Edition
The sixth and final Mike Hammer mystery before Spillane went religious (lasted a decade, the writers block, not the religion), and the source for Spillane's best-remembered film adaptation (and the one he most hated) with Robert Aldrich's 1955 fever dream starring Ralph Meeker. The first P.I. novel to ever make the best seller list (and I’m sure, annoy the hell out of) the New York Times.

This time the blonde (surprise), jumps out in front of Hammer’s car... Hammer takes a sordid dive into Mafia operations with all the horrors of a private army of gangsters and killers. The goal - find two million dollars worth of dope – and before Hammer undercut the local police, homicide, the F.B.I., and got the answer, a lot of people died horribly.
 
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Price HK$ 1,600