Mike Hammer is a fictional character featured in a series of hardboiled crime fiction novels by American novelist Mickey Spillane and later American novelist Max Allan Collins. Following World War II, Spillane conceived of a comic book character named Mike Danger, which ended up becoming a detective fiction character named Mike Hammer. The character is a no-holds-barred private investigator, fuelled by rage against violent crime. He considers the law an impediment to justice, although he holds most cops in high regard. The character has reached across to other mediums, including several television shows, movies, a comic strip and radio.

The Mike Hammer series began in 1947 with the novel I, the Jury. The last novel that Spillane would be directly involved with was The Goliath Bone in 2008. Despite Spillane, the series remains ongoing with new installments being written by Max Allan Collins. Below is a list of Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins’ Mike Hammer books in order of when they were originally released (which is also their chronological order):

Publication Order of Mike Hammer Books


I, the Jury(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Gun is Quick(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vengeance is Mine(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One Lonely Night(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Big Kill(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kiss Me Deadly(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Girl Hunters(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Snake(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Twisted Thing(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Body Lovers(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Survival... Zero(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Killing Man(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Alley(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Goliath Bone(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kiss Her Goodbye(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Big Bang(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lady, Go Die!(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Complex 90(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
King of the Weeds(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kill Me, Darling(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: As of The Goliath Bone, the Mike Hammer novels are co-authored (or ghostwritten) by Max Allan Collins.

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