Books in Order
Name: Frank Morrison Spillane
Born: 9 March, 1918
Place of birth: Brooklyn, New York City, USA
First book: I, the Jury
Previous employment: circus knife thrower
Fun fact #1: At one point, seven of his books were in the top 15 bestselling novels in America.
Fun fact #2: he wrote for various comic book series, including Batman, Superman, and Captain America.
Awards (not an exhaustive list):
- Edgar Allen Poe Grand Master Award
- Junior Literary Guild Award
Mickey Spillane Book List & Suggested Book Order
Mickey Spillane Interview
Mike Hammer author Mickey Spillane discusses how he writes endings, why he has put wrong information in some of his books, and reveals what an entertaining character he is in front of a studio audience.
Mickey Spillane Biography
Mickey Spillane was born on the 9th of March in 1918, which was a Saturday. For those readers interested in all things astrological, that makes him a Pisces, which is one of the Water signs.
The only child of Catherine and John Spillane, Mickey was born in Brooklyn, one of the five boroughs of New York City and home to around 2.7 million people. New York City is in New York, a state on the Eastern seaboard of the United States of America. It was Mickey’s father, an Irish bartender, that gave his son Frank Morrison the nickname “Mickey”.
Mickey started writing stories while still in high school, graduating from Erasmus Hall High School in 1935. For a short time he studied at Fort Hays State College in Hays, Kansas, but didn’t stay long enough to gain any qualification. For work, it looks like he’d take on anything going – from trampoline artist for the world famous Barnum & Bailey Circus to lifeguard in Queens, a neighboring borough in NYC, to a salesman at a department store. It was during this latter employment that Mickey first put pen to paper through a contact he made at the store. Suddenly, Mickey was a semi-professional writer, creating short stories for early comic books. This grew into quite a gig and he ended up creating adventures for, what are now, globally recognized franchises, including…
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If you love Mickey Spillane’s books you need the most comprehensive book list available, which includes a check list, alternative titles, page counts, movie adaptations, co-authors, star ratings, and a host of other features, plus:
- Mike Hammer series in order
- Tiger Mann books in order
- Caleb York books in order
- a complete list of standalone novels
Why Read the Mickey Spillane Mike Hammer Books in Order?
Born a century ago, give or take a year, Mickey still stands as a great thriller writer and readers still love his books. He wrote standalone novels and a considerable number of short stories, plus successful series such as the Tiger Mann series and the Caleb York series. However, Mickey's greatest creation is detective Mike Hammer, a hard-drinking, tough-talking private eye from the hard-boiled school of detecting. Some of the novels being set in the time period they were, Hammer was as likely to mow down communists with a machine gun as he was to take out crooks with a punch.
This Mickey Spillane book list gives all the Mickey Spillane books in chronological order, so lets you see the characters develop and witness events at the correct time, just as Mickey intended.
So, if you're hungry for a Mickey Spillane book order, or more especially, to read the Mike Hammer series in order, here's everything you could ever need.