From: Richard Moore (
Date: 02 Dec 2004

I too found I, THE JURY on rereading to suck big time. All that remained was the additude and the ending that was not completely stupid. VENGEANCE IS MINE I read soon after and it is a far better example of Spillane's work.

Richard Moore

--- In, "Jeff Vorzimmer"
<jvorzimmer@a...> wrote:
> > VENGEANCE IS MINE revisists the same basic plot as I, THE JURY,
but with
> some twists. It
> > starts out with Hammer waking up from a hangover to find the
> standing over him and a war > buddy dead from an apparent suicide.
> the deceased used Hammer's gun while Hammer
> > was passed out, Hammer loses his PI ticket. The DA couldn't be
> pleased.
> I just finished this one myself and I have to say that it was
better than
> the previous two, In fact, I thought I, the Jury was pure shit, but
> character of Hammer propelled me to the next one, My Gun is Quick,
which was
> a hell of a lot better.
> Right now I'm reading my first McGivern novel, The Big Heat, which
to my
> surprise, is set in Philadelphia. I'd never read anything outside
of Goodis
> set in Philly. Since I lived ten years there I know the lay of the
land, so
> I can follow Bannion in my head as he drives all over the city.
> Jeff V

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