Skin: A Mike Hammer Story

Skin: A Mike Hammer Story

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by Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins
     
 

A beautiful reporter. A secret ritual in a graveyard. A disembodied hand on the side of the road. Mike Hammer returns in one of the most shocking cases of his storied career.

Private Investigator Mike Hammer may be getting older, but he hasn’t lost his step. So when he spots a brutally destroyed corpse on the side of the road in upstate New York,

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Overview

A beautiful reporter. A secret ritual in a graveyard. A disembodied hand on the side of the road. Mike Hammer returns in one of the most shocking cases of his storied career.

Private Investigator Mike Hammer may be getting older, but he hasn’t lost his step. So when he spots a brutally destroyed corpse on the side of the road in upstate New York, unrecognizable as human except for the disembodied hand lying next to it, there’s no question of him not taking the case. Especially when Melodie Anderson, the stunning young reporter determined to investigate, goes missing. But as Mike sifts through Melodie’s leads in a race to find her before it’s too late, he discovers a murder method more horrible than anything he’s ever come across… and one that neither he nor Melodie may be able to escape.

A short story begun by the late icon Mickey Spillane and completed by his long-time collaborator Max Allan Collins, Skin is a heart-pounding addition to the world of Mike Hammer.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101595381
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/17/2012
Series:
A Dutton Guilt Edged Mystery
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
337,095
File size:
405 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

MICKEY SPILLANE and MAX ALLAN COLLINS collaborated on numerous projects, including twelve anthologies, three films and the Mike Danger comic book series.


Spillane was the bestselling American mystery writer of the 20th century. He introduced Mike Hammer in I, the Jury (1947), which sold in the millions, as did the six tough mysteries that soon followed. The controversial P.I. has been the subject of a radio show, comic strip, and two television series; numerous gritty movies have been made from Spillane novels, notably director Robert Aldrich's seminal film noir, Kiss Me Deadly (1955), and The Girl Hunters (1963), in which the writer played his famous hero.


Collins has earned an unprecedented sixteen Private Eye Writers of America "Shamus" nominations, winning for True Detective (1983) and Stolen Away (1993) in his Nathan Heller series, which includes the recent Bye Bye, Baby. His graphic novel Road to Perdition is the basis of the Academy Award-winning film. A filmmaker in the Midwest, he has had half a dozen feature screenplays produced, including The Last Lullaby (2008), based on his innovative Quarry series. As “Barbara Allan,” he and his wife Barbara write the “Trash ‘n’ Treasures” mystery series (recently Antiques Disposal).


Both Spillane (who died in 2006) and Collins received the Private Eye Writers life achievement award, the Eye.

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Skin: A Mike Hammer Story 2.5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a rip off. Has more pages of useless crap than actual story. Do not buy if you are interested in a story but do buy if all you want is a bunch of advertising
Adv-reader More than 1 year ago
Max Allen Collins is a excellent author, but here he missed the mark. Skin is a waste of time and money for Mike Hammer fans. There is virtually no story and it reads like a sample. Perhaps if Mr. Collins had expanded what is there, Skin might be an exciting novel. Unfortunately, I can not recommend it, instead check out Complex 90 by Max Allan Collins.
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