Skin: A Mike Hammer Story Title: Skin: A Mike Hammer Story
Release: July 17, 2012 (E-Book)
ISBN: 978-1-1015-9538-1
Publisher: Dutton


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.


Book Reporter: "…one of those rare shorter works that is infused with the satisfying heft of a novel-length work…."

His Futile Preoccupations: "[Mike Hammer] is a breath of fresh air" "action-packed...scenes seem to spin through at warped speed."

Not the Baseball Pitcher: "This compact story has it all."

Fiction & More: "noir fiction fans will enjoy this eBook short"


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