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Publisher's Summary

A new bibliomystery with a decidedly hardboiled tone from two of the masters of the genre. Mysterious Bookshop Exclusive short story.
©2013 Mickey Spillane Publications, LLC (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Wayne on 04-18-16

Short stories do not get better than this!

Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins were/are the masters of the art of writing detective novels. When Spillane died 10 years ago he left a large number of incomplete novel transcripts . So far Max Alan Collins has completed and released 8 of them in the Mike Hammer series and three others not in the series. It's in the Book is a Mike Hammer short story started by Spillane and completed by Collins.

This is a fairly typical Mike Hammer story, light and fun, with a terrific twist at the end. The story is a treasure. Scott Brick narrates brilliantly!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Before this short story I had not read a Mike Hammer book in more than 50 years, but as a teenager the series was my favorite recreational reading. Collins is now almost 70 himself. I hope he will continue the Mike Hammer series.

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5 out of 5 stars
By ZUrlocker on 07-07-18

Great short story

This is a Mickey Spillane short story completed by Max Allan Collins. It's not a complicated story, but it works well. Good characters, some good action. Ending seemed a bit weak, but it still works.

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