From Poisoned Pen Press & Michael Barson

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This month, our perennially under-dressed publicity director Michael Barson plumbs his personal archives to bring you a special treat: his reminiscence about interviewing the late, great Mickey Spillane for his Master’s thesis, back when dinosaurs still roamed the earth and beer cost a nickel (okay, I’ll admit I’m exaggerating; a tall neck probably cost a whole  quarter then—!). The year in question is 1976, when ancient mariner Barson was but an eager 24-year-old grad student at Bowling Green State U., his illustrious future career a mere twinkle in his baby blues…
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