This is the lost 1940s “Mike Hammer” novel, written between “I, the Jury” and “My Gun Is Quick”.
Hammer and Velda go on vacation to a Long Island beach town. Hammer becomes embroiled in the mystery of a missing well-known New York party girl who lives nearby.
When the woman turns up naked - and dead - astride the statue of a horse in the town square, Hammer feels compelled to investigate.
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