The juiciest racket in town needed too many Murders!via via
She Had A Price And Vince Quinn Followed Her Across The Country… Eager To Pay For The Kind Of Love She Offered
From the back:
He Was Looking For A Woman…
And She Was Waiting For Him… A Voracious Black Widow With An Unparalleled Appetite For The Sensual And Sadistic, A Woman Whose Unnatural Hungers Were The Tools Of The Avenger… He Never Had A Chance…
He Was Big… And He Was Rough… But She Was Used To Devouring Men And The Bigger They Came The Harder They Fell… Vince Quinn Had Never Bargained On A Girl Like That!
Her love was for sale — at the right price…
From the back:
Life was suddenly very complicated for Ann Freeman. Too many people were making demands of her!
Cal Marker wanted her for his stable, to help pay for his daily quota of heroin.
Clara Lundy needed Ann to satisfy her craving for abnormal “love.”
Casey Shean, sweet, “square” and very much in love, wanted Ann for his wife.
As if all this wasn’t enough, there was Crowley, the vice cop, who was out to “get” Ann, in more ways than one.
The World-Famous Detective Stalks a Murderer Through Paris Divesvia
The Private Affairs Of A Wandering Wife
She offered her love — He took her body…via
She Rented Her Body To Any Man — Any Woman –
I am not really sure what is going on here. The painting and the cover are clearly both by Maguire, and both are based on the set of reference photos, and Heritage Auctions is selling them as a set, but the painting is clearly not the same as the image on the cover. Even if the hair and the sheet had been retouched for the cover (which is the kind of thing that happened) the whole pose of the body is slightly different, and the head is looking a different way.
I suspect this is an early draft that was rejected by the publisher, or simply a different scene painted from the same set of reference photos. Either way, a lovely set.