The Screaming Mimi / Les Femmes Sont Friponnes (Some Women Won’t Wait)

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Sweeny saw her once. He know it could get him killed — but he had to have her.

Some other versions of Some Women Won’t Wait can be found here.

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Mum’s the Word for Murder

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From the back:

THE KILLER PLACED AN AD…

It was incredible-but true. Terror gripped the waiting city. A murderer was publishing ads in the newspaper announcing the exact time of his scheduled killings – and was getting away with it!

For detective Jerry Burke it was a special challenge — because the scornful threats were addressed to him personally.

Three times the killer struck – as he had proclaimed he would. And three times Jerry Burke played the fool … until a startling climax in a Mexican cafe untangled the unbelievable web of suspense and horror…

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Play it Hard / Gangsternes Lokkedue / Ik ben de Beul (I, the Hangman)

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She Played Fast And Loose — For Money… For Fun… And For Free

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Broker’s Special / A Winter Wonderland of Crime Fiction

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Shameless (Original Title: The Root Of His Evil)

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The Most Terrible Exposure Of The White Slave Traffic Ever Written

For a book called Shameless, she is doing a pretty good job of covering her shame.

Cover was reused for The Road To Buenos Ayres and Het zilveren Spinneweb (Silver Spiderweb)

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Noir Paperback Cover Paintings

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Here is some cover art sans covers. In fact, not only do I not have the covers, I can’t find the names of the paperback they were printed for, or in three cases even the names of the artists. However, they were just too good to not share.

If anyone has any more info about these paintings, please let me know. Enjoy!

Via Heritage Auctions here, here, here, here, and here

Baby Moll / Over Haar Lijk / Totentanz auf dem Vulkan

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She was the kind of woman a man would die for… and usually did.

This cover was coppied by not one, but two different books. The book itself was later reprinted by Hard Case Crime with new cover art.
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Legacy Of A Spy / Calling Mr Callaghan / Nicht mein Bier (Not My Beer)

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In his world no man or woman was to be trusted. For even the face of love could mask the shadow of sudden death.

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An outstanding story of murder, robbery and blackmail

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This Is It, Michael Shayne

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The torn bill in her limp hand matched the half she’d mailed him. He could almost here her say… This Is It, Michael Shayne

A scissors-blade slaying rocks Miami, as a torn $500 bill in the hands of a murdered girl prods Michael Shayne into a danger-filled chase

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Frank McCarthy’s James Bond Cover Art (1972-72)

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Casino Royale, From Russia With Love, Doctor No, and Goldfinger

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Chicks in Chainmail

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Chicks in Chainmail is an anthology of fantasy stories, edited by Esther M. Friesner.

Edit: Updated with higher resolution images and original artwork.

Captain Venture and The Land Beneath The Sea

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These are the only two issues of this publication, which featured reprints of a back-up series from earlier issues of Gold Key’s Space Family Robinson.

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Space Family Robinson: Lost In Space

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The Pulp Paintings of George Gross

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According to pulp writer Bill Cox, “George Gross could do exciting paintings even when there were no scantily clad damsels around, and what’s more amazing, Fiction House let him!” Of course, he could also do well with the scantily clad damsels.

These are paintings commissioned as cover art, but are not the covers themselves.

via Amusing Planet