A vintage illustration by Robert A. Maguire, cover art for a crime noir novel. He created over 600 covers since 1950.

The Damned Lovely

This is the cover art for The Damned Lovely, written by Jack Webb, who, according to the cover, was also the author of  The Naked Angel. The cover of that book was also illustrated by Robert Maguire, as where many other novels published by Signet.

Cover art by Robert Maguire

You can go see more of R.A. Maguire’s cover artworks at his official site. You can also get the book Dames, Dolls & Gun Molls, The Art Of Robert A. Maguire, published in 2010, collecting the covers he created for pulp paperbacks in the 1950s and 1960s.