Friday, January 26, 2018

Can We Ever Get Enough of McGinnis?

Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini, by Cynthia Von Buhler (Titan Comics, 2018). This is part of a new 1920s-set mystery thriller series “with a sinister twist!”

Last week, when I decided to celebrate Killer Covers’ ninth birthday by creating a gallery of nine vintage paperback fronts I’d added to my files over the last year, but had not found a reason to post before, it required my culling through hundreds of scans to choose just a few favorites. The rest I held back for (I hope) future use.

Amid that process, I decided to leave out several works by Robert McGinnis, the renowned cover painter who has enjoyed more than his fair share of attention from this blog (including a very recent mention). Only days later did I start to regret my decision, and feel a need to spotlight those façades separately. So what we have here are five superior specimens of McGinnis’ artistry—a new hardcover illustration at the top, followed by four classic paperback scans I was pleased to add to my collection over the last 12 months.

The Young Lovers, by Julian Halevy (Dell, 1960). You can enjoy McGinnis’ original art for this paperback by clicking here.

The Pagans, by Barbara Harrison (Avon, 1970).

The Coach Draws Near, by Mary Savage (Dell, 1972). Savage was the third and final wife of Davis Dresser, who—under the pseudonym Brett Halliday—penned more than 50 novels about Miami private eye Michael Shayne. Savage is also remembered for her 1963 modern witchcraft yarn, A Likeness to Voices.

A Peak in Darien, by Roswell G. Ham Jr. (Avon, 1960). This could have been included in my gallery of suburban yarns.


Norrin2 said...

No, we cannot.

TracyK said...

No, I can never get enough of McGinnis's covers. And thanks for showing us more of them.