Title: Terror in the Streets
Author: Howard Whitman
Cover artist: Robert Maguire
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Best thing about this cover:
- Ah, 1950s paranoia at its finest
- Can't a pretty girl get a haircut at 1 a.m. without being team-stalked by tough guys in olive drab suits anymore? What a world ...
- Guns 'n' Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle" was based on this book cover
- Maguire would eventually learn his lesson: Put Girl In Foreground!
Best things about this back cover:
- You can tell even from this crowded array of scenes that Maguire is a masterful illustrator. Great faces, action, use of light...
- Love the action in the alley by the garbage cans. Smacked his fedora off with a blackjack. That's about as 50s as 50s violence gets. Fedora still in mid-air. Rich.
- Every quote reads like it's coming out of the mouth of Maude Flanders: "Won't somebody please think of the children!?"
The police are hardly interested in, nor would the average police mentality be capable of understanding, such psycho-dynamics. Police are interested in end-results. When an old homosexual is found dead in his hotel room after picking up a man at a bar, the police just put it down as a "fag murder" and go on from there.