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0521 The Deceivers

January 14, 2014
0521 Deceivers, The 410
  • Title: The Deceivers
  • Language: English
  • Country: USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 1970
  • Publisher: Fawcett
  • Collection: Gold Medal
  • Collection #: T2290
  • Cover Price: $0.75
  • Cover Artist: Robert McGinnis

Reader Milton Bagby mentioned that he owns this cover and wondered who painted it because unlike this McGinnis cover, this one actually depicts action from the story. Sorry to tell you, Milton, that this bad boy was also painted by McGinnis. Honestly, I have never felt like it comes up to McG’s usual standards but on the positive side, it is certainly steamier and you did get me to post this cover! This art was used for four different editions but this one is the 5th printing.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Milton Bagby permalink
    January 14, 2014 10:48 pm

    Thanks for the posting. I agree with you–this is not a typical McGinnis composition. Still, the tension and the hidden elements–you don’t see the man’s face or where the two people are, exactly. Is the woman aroused or upset?–are what make this a great cover.

  2. January 15, 2014 1:31 pm

    There’s an interesting article about McGinnis that just came out at:

    http://www.greenwichmag.com/g/December-2013/Master-in-our-Midst/

    Best Regards,

    Hugh Pickens

    • January 15, 2014 5:08 pm

      Thanks, Hugh, for the great article. It’s great to know that McGinnis is still working. It’s a pity that Random House didn’t commission him to produce the new Travis McGee covers.

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