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The Deadly Lady from Madagascar (and other dames)


I am experiencing some technical issues (and a bout of bad health), so I’m not doing much these days. I’m falling behind with my writing and with my post, and everything else. But I was browsing some old paperback art and I happened to spot this picture…

… and I thought, wow, that’s a story I’d like to write.
Turns out this is a Robert Maguire cover for a novel called The Deadly Lady of Madagascar, bt Frank G. Slaughter (nice name for someone writing about deadly ladies) that I will try and find somehow.
If I can’t write it, I can certainly read it.

But as I was at it I found a selection of beautiful Robert Maguire art, and so here’s a gallery (you can click on the images to see the full-size picture)…

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

9 thoughts on “The Deadly Lady from Madagascar (and other dames)

  1. If you like Maguire, you should also check out Roger McGinnis. Back in the day, I would get them confused due to similarities of name and style.


    • I have a true veneration for McGinnis, and indeed his covers were one of the things that started me writing. I wanted to write the sort of book that could have a McGinnis cover.


      • Oops! Not only did I get McGinnis’ given name wrong, I just noticed in “Related Posts” that you did a McGinnis post awhile back.

        In my defense, I see “Roger McGinnis” on the net all the time. It’s corrupting my memory. Just like how I now occassionally catch myself typing an apostrophe for a plural, something I never did 10-20 years ago.
        And so we spiral downwards…


  2. Wow, I just got this paperback a couple of weeks ago and stumbled upon this by random. I really liked the art, so glad to know who this is now, thanks!


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