In a classic, provocative, and lurid confrontation, Harry Barton shows a fiery redheaded femme-fatale struggling with Joe Chicago, the square-jawed, prizefighting hero of Ross Laurence's 1953 mobster crime novel The Fast Buck. First published as a part of the Ace Double Novels series, this is a classic example of danger and drama, with provocative undertones, from the down and dirty world of post-war sleaze paperback publishing. Beautifully framed and silk matted behind glass and ready to hang.
The Fast Buck was republished in 1955 by Phantom Books for an overseas audience, with a slightly different photo-mechanically altered cover as seen below. The reissue likely accounts for the double signature visible on the left hand side of the artwork. A copy of both published appearances of the art is included with sale.