Can Ladies Kill?
Renato Fratini

Can Ladies Kill?

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1965, gouache on board, 40cm X 55cm

Cover illustration commissioned by Fontana for Peter Cheyney’s novel Can Ladies Kill? -  Peter Cheyney was Britain’s leading writer of hardboiled fiction – now enjoining a resurgence as classic noir. Cheyney was a police reporter and crime investigator for the Met until the success of his first novel. This illustration was for the fourth in Cheyney’s series of novels featuring a ruthless FBI agent Lemmy Constantine.  A number of these novels were made into French B movies making of a star of actor Eddie Constantine in the role of Lemmy.