I see that Bruce Grossman has given the nod to Carter Brown's archetypal book: The Blonde. The cover he has is one of the later editions, a quintessential Robert McGinnis. So I thought I'd share some of covers from around the world.
The first cover is a Mexican one-she does look rather bedraggled doesn't she? She's been ridden hard and put away wet, apparently. The second one is Australian- she's much more playful and fun. The third is the Brazillian version--hey what's the man doing ther? Everyone knows that male detective stories need a sexy broad and not some bloke lurking.
These are all versions of the American artist Ronnie Lesser's cover-the one of the far left is the 1958 Signet original. The other one is the Dutch version.