Many, many thanks to book designer Ian Shimkoviak for pointing me in the direction of Michael Kellner. He's an American designer who has done some lovely work, especially for a number of classic noir and neo-noir books. Click for bigger versions.
And here's another one of his, which while not noir in any way, is too cool and too odd to neglect.
UPDATE: Mr Kellner has added: "I'd like to share credit with my partner-in-crime-fiction photographer on some of these covers: Christopher Voelker. That's his forthcoming monograph at the end."