First American Edition. Translated from the Russian by Gilbert Cannan. Flato dustjacket art. Crime novel missed by Hubin of "an illicit love, its aftermath of murder and its strange consequences not only on the protagonist, but on all the people of the community". Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket with crease line length of front panel and spine, quarter size chip to spine ends, mild fading of green to spine ends, and moderate surface wear to panels.