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 a Good dustjacket, nickel sized chip at top front panel, top spine end chipped cm deep, cm sized chip at lower spine end, some wear to panels.