New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. 5-5/8 x 8-1/2", 1/2 white cloth, blue paper over boards, 211pp. Item #900436
First Edition signed by the author on the title page. Review copy with publisher's letter laid in.
A drunken circus acrobat plunges to his death from the Gogol statue. A colleague falls to his death from a faulty trapeze on the same day. Coincidence? Moscow Police Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov, while under censure of a jealous supervisor, is intrigued but must act nonchalant to keep the case. Fortunately, Rostnikov is a master of subterfuge and detection.
Fine in dust wrapper and protective mylar.