London: Hamish Hamilton, 1976. [Mystery novel] FIRST UK EDITION, translated by Lawrence G. Blochman. Octavo (19 x 14cm), pp.187; , blank. Publisher's jade cloth with gilt titles to spine. With the dust-jacket designed by Beverly LeBarrow. Near fine in like, price-clipped jacket with trivial wear to crown. A pyschological thriller; an actor and a divorcee meet in a deserted New York City after hours bar. With little in common save loneliness, middle age, and a presentiment of escape, they improvise a love story. The fragility and fear that drive their experiment from moment to moment, bedroom to bedroom, transform this boy-meets-girl into a literary potboiler in which risk becomes salvation. Item #56949
Haining; The Classic Era of Crime Fiction p.167 (2002), Steinbrunner and Penzler; Ency. of Mystery and Detection, p.363-5 (1976).
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