| Soho Pr Inc, September 1, 1989, cover price $18.95 | About this edition:
In a police procedural by Japan's foremost master of mystery, Inspector Imanishi Eitaro, a typically Japanese detective fond of gardening and haiku, must follow a killer's trail across the social strata of Japan.
| Reprint edition (Soho Crime, July 1, 2003), cover price $16.95 | About this edition:
In the wee hours of a 1960s Tokyo morning, a dead body is found under the rails of a train, and the victim's face is so badly damaged that police have a hard time figuring out the victim’s identity.
| Random House Inc, July 1, 2003, cover price $13.00