First edition, TPBO, Trade paperback, New,
Cover artwork by: Ben Baldwin
“Luff Imbry, confidence man, thief, forger extraordinaire, aficionado of a myriad art forms, began life as a supporting character in my novel Black Brillion. He reappeared again in the same role in a companion novel, The Commons. And that should have been the end of him. In fact, in the original draft of Black Brillion, I killed him off in a rather messy fashion near the end of the novel. But my editor advised me that it was a mistake to murder the only likeable character in the book. So I rewrote that segment and Luff lived on.
I wrote more stories, and they each found a market. . . Now all four are collected in this paperback omnibus.” #64289