Harry Ivanovich died mysteriously on the eve of a village ball. There were few clues. People simply noticed that several days prior to his death, poor Harry went a little crazy. He dyed his hair red, for example, and played endless games of chess against an invisible opponent.
No one in L***Valley, was competent to lead an investigation into Harry's death, which is why shrewd Inspector Leyteski was brought in.
Leyteski and his men are greeted as they arrive by helicopter, and are immediately taken to the dead man's place...