Annal: 1970 Edgar Allan Poe Award® for Best First Novel

Results of the Edgar Allan Poe Award® in the year 1970.

Book:A Time of Predators

A Time of Predators

Joe Gores

The gang was restless, just looking for idle fun. They roughed up a man they thought was a homosexual—but their game got out of hand and their victim was blinded.

It was Paula Halstead’s bad luck to witness the attack and catch a glimpse of one of the boys. After they got through with her, she killed herself.

The police have no leads and can’t find the culprits. Paula’s husband hires a private investigator to do what the police haven’t been able to-with no success.

Curt Halstead refuses to give up; he will have his vengeance on the men who raped and tortured his wife, even if it means entering into their world of sex, violence, and murder.

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