Annal: 1982 Edgar Allan Poe Award® for Best First Novel

Results of the Edgar Allan Poe Award® in the year 1982.

Book:Chiefs

Chiefs

Stuart Woods

In the winter of 1920, the first body is found in Delano, Georgia-the naked, brutalized corpse of a young boy. It Is a crime too horrific to be ignored; the first of many that will span four decades, embroiling three separate police chiefs in a remarkable manhunt that will expose the hatreds, fears, dark secrets and festering wounds beneath the surface of their sleepy God-fearing community.

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