Annal: 1985 Edgar Allan Poe Award® for Best First Novel

Results of the Edgar Allan Poe Award® in the year 1985.

Book:Strike Three, You're Dead

Strike Three, You're Dead: A Harvey Blissberg Mystery

Richard Rosen

Penzler Pick, September 2001: Originally published in 1984 and winner of the prestigious Edgar Award for Best First Novel, Strike Three, You’re Dead is a brainy baseball mystery that quickly developed a cult following. Burrowing into the lives of troubled clients, former Red Sox center fielder Harvey Blissberg was a character one could take to heart: all too human in his frailties and able to fit, however uneasily, his morality to the exigencies of the situation. He commonly finished his cases having learned as much about himself as about the crime,…

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