Annal: 1988 Edgar Allan Poe Award® for Best Novel

Results of the Edgar Allan Poe Award® in the year 1988.

Book:Old Bones

Old Bones: A Gideon Oliver Mystery

Aaron Elkins

In the flood tides off Mont St. Michel, revered Resistance-hero Guillaume du Rocher is drowned. Already assembled at the Rocher estate to deal with family business, members of the Rocher clan instead read his will. The next day a partial skeleton is found in the cellar and Gideon Oliver, a physical anthropologist, is called to examine the bones. They are those of a young man who died 50 years prior and Gideon believes the deceased was tied to the Resistance movement. When Gideon is threatened, and Claude, Rocher’s principal heir, is poisoned, Gideon begins to…

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