Annal: 1991 Edgar Allan Poe Award® for Best First Novel

Results of the Edgar Allan Poe Award® in the year 1991.

Book:Postmortem

Postmortem

Patricia Cornwell

Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a human monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer whose signature offers precious few clues. With an unerring eye, she calls on the latest advances in forensic research to unmask the madman. But this investigation will test Kay like no other, because it’s being sabotaged from within and someone wants her dead.

Book:Come Nightfall

Come Nightfall

Gary Amo

Book:Devil in a Blue Dress: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

Devil in a Blue Dress: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

Walter Mosley

Los Angeles, 1948: Easy Rawlins is a black war veteran just fired from his job at a defense plant. Easy is drinking in a friend’s bar, wondering how he’ll meet his mortgage, when a white man in a linen suit walks in, offering good money if Easy will simply locate Miss Daphne Money, a blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs….

Book:Nobody Lives Forever

Nobody Lives Forever

Edna Buchanan

Somebody with a gun is stalking the streets of America’s most exciting and dangerous city, and a pair of Miami homicide detectives find the crimes chillingly close to home.

Book:Passion Play

Passion Play

W. Edward Blain

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