Annal: 1992 Edgar Allan Poe Award® for Best Young Adult

Results of the Edgar Allan Poe Award® in the year 1992.

Book:The Weirdo

The Weirdo

Theodore Taylor

They call Chip Clewt, who tracks bears, The Weirdo. But no one knows much about him. Only that he lives in the eerie swamp where Samantha Sanders found a body and where she saw another body get dumped.

Finally, she meets The Weirdo, sees his scarred face, looks into his tortured soul, and becomes his friend. Together, they begin the nightmare search for the killer who has stalked innocent victims, through the murky waters and dangerous marshes of the swamp.

Book:Calling Home

Calling Home

Michael Cadnum

Overcome with guilt when he accidentally kills his best friend Mead, Peter, an alcoholic teenager, hides the body and embraces the fantasy that Mead still lives, even going so far as to impersonate him.

Book:Christmas Killer

Christmas Killer

Patricia Windsor

At Christmastime, as young girls are disappearing, Rose is having disturbing dreams that reveal where their dead bodies can be found.



Peter Nelson

Book:We All Fall Down

We All Fall Down

Robert Cormier

They entered the house at 9:02 P.M. and trashed their way through the Cape Cod cottage. At 9:46 P.M. Karen Jerome made the mistake of arriving home early. Thrown down the basement stairs, Karen slips into a coma. The trashers slip away.

But The Avenger has seen it all.

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