The Edgar Awards Revisited: Peter’s Pence by Jon Cleary (Best Novel; 1975)

Perhaps you know the sensation: that an inanimate object has somehow found you. That perfect-fitting, too soft-to-be-true t-shirt that was shoved on a sale rack with your favorite line from Star Wars or The Godfather or whatever you want emblazoned on the front. Or the gnome statue at a garage sale that looks remarkably likeā€¦