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William G. Tapply (July 16, 1940 – July 28, 2009) was an American writer who published over 40 works. He is best known for his legal mystery series featuring lawyer and detective Brady Coyne, and he also wrote about one of his favorite pastimes, fishing. Tapply was born, raised, and lived in New England. He was a high school teacher and a college professor. Early life and education Tapply was born in Waltham, Massachusetts, and raised in Lexington by his father, H.G. Tapply, and his mother, Muriel. Tapply's father wrote the column "Tap's Tips" for Field & Stream.Tapply graduated from Lexington High School. He earned a bachelor's in American studies from Amherst College in 1962 and received a master's in teaching from Harvard. Career Tapply published over 40 books in his 25-year career. Over half of his books featured lawyer detective Brady Coyne in a mystery series. Tapply also published essays and books about fishing, and, like his father, wrote for Field & Stream. In addition to his non-fiction about fishing, Tapply published a short series of mysteries in which the protagonist was a Maine fishing guide.Tapply's first Coyne mystery, Death at Charity's Point, was published in 1984. Tapply described Coyne as "a lawyer with Brahmin clients who always wanted to keep the police out of it." Coyne, like his creator, was an avid trout fisherman. Writing about Tight Lines (1992), one of the Coyne mysteries, a reviewer said, "Brady is as appealing a character as ever". Reviewing Scar Tissue (2003), the 17th Coyne mystery, a critic stated: "Like a well-worn, comfortable pair of shoes or a favorite old college sweat shirt, William G. Tapply and Brady Coyne just don't disappoint."Tapply also wrote other kinds of fiction, including The Nomination, his last novel, published after his death. One reviewer described The Nomination as a "fascinating political thriller".Before becoming a full-time writer, Tapply was a school teacher and administrator at his alma mater, Lexington High School. He also taught at Emerson College and was an English professor at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. According to the owner of Kate's Mystery Books in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Tapply "helped young writers a lot and was a wonderful teacher." Tapply wrote The Elements of Mystery Fiction (2004), a book that describes the process of writing and publishing mysteries.Tapply's final Coyne mystery, Outwitting Trolls, was published in 2010, a year after his death. Honors Death at Charity's Point (1984), Tapply's first mystery novel, won the Scribner Crime Novel Award. Personal Tapply was married to editor and mystery writer Vicki Stiefel and had five children. Tapply met Stiefel at a writer's group in 1992. Stiefel said that Tapply "helped a lot with my writing. He's a terrific teacher."Tapply died on July 28, 2009, from leukemia at his farm in Hancock, New Hampshire. References External links Tapply's website William G. Tapply in libraries (WorldCat catalog). Discover the William G Tapply popular books. Find the top 100 most popular William G Tapply books.

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The Nomination book summary, reviews and downlod

The Nomination

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The Nomination is a fast-paced action and suspense thriller that brings events from the final days of the Vietnam War into direct conflict with contemporary American politics. Vietnam...

The Elements of Mystery Fiction book summary, reviews and downlod

The Elements of Mystery Fiction

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The Elements of Mystery Fiction: Writing the Modern Whonunit has guided and inspied mystery writersveterans as well as beginners—for nearly a decade. Here William G. Tapply, with more than...

Nervous Water book summary, reviews and downlod

Nervous Water

4.5/5$11.99

In one of the finest novels yet in Tapply's long-running series, Nervous Water explores the previously hidden past of his much beloved character, Boston attorney Brady Coyne. Contacte...

The Snake Eater book summary, reviews and downlod

The Snake Eater

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Investigating the murder of a Vietnam veteran, Boston lawyer Brady Coyne uncovers a military conspiracy in this “good, fast read” (Publishers Weekly).  Daniel Mc...

Trout Eyes book summary, reviews and downlod

Trout Eyes

0/5$14.99

Fly fishermen everywhere will enjoy these varied, witty, and engaging adventures by one of America’s finest outdoor writers. There is a long section on trout fishing called “Brookies, Br...

The Spotted Cats book summary, reviews and downlod

The Spotted Cats

0/5$7.99

In this “practiced and talented” mystery, the Boston lawyer travels from Cape Cod to rural Montana to track down a hunter’s stolen trophies (Library Journal).  ...

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Follow the Sharks

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The Boston attorney searches Red Sox Nation for a ballplayer’s kidnapped son in this “grittily persuasive” mystery novel (Kirkus Reviews).  For two years, Eddi...

Upland Autumn book summary, reviews and downlod

Upland Autumn

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In this collection of original stories, highly acclaimed novelist and outdoor writer William Tapply shares his finest stories of bird hunting in the Northeast country. Every season for over ...

The Marine Corpse book summary, reviews and downlod

The Marine Corpse

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“One of the most likeable sleuths to appear on the crime scene in quite a long time.” —The Washington Post Book World   The man is found on the icy stree...

Every Day Was Special book summary, reviews and downlod

Every Day Was Special

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"It’s been a lifelong, ever-expanding journey, with many big ?sh and faraway waters and dramatic moments . . . and yet I don’t think any of those moments or any of those places or ?sh...

The Vulgar Boatman book summary, reviews and downlod

The Vulgar Boatman

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When a politician’s son is suspected of murder, Boston lawyer Brady Coyne is dispatched to fix it—only to uncover a web of deceit: “Tapply at his best” (The New York Times)...

Sportsman's Legacy book summary, reviews and downlod

Sportsman's Legacy

0/5$9.99

First published in 1993, SPORTSMAN'S LEGACY was the a story of a remarkable relationship between father and son. It could have been the tale of any father and son whose lifelong bond was for...

Cutter's Run book summary, reviews and downlod

Cutter's Run

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While fishing in Maine, the Boston lawyer runs afoul of a racist conspiracy in this mystery thriller from the “smooth and sophisticated” author (The New York Times). ...

Outwitting Trolls book summary, reviews and downlod

Outwitting Trolls

4.5/5$11.99

Brady Coyne is a Boston attorney who focuses on a few private clients and the legal drudgery of their everyday life, which leads to a generally unexciting life. Brady, however, gets a call f...

Dark Tiger book summary, reviews and downlod

Dark Tiger

4/5$11.99

Seven years ago, Stoney Calhoun woke up in a VA hospital with no memories and a series of unexplained talents (language ability, weapons expertise, etc.). Since then he's been living quietly...

A Void in Hearts book summary, reviews and downlod

A Void in Hearts

0/5$7.99

Boston lawyer Brady Coyne investigates the death of a shady private detective in a mystery with “complications of the heart as compelling as clues” (Publishers Weekly).

Tight Lines book summary, reviews and downlod

Tight Lines

0/5$7.99

To find a dying client’s wayward daughter, the Boston lawyer combs through the darkest corners of New England in this “surprising, convincing” mystery (Publishers Weekly).

Shadow of Death book summary, reviews and downlod

Shadow of Death

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Suspicious that his candidate's husband might be having an affair, the campaign manager convinces Boston attorney Brady Coyne to hire a discreet private investigator to find out what is real...

Scar Tissue book summary, reviews and downlod

Scar Tissue

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Brady Coyne is an attorney with a select clientele and a small practice - he handles mostly the boring paperwork such as deeds, wills, and divorces and leaves the more exciting aspects of th...

Close to the Bone book summary, reviews and downlod

Close to the Bone

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When a troubled friend disappears offshore, Boston lawyer Brady Coyne suspects foul play in “another winning entry in [this] very satisfying series” (Publishers Weekly).

Death at Charity's Point book summary, reviews and downlod

Death at Charity's Point

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A Boston lawyer investigates a prep school teacher’s suspicious suicide in this debut for “one of the most likeable sleuths to appear on the crime scene” (The Washington Post Boo...

Third Strike book summary, reviews and downlod

Third Strike

4/5$7.99

Eminent mystery authors Philip R. Craig and William G. Tapply team up for a richly nuanced new installment in the Brady Coyne/J. W. Jackson series that is a tribute not only to two witty,...

Muscle Memory book summary, reviews and downlod

Muscle Memory

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A Boston lawyer copes with a client who lies compulsively—and then disappears just as his wife is found dead: “A pleasure . . . solidly plotted” (Publishers Weekly...

One-Way Ticket book summary, reviews and downlod

One-Way Ticket

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To help an old friend with a gambling problem, a Boston lawyer confronts the mob in this “fresh and appealing” mystery thriller (Publishers Weekly).  Dalton Lanc...

Dead Winter book summary, reviews and downlod

Dead Winter

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When a minister’s son is accused of murder, Boston lawyer Brady Coyne doesn’t know whom to trust in this “very satisfying caper” (Publishers Weekly).  Desmon...

Past Tense book summary, reviews and downlod

Past Tense

4/5$11.99

Brady Coyne is a middle-aged Boston attorney with a small, select clientele - one that leaves him sufficient time to pursue a personal life. That personal life currently focuses on Evie Bany...

Bitch Creek book summary, reviews and downlod

Bitch Creek

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". . . It’s wonderful to see Tapply get out of the city and into an altogether different kind of time that suits his unhurried storytelling perfectly."--Kirkus Reviews"Outstanding . . . el...

Dead Meat book summary, reviews and downlod

Dead Meat

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When Native Americans claim a friend’s fishing lodge as protected land, lawyer Brady Coyne heads to Maine—where a complex case quickly turns deadly.  He may be a millio...

Gray Ghost book summary, reviews and downlod

Gray Ghost

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Seven years ago, Stoney Calhoun woke up in a VA hospital with no memories. He still remembers nothing from before then, except that he has a few unexplained skills--a gift for angling, an a...

A Fine Line book summary, reviews and downlod

A Fine Line

4.5/5$11.99

Walt Duffy was a world-renowned ornithologist, outdoorsman, and nature photographer who spent his life traveling and taking some of the most highly regarded photographs of birds in their nat...

Client Privilege book summary, reviews and downlod

Client Privilege

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When someone tries to blackmail an old friend, Boston attorney Brady Coyne intervenes—only to wind up a murder suspect in this “solidly appealing series” (Publishers Weekly)....

Hell Bent book summary, reviews and downlod

Hell Bent

4.5/5$11.99

Boston attorney Brady Coyne finds his own past coming back to haunt his professional life when his ex-girlfriend Alex Shaw, long out of touch, reappears, wanting Brady to represent her broth...

The Dutch Blue Error book summary, reviews and downlod

The Dutch Blue Error

0/5$7.99

Boston lawyer Brady Coyne investigates a philatelist fatality in “a first-rate mystery . . . a knockout climax, charged with irony” (The Washington Post Book World).

The Seventh Enemy book summary, reviews and downlod

The Seventh Enemy

0/5$7.99

When a gun control dispute leads to murder, the Boston lawyer finds himself in the crosshairs in this mystery “that resists simplifying the issues” (Publishers Weekly).

Second Sight book summary, reviews and downlod

Second Sight

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Philip R. Craig and William G. Tapply -- veteran mystery novelists and longtime fishing buddies -- are back with a second joint novel starring their respective series heroes, J. W. Jackson a...

Out Cold book summary, reviews and downlod

Out Cold

4/5$11.99

Brady Coyne is a Boston attorney, whose routine legal work and sedate lifestyle usually keep him far away from trouble. Unfortunately, one cold January morning, trouble comes to him. When Br...

Best Seller William G Tapply Audio Books of February 2021

The Nomination: A Novel of Suspense (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Nomination: A Novel of Suspense (Unabridged)

Mysteries & Thrillers$13.99

The Nomination is a fast-paced action and suspense thriller that brings events from the final days of the Vietnam War into direct conflict with contemporary American politics. Vietnam...

Upland Autumn: Birds, Dogs, and Shotgun Shells (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Upland Autumn: Birds, Dogs, and Shotgun Shells (Unabridged)

Sports & Outdoors$8.99

Tales of New England bird hunting by an acclaimed novelist and sportsman. In this collection of original stories, highly acclaimed novelist and outdoor writer William Tapp...

Every Day Was Special: A Fly Fisher's Lifelong Passion (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Every Day Was Special: A Fly Fisher's Lifelong Passion (Unabridged)

Sports & Outdoors$11.99

A collection of fishing stories from acclaimed novelist and outdoorsman William G. Tapply. "It’s been a lifelong, ever-expanding journey, with many big fish and faraway waters ...

Trout Eyes: True Tales of Adventure, Travel, and Fly Fishing (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Trout Eyes: True Tales of Adventure, Travel, and Fly Fishing (Unabridged)

Sports & Outdoors$11.99

Fly fishermen everywhere will enjoy these varied, witty, and engaging adventures by one of America’s finest outdoor writers. There is a long section on trout fishing called "Brookies, Brow...

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