Search Results: "William G. Tapply"


BOOK REVIEW

HELL BENT by William G. Tapply
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Brady's investigation, which indeed proves that Gus was as far from suicidal as you can get, is more heartfelt than inspired. Despite the weighty issues involved, it's clear, as he admits, that 'fishing is what's in my blood. Not the law.'"
The apparent suicide of a disturbed Iraq War veteran turns out to be anything but. Read full book review >

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GRAY GHOST by William G. Tapply
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 2007

"More ambitious and densely plotted than Stoney's heartfelt debut (Bitch Creek, 2004), but with the same unruffled sense of time and place."
Stoney Calhoun hasn't recovered the memories he lost to a lightning strike seven years ago, but he's acting more and more like the cop he suspects he once was. Read full book review >

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NERVOUS WATER by William G. Tapply
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"But Brady never does clear up the coincidences behind the trail of homicides that shadow Cassie or explain why he's recycling a crucial plot twist from a dozen novels earlier in this laid-back series (Shadow of Death, 2003, etc.)."
Boston lawyer Brady Coyne's search for a missing cousin brings him up against murders past and present. Read full book review >

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OUTWITTING TROLLS by William G. Tapply
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"Weak-tea suspects and a sleuth who's just too nice and too invested in the finer things in life to be seriously interested in detection, or indeed in the law."
Another death knell for one of Boston attorney Brady Coyne's (Hell Bent, 2008, etc.) old friends. Read full book review >

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THE SPOTTED CATS by William G. Tapply
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 5, 1991

"Tapply (Dead Winter, Client Privilege, etc.) sketches in Brady's relationships with Jeff and Lily so deftly that you'll probably share, and forgive, his lack of interest in the slow-moving plot."
Laid-back workaphobic Boston lawyer Brady Coyne's weekend stay with his client Jeff Newton, scarred inside and out by an encounter with a Zambian leopard, turns from nuisance to nightmare when two men break into the house, scare Brady half to death, beat Jeff into a coma, kill his two guard dogs, and get away with seven solid-gold pre- Columbian leopards valued a $1.5 million. Read full book review >

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MUSCLE MEMORY by William G. Tapply
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 1999

"Brady's 16th (Cutter's Run, 1998, etc.) is stylish, routine, just a little bit synthetic: a spot of fishing, a tender scene with a returning lover, the odd clue."
Can things get any worse for retired basketball player Mick Fallon? Read full book review >

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DARK TIGER by William G. Tapply
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"More nourishment for Field & Stream readers than for mystery fans."
After years of establishing and protecting amnesiac Stonewall Jackson Calhoun's identity as co-owner of a Maine tackle shop, federal agents return to make him an offer he can't refuse. Read full book review >

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THIRD STRIKE by Philip R. Craig
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 4, 2007

"An exciting third case (Second Sight, 2005, etc.) for a team reminiscent of Holmes and Watson, or Spenser and Hawk."
The tranquility of Martha's Vineyard is disturbed by a ferry strike and a pair of murders. Read full book review >

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CLOSE TO THE BONE by William G. Tapply
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 11, 1996

"There's never much action in Brady's cases (The Seventh Enemy, 1995, etc.), but this one, clever as it is, seems to swim by in slow motion, with shorthand characters providing precious little company as Brady ambles companionably along."
November: When Roger Falconer's son Glen kills a woman while driving drunk, Roger's lawyer Brady Coyne recommends Paul Cizek as the courtroom wizard who just might get Glen off. Read full book review >

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SHADOW OF DEATH by William G. Tapply
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 24, 2003

"Brady's 20th case is his most satisfyingly plotted in ten years, even if he sounds and acts more like his crosstown colleague Spenser than ever."
Hired to investigate a political spouse, Boston lawyer Brady Coyne (A Fine Line, 2002, etc.) finds himself hung up between the cops in two states and his closemouthed client. Read full book review >

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BITCH CREEK by William G. Tapply
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 24, 2004

"Though the mystery is slight and the windup unsatisfying, 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."
After 20 cases starring Boston lawyer Brady Coyne (Shadow of Death, 2003, etc.), Tapply introduces a more outdoorsy, elemental Down East detective. Read full book review >

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DEAD WINTER by William G. Tapply
Released: May 12, 1989

A minor entry in Tapply's highly successful series about Brady Coyne, lawyer to greater Boston's rich and obscure. Read full book review >