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William G. Tapply

Full Name: William G. Tapply
Gender: Male
Hometown: Waltham, Massachusetts
Born: 1940-07-16
Died: 2009-07-28
Number of Works: 72
Born in 1940, William G. Tapply was the author of about 40 books, including more than two dozen New England-based mystery novels. Hell Bent: A Brady Coyne Novel is the most recent. Tapply's handbook, The Elements of Mystery Fiction: Writing a Modern Whodunit, is used in writing classes and workshops across the country. He also wrote a dozen books and nearly a thousand magazine articles, mostly about fly fishing and the outdoors. He was a Contributing Editor for Field & Stream, a columnist for American Angler, and a member of the Editorial Board for The Writer magazine. Tapply was a professor of English at Clark University in Worcester, MA, where he was the Writer in Residence. He and his wife, novelist Vicki Stiefel, ran The Writers Studio at Chickadee Farm. Tapply lived and wrote in Hancock, New Hampshire.

He passed away at his Hancock, New Hampshire, home on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 following a two-year battle with leukemia.



ISBN: 1592287654, 9781592287659
Keywords: novel, creek, bitch
Pages: 304
Published: 2004
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 031235830X, 9780312358303
Keywords: coyne, brady, novels, novel, bent, hell
Pages: 320
Published: 2008
  • Rating: 80%

<DIV><DIV><DIV>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 brother. Augustine Shaw was a notable photo-journalist, happily married with two small children – until he returned from a stint in Iraq missing a hand and suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Now he’s lost his career, his peace of mind and his family. Brady is hired to seem him through the divorce. The client wasn’t eager to accept Brady’s repre
ISBN: 0312363036, 9780312363031
Keywords: novel, calhoun, stoney, ghost
Pages: 272
Published: 2007
  • Rating: 80%

<div><div><div>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 ability to read French--and recently it's been made clear to him that it would be best if he never does. </div><div>Working as a guide on Casco Bay, Stoney is out with a client on an early morning fly fishing expedition when they find the charred remains of a recent corpse on a small, uninhabited island. 
ISBN: 0312337469, 9780312337469
Keywords: novel, coyne, brady, cold
Pages: 304
Published: 2006
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 1602399905, 9781602399907
Keywords: novel, nomination
Pages: 320
Published: 2010
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0312358296, 9780312358297
Keywords: coyne, novel, brady, ticket, way, one
Pages: 304
Published: 1976
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0312989784, 9780312989781
Keywords: novel, coyne, brady, line, fine
Pages: 304
Published: 2002
  • Rating: 80%

"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 natural habitats. Until, that is, over a year ago, when a climbing accident left him a paraplegic. Now he spends his time in the backyard of his brownstone in Boston, with only his dog and his teenaged son, Ethan, for company." "Brady Coyne, Walt's longtime friend and attorney, handles his routine legal affairs and is asked by Walt to deliver a set of Meriwether Lewis letters to a rare-book dea