William G Tapply
William G. Tapply (1940-2009) was an American author of legal thriller/mystery novels and non-fiction books on fishing, the outdoors and writing. He is best known for his books featuring Brady Coyne. Tapply earned his Bachelor’s degree in American studies and his Master’s degree in teaching from Harvard. Before he became a full-time writer, he worked as a teacher and an administrator at Lexington High School, his alma mater. In addition, he also taught at Emerson College and Clark University. Tapply was married to fellow mystery author and editor Vicki Stiefel and had five children.

William G. Tapply made his debut as a published author with the 1984 novel Death at Charity’s Point. The novel won the Scribner Crime Novel Award. He followed it up that same year with The Dutch Blue Error. His final mystery novel was Outwitting Trolls, which was published posthumously in 2010. Below is a list of William G. Tapply’s books in order of when they were first published:

Publication Order of Brady Coyne Books


Death at Charity's Point(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dutch Blue Error(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Follow the Sharks(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Marine Corpse(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Meat(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vulgar Boatman(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Void in Hearts(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Winter(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Client Privilege(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spotted Cats(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tight Lines(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Snake Eater(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Seventh Enemy(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Close to the Bone(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cutter's Run(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Muscle Memory(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scar Tissue(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Past Tense(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Fine Line(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadow of Death(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nervous Water(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Out Cold(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One-Way Ticket(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hell Bent(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Outwitting Trolls(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Brady Coyne/J.W. Jackson Books


First Light(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Second Sight(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Third Strike(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Stoney Calhoun Books


Bitch Creek(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gray Ghost(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Tiger(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Thicker Than Water(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nomination(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Those Hours Spent Outdoors(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Opening Day and Other Neuroses(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Home Water: Near and Far(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sportsman's Legacy(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Elements of Mystery Fiction: Writing a Modern Whodunit(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Fly-Fishing Life(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bass Bug Fishing(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Upland Days(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pocket Water: Confessions of a Restless Angler(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Orvis Pocket Guide to Fly Fishing for Bass(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gone Fishin' Ruminations on Fly Fishing(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trout Eyes: True Tales of Adventures, Travel, and Fly-Fishing(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Upland Autumn: Birds, Dogs, and Shotgun Shells(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Every Day Was Special(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Marine Corpse was also published as A Rodent of Doubt. The Brady Coyne/J.W. Jackson books were co-authored with Philip R. Craig. Thicker Than Water was co-authored with Linda Barlow.

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