BITCH CREEK: A NOVEL
Author: William G. Tapply
Publisher: GLOBE PEQUOT ( THE LYONS PRESS, FALCON), Oct 2005
The first in a brand-new mystery series by the author of the Brady Coyne series. Tapply has introduced an unlikely, yet intensely likeable protagonist. He has fashioned an ingenious plot simultaneously unfolding layers of personality & intrigue in his stunning new novel. 6x9 inches, 304 pgs.
The first in a brand-new mystery series by the author of the Brady Coyne series.
William G. Tapply has created a fresh new world in BITCH CREEK, a steamy, perfectly crafted mystery introducing Stoney Calhoun, an unlikely hero. Stoney is a man without a past. A lightning strike obliterated his memory, and, as so many might like to do, he was given a chance to completely reinvent himself. Thats not an easy task when a man doesnt know the slightest thing about himself. But Stoney was driven by some current within and ended up as a fishing guide in Maine. Hes reeducating himself, hes in love, and life is gooduntil his friend and fellow fishing guide is murdered and Stoney suspects that he himself was the target. In a riveting process of revelation, Stoney begins investigating the murder and learns to his surprise that he is, in fact, a trained investigator. The process of discovering the murderer is also a process of self-discovery. Tapply has introduced an unlikely, yet intensely likeable protagonist. He has fashioned an ingenious plot simultaneously unfolding layers of personality and intrigue in his stunning new novel.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
. . . Its 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 . . . electrifying . . . ingenious . . . one of the most
convincingly heroic and likeable of contemporary sleuths.
Tapply is . . . a worthy successor to Hammett and both MacDonalds (Ross and John). Chicago Tribune
Only a few writers of crime fiction have managed to generate prose this leanly poetic in the service of their hard-boiled stories. Tapply does it all the time. The Boston Globe
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
WILLIAM G. TAPPLY is the author of more than thirty books, among them twentyone New Englandbased Brady Coyne mystery novels. Tapply has written several books about fly fishing and the outdoors, including Gone Fishin (page 93). Hes a contributing editor for Field & Stream, a columnist for American Angler, and has written hundreds of articles and essays on a variety of subjects for dozens of other publications. Tapply is a professor of English at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he teaches writing. He lives in Hancock, New Hampshire, with his wife, novelist Vicki Stiefel, and Burt, his Brittany.