Bitch Creek

Bitch Creek

A Novel

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
Working as a fishing guide in Maine, Stoney Calhoun, an amnesiac with no memory of his past, turns sleuth when his friend and fellow fishing guide is found murdered and discovers, much to his surprise, that he many have been the original target of the killer and that he has had training in the process of investigation.

Globe Fearon Co
The first in a brand-new mystery series by the author of the Brady Coyne series.

Finalist for the 2005 Ben Franklin Awards

"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

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. That's not an easy task when a man doesn't know the slightest thing about himself. But Stoney was driven by some current within and ended up as a fishing guide in Maine. He's reeducating himself, he's in love, and life is good-until 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.


Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyon's Press, c2004.
ISBN: 9781592284351
1592284353
Characteristics: 292 p. ; 24 cm.

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