Those Hours Spent Outdoors: Reflections on Hunting and Fishing

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Scribner, Jan 1, 1988 - Sports & Recreation - 208 pages
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A collection of essays includes reminiscences of specific hunting and fishing events, meditations on the philosophies of the two activities, and anecdotes reflecting the traditions and myths of fishing and hunting

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Tapply is well known, in two disparate literary worlds, for his Boston-situated Brady Coyne mysteries and for his contemplative essays on New England hunting and fishing in magazines like Field ... Read full review


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William G. Tapply (1940-2009) was an American author best known for writing legal thrillers. A lifelong New Englander, he graduated from Amherst and Harvard before going on to teach social studies at Lexington High School. He published his first novel, "Death at Charity's Point", in 1984. A story of death and betrayal among Boston Brahmins, it introduced crusading lawyer Brady Coyne, a fishing enthusiast whom Tapply would follow through twenty-five more novels, including "Follow the Sharks", "The Vulgar Boatman", and the posthumously published "Outwitting Trolls".

Besides writing regular columns for "Field and Stream", "Gray's Sporting Journal", and "American Angler", Tapply wrote numerous books on fishing, hunting, and life in the outdoors. He was also the author of "The Elements of Mystery Fiction", a writer's guide. He died in 2009, at his home in Hancock, New Hampshire.

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