Created by William Tapply
BRADY COYNE is a Boston lawyer, but the books have nothing to do with legal hijinks. He gets involved in a lot of shit, sometimes as a corollary to his legal practice, but more often as a favor to a friend or out of simple curiosity/outraged sense of honor, as in Cutter's Run (1998), arguably the best and certainly the toughest of the series. His favorite fishing buddy is the Rick Boyer's hard-boiled dentist Doc Adams, who has yet to appear in a Coyne novel, but is mentioned in every book in the series.
Both characters qualify as private eyes by your definition and certainly by mine "one involved in an investigation for a private party or for private reasons." Like early Perry Mason, Brady seems to favor a hands-on approach to criminal justice.
BY THE WAY...
- "I was in contact with William Tapply recently, and asked him if Brady Coyne (his character) and Doc Adams (Rick Boyer's character) were ever going to get together in a book...to which he said he didn't know...distance, both so busy etc. But he did say that around spring of 2002, a book entitled First Flight will be coming out that will feature Brady Coyne and Philip R. Craig's JW Jackson. Thought you would like to know."
-- Mike Morris
- Becoming a popular crime novel writer requires patience, discipline and education. Most authors who write crime novels have either worked in the criminal justice field, or received a bachelors or Master in Criminal Justice from an accredited university. Having a solid understanding of the criminal justice system and the skill of translating that onto paper is essential to writing a good crime novel. If your interested in writing a crime novel, consider pursuing classes at your local university or online. One cannot write about that which they do not know.
Thanks to Paul Bergin for this one, and thanks, Mike, for the tip.
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