Created by William G. Tapply
BRADY COYNE is a Boston lawyer, but the books featuring him have very little to do with legal hijinks. He does, however, get 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.
And he’s an affable kind of guy. 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, and he’s appeared in several books alongside Phil Craig’s Jeff Jackson.”
Coincidentally, all these guys qualify as private eyes by your definition (and certainly by mine) as “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.
- Death at Charity’s Point (1984) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
- The Dutch Blue Error (1984) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
- Follow the Sharks (1984) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
- The Marine Corpse (1986; aka “A Rodent of Doubt”)
- Dead Meat (1987)
- The Vulgar Boatman (1987)
- A Void in Hearts (1988)
- Dead Winter (1989)
- Client Privilege (1990)
- The Spotted Cats (1991)
- Tight Lines (1992)
- The Snake Eater (1993)
- The Seventh Enemy (1995)
- Close to the Bone (1996)
- Cutter’s Run (1998)
- Muscle Memory (1999) | Buy this book
- Scar Tissue (2000) | Buy this book
- Past Tense (2001)| Buy this book
- First Flight (2001; with Philip R. Craig’s Jeff Jackson) | Buy this book
- A Fine Line (2002) | Buy this book
- Shadow of Death (2003) | Buy this book
- Second Sight (2005; with Philip R. Craig’s Jeff Jackson)| Buy this book
- One-Way Ticket (2007) | Buy this book | Buy the audio | Kindle it!
- Third Strike: (2007; with Philip R. Craig’s Jeff Jackson) | Buy this book
- Hell Bent: (2008) | Buy this book
- Outwitting Trolls (2010) | Buy this book | Kindle it!