Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Bitch Creek - A Fly Fishing Mystery

William G. Tapply, a mystery author who combines his love of fly fishing with his love of murder, has released a new book aptly titled "Bitch Creek" in which he introduces us to amateur detective Stony Calhoun. Here is how Publisher's Weekly describes the sleuth:

"Stoney Calhoun, "a man without a history," lost his memory in a lightning strike five years earlier. Soon after the accident, Stoney left a rehab hospital in Virginia with a $25,000 check in his pocket from an insurance settlement, drove "Downeast" to live in seclusion along the eponymous creek of the title and began work at Kate Balaban's bait and tackle shop. One morning he foists an unsavory customer planning a wilderness trip onto Lyle McMahan, a local college student and fellow guide, and neither is seen again until Stoney finds Lyle's body floating in an alder swamp with a bullet in his belly. "

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