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First Light: The First Ever Brady Coyne/J.W. Jackson Mystery [Paperback]

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Item description for First Light: The First Ever Brady Coyne/J.W. Jackson Mystery by Philip R. Craig...

While visiting Martha's Vineyard to help a client write her will, Brady Coyne visits an old friend, J.W. Jackson. Brady quickly discovers that more than a few people are after the estate of his client. The two eventually join forces, and the case in this captivating book.

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Pages   352
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.4" Width: 5" Height: 1"
Weight:   0.7 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 25, 2005
Publisher   Justin, Charles & Co.
ISBN  1932112391  
ISBN13  9781932112399  

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More About Philip R. Craig

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Philip R. Craig grew up on a small cattle ranch near Durango, Colorado, before going off to college at Boston University, where he was an All-American fencer. He earned his M.F.A. at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. A recently retired professor of English at Wheelock College in Boston, he and his wife Shirley now live year-round on Martha's Vineyard.

Philip R. Craig lived in the state of Massachusetts. Philip R. Craig was born in 1933 and died in 2007.

Philip R. Craig has published or released items in the following series...
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3 letters FUN  Jul 17, 2006
The JW Jackson books are not the most intellectual of literature. However they are fun. I picked this book up on a vacation to the cape. I liked the back and forth of the authors. The timeline was a little confusing but after about 3 chapters the turbulance clears itself. I have read almost all of the JWJackson books and recently received the sequel to this book called Second Sight. I plan to read that one soon. The third collaboration called Third Strike is due to be published later this year according to the authors website.
Author William G Tapply Is One Of My Better Habits  Dec 27, 2002
Author Tapply has written a series of books about lawyer and amateur sleuth Brady Coyne. It is difficult to describe the Brady Coyne books except, possibly, to note that they all read like a letter from an old friend. The details of Coyne's comings and goings, his meals, his hobbies, his love interests, and his tracking down of the bad guys...are all told in an engaging style as if he were writing to each reader alone. These are the kind of books you want to "curl up with" - along with some goodie to gnaw on and a little special-wet to drink. Wish Tapply had written a hundred of 'em.
Two good authors, double the fun.  Jun 22, 2002
I really enjoyed the challenge of reading "First Light." Once you get into the rhythm of alternating chapters by the 2 writers I think the story really developed a good flow. Having never read the Brady Coyne series, and having read all of the CW Jackson ones, I now am attempting to find the Brady Coynes that I've missed out on.

I think this novel is refreshing and although I am the type of reader who ALWAYS wants more detail and more character development, I found this book to be enjoyable nonetheless.


Great combo of authors and their protagonists  May 14, 2002
I have read all of Philip R. Craig's Martha's Vineyard mysteries, but have never read those of William Tapply. I find that I enjoyed the interplay of the writers to create alternating chapters, although I wish there were more details, more character development and so forth.

I'm disappointed to see how many Tapply novels are out of print and hope I'll be able to find some in my Internet shopping forays.

Confusing  Jan 25, 2002
This is a story about two friends, Brady and J.W., who enjoy fishing and end up trying to find two missing persons. I just read the latest Brady Coyne novel and liked it but this book which is written by two authors was difficult to read. The characters take turns narrating every other chapter which would be fine but the timeline was not sequential and ended up confusing me. The two main characters were very similar and I found myself stopping to think "which character am I reading?". It was so slow that I was glad to get to the end of the book and didn't really care what had happened to the two women.

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