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Out Cold (Brady Coyne #24)

3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  202 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Brady Coyne is a Boston attorney, whose routine legal work and sedate lifestyle usually keep him far away from trouble. Unfortunately, one cold January morning, trouble comes to him. When Brady lets his dog out into the backyard of his Back Bay brownstone, he finds a girl buried under the snow in Brady's back yard. A teenager, maybe fifteen or sixteen, who had apparently c ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published September 19th 2006 by Minotaur Books
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OUT COLD (Unlicensed Investigator-New England-Cont) – G+
Tapply, William G. – 22nd in series
St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2007- US Hardcover – ISBN: 0312337469
*** Attorney Brady Coyne’s virtual spouse, Evie, is out of town so Brady and dog, Henry, are on their own. It’s a snowy day when Henry brings Brady’s attention to a person buried under the snow in their backyard. The young woman, discovered to have miscarried, dies and no one can identify her. Brady feels responsible and is determined to find out
#22 in the Brady Coyne series ( I count the three Brady Coyne/J.W. Jackson mysteries as a separate series.). Brady is a fly-fishing Boston attorney who does not have a criminal practice but gets involved in crime nonetheless.

Brady Coyne discovers a young girl dying in the snow in his back yard. As he investigates her identity and past, others connected to his search die. There may be a connection with a truck with a bear logo and New Hampshire plates. Abrupt wrap-up.

Brady Coyne is a lawyer, but he's not who or what people assume he should be. He is kind, caring, concerned and sometimes reckless.Tapply begins this novel with Brady's dog, Henry finding the body of a teen aged girl frozen in the snow in his back yard. No one seems to know who she is. Despite the warnings of the police not to get involved, Brady somehow feels responsible and must pursue her identity and cause of death. Prostitution, homelessness, murder and New England weather are the themes in ...more
A female teenager is found by his dog under the snow in Brady Coyne's back yard on Beacon Hill. He carries her inside and calls 911, but she dies. A piece of paper with his address is found in her pocket. Brady feels responsible and begins trying to find out who she is and why she died in his yard. Brady is a lawyer usually working on divorces, wills and estates, but he also likes to sleuth. It turns out that his girlfriend Evie who was away when girl is found identifies her from her picture. So ...more
May 12, 2012 Joe rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: mystery
I am a huge William Tapply fan and realized I had missed a few of his mysteries along my way in reading all of his works. OUT COLD is another excellent installment in the Brady Coyne series. Finding a snow covered young girl in your back patio is the start to this tale. Crumpled in her hand is piece of paper with the address of Brady’s townhouse in Boston. Another runaway, think again! Everywhere Brady turns to try and find out who this girl is/was, people are dying which just makes him dig that ...more
Belinda Fry
Really liked this book; easy read
I picked up this book for the usual reason - it was set in Boston. I think that I am still a wee bit obsessed with living in New England, but since I am freezing here in Nashville, I will have to make do with frequent visits.
This book was good, not great, not bad, just good. It was entertaining while I read it, but the premise turned out to be a bit far fetched. That being said, it seems to be one of a series, and I will look for others.
Susan Hohm
Meh. A lawyer finds a teenager dead in the snow in his backyard. Why does she have his address in her pocket?? Let's find out! Other bodies turn up. Implausible mad scientist ending. On the plus side: It's a quick read.
Brandon Stec
I enjoyed the story, but it was a pretty predictable finale. Brady Coyne is an entertaining character though, I plan on reading the remainder of the books in this series.
Joe O'c
Excellent; Continuing character: Brady Coyne; after finding a dead girl in his yard, Cone sets out to determine who the girl is and what led her to bleed to death
I guess I'm done with this series - just the same old lawyer Brady Coyne solving a mystery. The best part of the series is the location in Boston.
Jan Aldergate
Enjoyable quick read - liked the main characters and enough action to keep you interested. Thought the end was a little bit abrupt.
This was my first Brady Coyne mystery. Loved it! Great writing style & story line. I'm hooked, reading them all.
Good solid crime fiction. Recommended for all Parker "Spenser" fans, although the dialog is not nearly as crisp.
Entertaining. Sort of was able to figure out what was happening but you never really know for sure.
A page turner that ends too patly.
A Brady Coyne mystery, well paced
Pretty good Boston-based mystery.
A good mystery that kept my interest.
easy to read, passes the time
Alfred New
Very good.
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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 enthu ...more
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