The author (1940-2009) was an outstanding mystery writer, but this memoir, first published in 1993, concerns his hunting and fishing experiences and his relationship with his father, outdoors writer H.G. "Tap" Tapply. The main text includes some discussion of writing advice he got from his father, and some of this memorial edition's new material concerns his collaborations with friend and fellow mystery writer Philip Craig. Copious family photos appear throughout. Son Mike Tapply and widow Vicki Stiefel (herself a mystery novelist) provide introductory remembrances.