Created by Rick Boyer (1943--)
CHARLIE "DOC" ADAMS is a Massachusetts-based dentist/oral surgeon who keeps getting drawn into investigations. Most are pretty hard-boiled. (In the first, Billingsgate Shoals, he defeats a pursuing black hat by dropping a broken chunk of cast iron pipe down an enclosed exterior ladder, neatly slicing the guy's face off.) Probably the best of the series is The Daisy Ducks, although the first, Billingsgate Shoal, won a Best Novel Edgar in 1982.
His favorite fishing buddy is apparently William Tapply's Brady Coyne, who mentions Doc in every book in the series.
Thanks to Paul Bergin for this one.
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