The late Philip R. Craig was the author of nineteen novels in the Martha’s Vineyard Mystery series. A professor emeritus of English at Wheelock College in Boston, he loved the Vineyard and lived there year-round with his wife, Shirley.
William G. Tapply was a professor of English at Clark University. The author of twenty-one Brady Coyne novels and ten books about fly-fishing and the outdoors, he was also a columnist for American Angler magazine and a contributing editor for several other outdoors publications. He lived with his wife, novelist Vicki Stiefel, in Hancock, New Hampshire.