Stephen J. Cannell

Stephen J. Cannell
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Stephen J. Cannell (1941-2010) was the author of the bestselling Shane Scully books, including The Prostitute’s Ball, The Pallbearers, and Three Shirt Deal. He was also an Emmy Award winning television writer and producer, and in his thirty-five-year-career, he created or co-created more than forty TV series. Among his hits were The Rockford Files, Silk Stalkings, The A-Team, 21 Jump Street, Hunter, Renegade, Wiseguy, and The Commish. He received numerous awards, including the Saturn Award - Life Career Award (2004), The Marlow Lifetime Achievement Award from Mystery Writers of America (2005), and the WGA Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement (2006). Having overcome severe dyslexia, Cannell was an avid spokesperson on the condition and an advocate for children and adults with learning disabilities.  He was a third-generation Californian and resided in the Pasadena area with his wife, Marcia, and their children.


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The Evolution of Shane Scully (Part 2) by Mystery Writer Stephen

Mystery Novel Author Stephen J. Cannell discusses the evolution of Shane Scully and his wife Alexa, and their adventures.

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The Prostitutes' Ball: Mystery Novel by Stephen J. Cannell

Stephen J. Cannell's new mystery novel, The Prostitutes' Ball, teams Shane Scully with a partner, whom he hates, to solve a triple murder.

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Stephen Cannell on his book, On the Grind

Emmy Award-winning writer Stephen Cannell (The A-Team) discusses his thriller, On the Grind.

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The Evolution of Shane Scully (Part 1) by Mystery Writer Stephen

Mystery Novel Author Stephen J. Cannell discusses the evolution of Shane Scully and his wife Alexa, and how the they came together.

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White Sister by Stephen J. Cannell--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Stephen J. Cannell's thriller novel White Sister, a Shane Scully novel. One night, Shane Scully's wife Alexa does not arrive home when planned. Then, in the middle of the night, Shane is called to a crime scene on Mulholland Drive: the African-American victim, who appears to be a Crip gangbanger, has been executed gangland style. Shockingly, the body is in Alexa's car and her gun is found nearby.

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Cold Hit by Stephen J. Cannell--audiobook excerpt

Listen to this excerpt from the audiobook of Stephen J. Cannell's crime thriller novel Cold Hit. Cannell delivers non-stop action and intrigue in the latest installment of his New York Times bestselling Shane Scully series. Shane Scully and his partner are assigned to the case of "the Fingertip Killer"--a serial murderer preying on homeless veterans in Los Angeles. The latest killing, however, does not quite fit the pattern.

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Vigilante
Shane Scully Novels
Stephen J. Cannell
St. Martin's Paperbacks

VigilanteStephen Cannell In the last novel by acclaimed producer and New York Times bestselling author Stephen J. Cannell, LAPD detective Shane Scully and his...


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The Prostitutes' Ball
Shane Scully Novels
Stephen J. Cannell
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Detective Shane Scully responds to a call in the Hollywood hills at a once-immaculate mansion, the scene of an infamous murder twenty-five years prior. He...


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The Pallbearers
Shane Scully Novels
Stephen J. Cannell
St. Martin's Paperbacks

From perennial New York Times bestseller Stephen J. Cannell comes The Pallbearers, a powerful novel in which Detective Shane Scully, who grew up as an orphan,...


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The Tin Collectors
Shane Scully Novels
Stephen J. Cannell
St. Martin's Press

The bestselling novelist and award-winning Hollywood producer weaves a high-tension novel of suspense around a chilling conspiracy of corruption within the...


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The Viking Funeral
Shane Scully Novels
Stephen J. Cannell
St. Martin's Press

Driving along the freeway, Shane Scully glances over and sees Jody Dean, his oldest friend and LAPD colleague, at the wheel of an adjacent car. Why is Scully...


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On the Grind
Shane Scully Novels
Stephen J. Cannell
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Charged with felony misconduct in a high profile solicitation of murder case, Lt. Scully is faced with an impossible decision: either quietly resign from his...


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Three Shirt Deal
Shane Scully Novels
Stephen J. Cannell
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Truit Hickman is a small-time crook doing life in a California prison for the murder of his mother. But now Hickman is claiming that his confession was...


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White Sister
Shane Scully Novels
Stephen J. Cannell; read by Scott Brick
Macmillan Audio

Stephen Cannell’s sixth Shane Scully thriller follows up on his New York Times bestselling Cold Hit and leads the veteran LAPD detective to the beautiful,...


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Cold Hit
Shane Scully Novels
Stephen J. Cannell
St. Martin's Paperbacks

BETWEEN A COLD WAR In Stephen J. Cannell's Cold Hit, Shane Scully has found his footing while his partner is going down in flames and a serial murderer...


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The Tin Collectors/The Viking Funeral
Shane Scully Novels
Stephen J. Cannell
St. Martin's Griffin

If Detective Shane Scully's best friend, Jody Dean, committed suicide three years ago, then who did Shane just see for one fleeting moment on the Ventura...


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Vertical Coffin
Shane Scully Novels
Stephen J. Cannell
St. Martin's Paperbacks

A nightmarish series of events sweeps LAPD's Sergeant Shane Scully and his wife (and boss), Alexa, into the vortex of an enormous, jurisdictional firestorm....


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Shane Scully Double Pack
Shane Scully Novels
Stephen J. Cannell
St. Martin's Griffin

A nightmarish series of events sweeps LAPD's Sergeant Shane Scully and his wife (and boss), Alexa, into the vortex of an enormous, jurisdictional firestorm. ...


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Hollywood Tough
Shane Scully Novels
Stephen J. Cannell
St. Martin's Paperbacks

In Stephen J. Cannell's Hollywood Tough, Detective Shane Scully is back in the good graces of the department, hailed as a hero after bringing down a deadly...


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Runaway Heart

Stephen J. Cannell; Read by Tony Plana
Macmillan Audio

The New York Times bestselling author combines medical sciences and action-packed suspense in this stunningly original thriller.


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