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The Prostitutes' Ball (Shane Scully Novels)

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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 discovers the remnants of a lavish pool party. The revelers have fled, leaving three dead bodies in their wake, all shot with the same gun. One is an acclaimed film producer. The other two, a pair of gorgeous women.

With his new partner, Sumner “Hitch” Hitchens, Scully begins to investigate what looks to be an open-and-shut case: The women were hired prostitutes, and theres security video of an angry husband firing on all three. A simple case of brutal revenge. But nothing is ever as simple as it seems: Theres a single spent bullet casing that doesnt match the rest.
 
From that single bullet emerges a story of love, murder, suicide, and one of the biggest financial frauds in L.A. history. Someone has gone to great lengths to cover up a decades-old crime, and as Scully and Hitch get closer to the answer, they find themselves in a killers crosshairs.
 
Stephen J. Cannell's The Prostitute's Ball is "Fast, funny and delightfully twisty" (Kirkus Reviews)--a thrilling crime story that could only happen in L.A.

About the Author

Stephen J. Cannell (1941-2010) was the author of the bestselling Shane Scully books, including 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312549275
Author:
Cannell, Stephen J
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Author:
Cannell, Stephen J.
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
No. 10
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.500 x 4.125 in

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