The Prostitutes' Ballby Stephen J. Cannell
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… See more details below
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 there's 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: There's a single spent bullet casing that doesn't 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 killer's 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.
“Fast, funny and delightfully twistythe best Scully yet.” Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
“Cannell injects new life into his bestselling Shane Scully series.... Hitch and Shane are a powerful combination, both as characters and as detectives. Readers will look forward to seeing more of this dynamic duo.” Publishers Weekly
“Cannell provides readers with a quick, entertaining mystery.” RT Book Reviews
“The dynamic partnering of the seemingly snob and the slob make for a refreshing Scully entry.... Fans of the saga ... will enjoy this fine entry as Stephen J. Cannell provides his fans with an engaging police procedural.” Genre Go Round Reviews
Meet the Author
In his thirty-five-year career, Emmy Award-winning writer Stephen J. Cannell has created more than forty TV series. Among his hits are The Rockford Files, Silk Stalkings, The A-Team, 21 Jump Street, Hunter, Renegade, Wiseguy, and The Commish. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and children.
- Pasadena, California
- Date of Birth:
- February 5, 1941
- Place of Birth:
- Los Angeles, California
- B.S., University of Oregon
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