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									Stephen J. CannellStephen J. Cannell
An Emmy Award-winning writer and producer of such TV hits as The Rockford Files, Wiseguy, and The A-Team, Stephen J. Cannell has also locked up a successful career as a crime novelist with his popular line of Shane Scully detective thrillers.

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Fact File

Name:
Stephen J. Cannell
Current Home:
Pasadena, California
Date of Birth:
February 5, 1941
Place of Birth:
Los Angeles, California
Education:
B.S., University of Oregon
Awards:
Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, 1979; Writers Guild Award for Best Screenplay, 1981

*  Stephen J. Cannell's official web site




Cannell's Latest

The Shane Scully Series

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								White Sister: A Shane Scully Novel, Author: 
								Stephen J. Cannell.

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White Sister: A Shane Scully Novel
by Stephen J. Cannell
In the middle of the night, Shane Scully 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 Shane's wife, Alexa's, car and her gun is found nearby. But Alexa is missing. Shane's investigation into his wife's disappearance soon takes him inside a violent feud between two rival hip-hop record companies.
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								The Viking Funeral, Author: 
								Stephen J. Cannell.
*  The Tin Collectors (2000)
*  The Viking Funeral (2001)
*  Hollywood Tough (2002)
*  Vertical Coffin (2005)
*  Cold Hit (A Shane Scully Novel) (2005)
*  White Sister: A Shane Scully Novel (2006)

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Cannell's Finest Hours

In our interview with Cannell, he reveals that "I write for about five hours a day seven days a week, and it’s the best five hours of my day."

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The Best Book to Read First

Cannell Recommends

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								The Tin Collectors, Author: 
								Stephen J. Cannell.

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The Tin Collectors
by Stephen J. Cannell
In this first installment in the Shane Scully series, Cannell introduces us to Scully -- a renegade LAPD sergeant who kills his former partner in a justifiable shooting and finds himself being hunted down by a crooked arm of Internal Affairs.

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								Mystic River, Author: 
								Dennis Lehane.

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Mystic River
by Dennis Lehane
In an interview with Barnes & Noble.com, Cannell counts Dennis Lehane's Mystic River as a favorite read, calling it "a really compelling story with finely crafted characters and complex relationships." Cannell shares more of his all-time favorite books with us, including:

*Silent Joe  by T. Jefferson Parker
*The Stand: Complete and Uncut  by Stephen King
*The Bonfire of the Vanities  by Tom Wolfe
*The Catcher in the Rye  by J. D. Salinger
*Learn more in our interview with Cannell