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    • The Tin Collectors

    • By: Stephen J. Cannell
    • Narrated by: Robert Lawrence
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 368
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 276
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 278

    L.A. police detective Shane Scully comes under investigation by Internal Affairs (derisively known as "the tin collectors") after he kills his ex-partner who was one of the mayor's bodyguards. Temporarily reassigned, so that he can remain under the department's watchful eye, Scully finds that more than his badge is at stake when he is set up to take the rap in a deadly plot of corruption and conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of the LAPD.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great begining

    • By Chance on 04-19-10

    Regular price: $25.87

    • The Viking Funeral

    • By: Stephen J. Cannell
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 174
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 108

    Driving along the freeway, LAPD Sergeant Shane Scully glances over and sees at the wheel of a neighboring car his oldest friend and LAPD colleague, Jody Dean. Why is Scully so surprised? Because it's been two years since Jody committed suicide. Now Shane is confronted by the bizarre truth: Jody and five other cops thought to be dead are anything but.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Predictably good story, disappointing narration

    • By Dianne on 06-19-13

    Regular price: $23.07

    • At First Sight

    • A Novel of Obsession
    • By: Stephen J. Cannell
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Meet Chick Best - a middle-aged, self-absorbed, disaffected, California dot.com millionaire with a trophy wife. Though concerned about his life and family, Chick resigns himself to a miserable state of acceptance, until he experiences unrequited love at first sight - which leads to deadly consequences.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Sandra on 03-26-10

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Vigilante

    • By: Stephen J. Cannell
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 569
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 501
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 501

    Lita Mendez was a thorn in the LAPD’s side. An aggressive police critic and gang activist, she’d filed countless complaints against the department. So when she’s found dead in her home, Shane and Hitch fear the worst: that there’s a killer in their ranks.Outside the crime scene, Nixon Nash, the charismatic host of a hit reality show called Vigilante TV, has set up shop with his television crew. Nash’s show is dedicated to beating the cops at their own game, solving murders before they can. Now he has the murder of Lita Mendez in his sights....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Last Book

    • By Willie A Whitehurst on 11-04-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • On the Grind

    • Shane Scully
    • By: Stephen J. Cannell
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 297
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 177

    Charged with misconduct in a high-profile solicitation of murder case, Scully is forced to resign from the LAPD or face criminal prosecution. His wife Alexa leaves him, seeking a divorce for his alleged dalliance with the accused in the case, a well-known Hollywood actress. His son, Chooch, horrified by these events, won't speak to him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fun read...

    • By Traci A. Hannah on 02-22-09

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Vertical Coffin

    • A Shane Scully Novel
    • By: Stephen J. Cannell
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 337
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 137

    In Shane Scully's most terrifying case to date, two elite SWAT units from the L.A. Sheriff's Department and the ATF appear to be engaged in a deadly midnight war. Officers from both agencies are being sniped at and murdered in vertical coffins. As the violence escalates, the mayor directs the LAPD, the only uninvolved and unbiased law enforcement agency, to investigate. Shane's wife, Alexa, under orders from Chief Tony Filosiani, assigns him to the case.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thrill To The Last Minute

    • By Matt P. on 03-26-04

    Regular price: $21.27

    • The Prostitutes' Ball

    • By: Stephen J. Cannell
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 373
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 262

    It’s a few days before Christmas when Detective Shane Scully and his wife, Alexa, respond to a call in the Hollywood Hills. The crime scene is the pristine backyard swimming pool of a once immaculate mansion on Skyline Drive, the site of an infamous murder decades prior, in which a family was killed in cold blood on Christmas Eve. In the ensuing years, the house has been shuttered and left exactly as it stood on that terrible night.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best of the Shane Scully series

    • By Zoe C. Johnson on 10-27-10

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Three Shirt Deal

    • A Shane Scully Novel
    • By: Stephen J. Cannell
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 307
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 149

    Truit Hickman is a small-time crook doing life in California's notoriously brutal Corcoran State Prison for the murder of his mother. He admitted to the crime, but now Hickman claims his confession was coerced by the cops. A beautiful Internal Affairs detective, Secada "Scout" Llevar, asks Shane Scully to help investigate.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Plausibility problems

    • By Anne on 10-24-08

    Regular price: $25.87

    • The Pallbearers

    • A Shane Scully Novel
    • By: Stephen J. Cannell
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    Abandoned by his parents as an infant, Scully was reared in an orphanage, Huntington House. The only positive thing in his young life was the attention of the Home’s director, Walter “Pop” Dix. Pop, an avid surfer, would take a small group of kids for early morning surfing. He was the father none of them ever had. That was 30 years ago. Now, Shane is forced to revisit these memories when Pop is found dead, the victim of an apparently self-inflicted shotgun blast.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cannell's best (so far)

    • By Paul on 07-09-10

    Regular price: $24.49

    • King Con

    • A Novel
    • By: Stephen J. Cannell
    • Narrated by: Stephen J. Cannell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Raised in a world of flimflams, come-ons and con-jobs, Beano Bates has done so well he's earned a spot on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List. But his lucky streak vanishes after a card game in which he scams a cool eighty grand from a notorious Mafia don - who retaliates by having Beano nearly beaten to death. For the first time in his legendary career, Beano wants more than a big score - he wants justice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I absolutely love this story

    • By damon alfero on 04-28-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Hollywood Tough

    • A Shane Scully Novel
    • By: Stephen J. Cannell
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 108

    At a Hollywood party with his wife, Alexa, Detective Shane Scully overhears a famous producer make a suspicious remark about the strange deaths of his two ex-wives. This becomes more than just police business, because the party is to celebrate the engagement of the producer to Alexa's closest friend. Against his wife's wishes, Shane begins to look into his past.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Poor Narration

    • By Don on 05-08-08

    Regular price: $22.60

    • White Sister

    • A Shane Scully Novel
    • By: Stephen J. Cannell
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 293
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 161

    Leaving L.A.'s Parker Center, Shane Scully and his wife, Alexa, agree to meet at home in one hour. Shane gets there; Alexa doesn't. In the middle of the night, he's 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. But Alexa is missing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sad it's over

    • By Lisa on 04-27-07

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Cold Hit

    • By: Stephen J. Cannell
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 384
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    Shane Scully and his partner are assigned to the case of "the Fingertip Killer", a serial murderer preying on homeless veterans in Los Angeles. Every two weeks he strikes: he beats his victims, then shoots them in the back of the head. Once they're dead, he cuts off their fingertips, closes their eyes, and tosses them in the river.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Above average detective thriller

    • By Jerret on 08-21-05

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Prostitutes' Ball

    • By: Stephen J. Cannell
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    It’s a few days before Christmas when Detective Shane Scully and his wife, Alexa, respond to a call in the Hollywood Hills. The crime scene is the pristine backyard swimming pool of a once-immaculate mansion on Skyline Drive, the site of an infamous murder decades prior, in which a family was killed in cold blood on Christmas Eve. In the ensuing years, the house has been shuttered and left exactly as it stood on that terrible night.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Scott Brick is awesome!!!!

    • By George on 04-10-15

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Mystery

    • A Dark and Stormy Night (2009): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    • By: Jan Burke, Stephen J. Cannell, Robert Dugoni, and others
    • Narrated by: Lee Goldberg
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $4.19

    • The Devil's Workshop

    • By: Stephen J. Cannell
    • Narrated by: Stephen J. Cannell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Stacy Richardson is a microbiology graduate student at the University of Southern California, taking her final doctoral exams. In the middle of her "Quals," Stacy learns that her husband, head of the university's Microbiology Department, has "committed suicide" while on sabbatical at a super-secret bio-weapons lab known as the Devil's Workshop. Meanwhile, two train-riding hobos, "Lucky" Cunningham and "Hollywood Mike", are traveling near Vanished Lake, Texas, where the newest generation of bio-weapons is secretly being tested. A bio-accident at Vanishing Lake turns the town into a living hell.

    Regular price: $18.13

    • The Plan

    • A Novel
    • By: Stephen J. Cannell
    • Narrated by: Stephen J. Cannell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    The selling of the president is an assignment that could salvage TV producer Ryan Bolt's damaged life and career, but Bolt doesn't know to whom he truly serves. And by the time he finds out, it may be already too late... for one nation under siege when the Mafia attempts to put a puppet leader in the White House. This political thriller is the fictional debut of Stephen J. Cannell.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Final Victim

    • By: Stephen J. Cannell
    • Narrated by: Stephen J. Cannell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Leonard Land, a computer genius and a multi-personality maniac, is systematically murdering women. Wired to the cyberpunk subculture of Death Metal and Satan worship, he shifts personalities from The Rat - smart and cunning - to The Wind Minstrel - God and the Devil. Renegade U.S. Customs Service agent John Lockwood teams up with Chicano master hacker Malavida Chacone and stunning forensic criminologist Karen "Awesome" Dawson to track the deranged genius.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stunning

    • By S. Harvey on 01-27-08

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Vigilante

    • A Shane Scully Novel
    • By: Stephen J. Cannell
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Lita Mendez was a thorn in the LAPD's side. An aggressive police critic and gang activist, she’d filed countless complaints against the department. So when she's found dead in her home, Detective Scully and his partner Hitchens fear the worst: that there's a killer in their ranks. Outside the crime scene, Nixon Nash and his television crew have set up shop. Nash is the charismatic host of a hit reality show called "Vigilante TV," dedicated to beating the cops at their own game: solving murders before they can.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Keeps You Guessing

    • By Nancy Chilton-Kendrick on 07-21-16

    Regular price: $6.99

    • White Sister

    • A Shane Scully Novel
    • By: Stephen J. Cannell
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Leaving L.A.'s Parker Center, Shane Scully and his wife, Alexa, agree to meet at home in one hour. Shane gets there; Alexa doesn't. In the middle of the night, he's 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. But Alexa is missing.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Yuck

    • By Doug B. on 03-16-07

    Regular price: $15.93

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