The Prostitutes' Ball (Hardcover)
St. Martin's Press, 9780312557300, 320pp.
Publication Date: October 12, 2010
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.
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Praise For The Prostitutes' Ball…
"Fast, funny and delightfully twisty—the 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