The Pallbearers

The Pallbearers

St. Martin's Press | March 16, 2010 | 320 Pages | ISBN: 13: 978-0312557294

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Shane Scully revisits his troubled past as a foster child in bestseller Cannell's slightly more plausible than usual ninth novel to feature the LAPD detective (after On the Grind). Scully and his attractive wife, Alexa, the acting commander of the LAPD's detective division, are looking forward to a two-week vacation in Hawaii.

Then Scully hears the shocking news that Walter Dix, the head of Huntington House Group Home, where the policeman spent time in his youth, has blown his head off with a shotgun. Since Scully hadn't kept in touch with his former mentor, he's surprised to learn Dix left a note designating him a pallbearer. The other pallbearers at Dix's funeral, fellow alums of Huntington House, also doubt the official suicide verdict and join Scully in an effort to find the truth.

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The Pallbearers

St. Martin's Press | March 16, 2010 | 320 Pages | ISBN: 13: 978-0312557294

Order:  Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Shane Scully revisits his troubled past as a foster child in bestseller Cannell's slightly more plausible than usual ninth novel to feature the LAPD detective (after On the Grind). Scully and his attractive wife, Alexa, the acting commander of the LAPD's detective division, are looking forward to a two-week vacation in Hawaii.

Then Scully hears the shocking news that Walter Dix, the head of Huntington House Group Home, where the policeman spent time in his youth, has blown his head off with a shotgun. Since Scully hadn't kept in touch with his former mentor, he's surprised to learn Dix left a note designating him a pallbearer. The other pallbearers at Dix's funeral, fellow alums of Huntington House, also doubt the official suicide verdict and join Scully in an effort to find the truth.

Visit The Pallbearers website.

The Pallbearers

The Pallbearers

"THE PALLBEARERS grabbed me within its first few pages. Cannell introduces Dix right away, and in just a couple of paragraphs, he makes the reader love him as much as the pallbearers did. By the second chapter, one can’t help but feel the same righteous anger over Dix’s death and to be just as certain as the team that there is no way the man could have committed suicide. It takes a superior talent to do this, and Cannell, creator of some of television’s best-loved series of the late 20th century, is up to the challenge. Whether Cannell is on your must-read list or is an author you only sample occasionally, THE PALLBEARERS is not to be missed."
Joe Hartlaub, Bookreporter
"Cannell is a master storyteller."
Michael Connelly