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Anxious Shane Scully followers can now relax.  From New York Times bestselling author Stephen J. Cannell comes the ninth Shane Scully novel, The Pallbearers.  Signed editions available at VJ Books (http://www.vjbooks.com).

In this compelling new novel, Detective Shane Scully must revisit his painful childhood to find out who murdered the kind and charismatic man who became a father to him.

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 had ever had.

That was thirty years ago. Now, Shane is forced to revisit these memories when Pop is found dead, the victim of an apparently self-inflicted shotgun blast. He leaves a message asking six specific people, all of whom attended Huntington House, to be his pallbearers, and Shane is one of the chosen. He and his fellow pallbearers don’t believe it was a suicide. That leaves murder. But why, and by whom?

Together, the pallbearers start on a dangerous odyssey in pursuit of justice for Pop, and for retribution against those responsible for his death. Their journey takes them up against an unforeseen adversary whose power and influence far exceed anything they could have imagined.

Cannell shares interesting facts about his writing The Pallbearers in a video which you can catch on The Pallbearers website at http://www.thepallbearers.com/.

Laura Lee at VJ Books says “After reading just the first two sentences of this book I was pulled in, anxious to discover more about Shane’s life.  The Pallbearers is the first of the Shane Scully novels that I’ve read and I can’t wait to start reading the earlier Scully books”.

The release order of the Shane Scully novels is:  The Tin Collectors, The Viking Funeral, Hollywood Tough, Vertical Coffin, Cold Hit, White Sister, Three Shirt Deal and On The Grind.

Signed first editions of The Pallbearers are available now at VJ Books (http://www.vjbooks.com). 

Other Cannell books include Runaway Heart, The Devil’s Workshop, Riding the Snake, King Con, Final Victim, and The Plan.  His latest stand alone novel At First Sight: A Novel of Obsession was released in July, 2008.  All of which are available VJ Books.

In his thirty-five-year-career, Emmy Award-winning writer Stephen J. Cannell has created over forty TV series, including The Rockford Files, Silk Stalkings, The A-Team, 21 Jump Street, Hunter, The Greatest American Hero, Renegade, Wiseguy, and The Commish.