King Con was one of his earliest, and is still one of my favorites. Among his hits are The Rockford Files, Silk Stalkings, The A-Team, 21 Jump Street, Hunter, Renegade, Wiseguy, and The Commish. The book takes a little to get into, but once the action starts, the story movies quickly through various schemes culminating the really big con. He has to be talking to a person who travels around ripping people off. Hide your portfolios and casino earnings before I come to town. A second con was not credible involving cellophane gas, wheelchairs and dice. Apparently, that is the place where a lot of these buzzards roost, the construction business I mean.
In King Con, though, the Cannell who brought the wry to the front of Jim Rockford's life and times is at work. I avoided these things mostly by luck. Cannell is survived by Marcia, his wife of 46 years, their three children, and three grandchildren. Cannell was an American television producer, writer, novelist, and occasional actor, and the founder of Cannell Entertainment formerly Stephen J. It made me wonder how many prisoners I was surrounded by ever tried these cons before? He is known for creating the television shows The A-Team and 21 Jump Street among many other shows. As with the other stories in the Shane Scully series, Scully is forced to reconcile differences with others while keeping a cool head and remembering which side of the law he actually works for. We currently have listed on the site and with more added each day.
Coincidentally I seem to have read several of these sorts of novels lately and am starting to worry about my motivations. The Viking Funeral: This book was originally published in 2000, is the second book in the Shane Scully series. In 1986, he was inducted into the Walk of Fame; in 1981 and 2006, he clinched the Laurel Awards; in 2004, he clinched the Saturn Award, Marlow Award 2005 and, in 1994, the Lifetime Achievement Award proffered by The Private Eye Writers of America. Plot is what it's all about, a little less on characterization etc, and you will need to suspend your disbelief a little bit at the door. Synopsis When it comes to creating unforgettable criminal characters, nobody does it better than Emmy Award winner Stephen J. The Creation of Shane Scully No, it was when he started to write his Shane Scully series that people truly began to pay attention to the novel writing of Stephen J. He was an Emmy winner and was awarded The Eye - Lifetime Achievement Award by the Private Eye Writers of America.
When charming card cheat and confidence man Beano X. I really enjoyed the story of this one. Being my first encounter with this author, I didn't know what I was getting into, but I'm glad in hindsight that this was the first I had read. Cannell was born and bred in California. Although I love caper books, this one just didn't cut it. Read more about on our Author Sightings page.
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. Stephen Cannell died September 30, 2010. Aided by a beautiful, no-nonsense female prosecutor and a legion of crafty cousins, all accomplished grifters, Beano, the king of the cons, puts together the ultimate swindle-a well-planned sting of strategy, skill and deception. Of course if you're a Coben fan you don't even need a description - you know this book is going to be good. Beano wants revenge on Joe and his brother Tommy, but he and the Bates clan will get it their way, with a con game -- except that Victoria feels responsible for what happened to her witness and she will shut Beano down if he leaves her out. When his cousin is murdered, he teams up with a Prosecuting Attorney named Victoria Hart to avenge the act.
The late American scribbler Stephen J. However, there is no any film adaptation of his books. This is a story with a lot of interesting plot twists and complications, as Shane Scully is forced to deal with internal affairs officers looking into his business and being suspicious of his every move. Beano's cousin Carol claims to have witnessed the beating and is ready to testify for prosecutor Victoria Hart, but things go bad. Rather than a police procedural, this is more of a caper.
This is another complex drama about a good cop stuck in bad circumstances. King Con was one of his earliest, and is still one of my favorites. I love the way the author rights. Other books that he wrote during this phase include Final Victim, King Con, and Riding the Snake. Send an e-mail to site orderofbooks. Rather than testify against Rina in an upcoming trial, Bates leaves the hospital and disappears, leaving feisty, terminally beautiful state prosecutor Victoria Hart without much of a case.
Cannell was born in February 1941 and died of melanoma in his late sixties. Cannell has populated the story with some intersting characters Beano--a master con man, the Bates clan--a whole family of con artists, mobsters, etc. He sets up a huge con to take down the New Jersey mobsters responsible. In 1966 a script he submitted for Adam 12 so impressed the producers at Universal that they offered him the position of head writer. His website: Similar authors: , l, ,. I will probably read it again, and would recommend it to anyone who likes big gigantic storylines with a lot going on.