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The Tin Collectors

CANNELL, Stephen J.

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ISBN 10: 0312269595 / ISBN 13: 9780312269593
Published by St. Martin's Press, New York, 2001
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Small 4to. Blue paper over boards with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. viii, 389pp. Fine/fine. A tight and pristine first edition of this L.A.P.D. murder mystery, with a fine red-bordered bookplate on half-title page boldly signed and inscribed by the author: "To Howard / Stephen J Cannell." Cannell (1941-2010) was an incredibly prolific novelist and television producer and screenwriter. Bookseller Inventory # 37766

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Title: The Tin Collectors

Publisher: St. Martin's Press, New York

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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LAPD Sargeant Shane Scully is in trouble with the "tin collectors"--internal affairs--when he comes to the aid of his ex-partner's wife and ends up killing another cop in the process.


Stephen J. Cannell has written and produced enough TV cop shows to give him plenty of inside know-how about the LAPD, and recent events in OJ-land make the plot of The Tin Collectors--conspiracy, corruption, and murder by the boys in blue--more than credible. The tin collectors are the internal affairs cops, and they're out to make police sergeant Shane Scully the fall guy after he kills his former partner, Ray Molnar, in the midst of a domestic dispute that was just a click away from ending in the murder of Ray's wife. Not so coincidentally, she was once Shane's lover, a fact the tin collectors seize upon as evidence that Scully wanted the highly regarded Molar dead. As the wrongfully accused but redoubtable cop fights to clear his name, he discovers Ray's secret life: his other wife, his luxurious Lake Arrowhead home, and the ladder of corruption that reaches all the way to the top in the City of Angels. It should come as no surprise that this has TV-treatment written all over it. Read it now before it comes to a small screen near you, as it surely will. And applaud Cannell's growing ability to flesh out his characters with enough subtext and complexity to make a prime-time series starring Shane a strong possibility. --Jane Adams

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