The Best-Kept Secret by Les Roberts
A Milan Jacovich Mystery (Milan Jacovich Mysteries)

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Since winning the St. Martin's Press/Private Eye Writers of America Best First Novel Contest, Les Roberts' books have grown with astonishing popularity. In his eleventh mystery, Roberts once again displays his deft hand at creating an engaging plot set in a Cleveland alive with everything from its ethnic neighborhoods and its flavorful food to a believable cast of characters.

When Jason Crowell, a freshman at nearby Sherman College is accused of the rape of a fellow coed, Milan is called upon to investigate. A group calling themselves the 'Women Warriors' has posted signs all over campus unjustly accusing Jason of the crime. However, Milan finds right off that several things are very wrong with the case. First, no one seems to know who these women are or who the victim is. Second, he learns that Jason prefers men to women, and has always exemplified only the best behavior and a quiet, easy demeanor.

The vindictive sexual harassment counselor wants to press charges, and the dean of the school wants to suspend Jason. It is up to Milan and his infallible sixth-sense to prove Jason's innocence before the student's whole life is destroyed. But when the one woman who knows the truth is murdered, the Slovenian shamus must really put his sleuthing skills to the ultimate test before an innocent young man is unceremoniously crucified.


About Les Roberts

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Les Roberts is the author of 16 mystery novels featuring Cleveland detective Milan Jacovich, as well as 9 other books of fiction. The past president of both the Private Eye Writers of America and the American Crime Writer's League, he came to mystery writing after a 24-year career in Hollywood. He was the first producer and head writer of the Hollywood Squares and wrote for The Andy Griffith Show, The Jackie Gleason Show, and The Man from U.N.C.L.E., among others. He has been a professional actor, a singer, a jazz musician, a teacher, and a film critic. In 2003 he received the Sherwood Anderson Literary Award. A native of Chicago, he now lives in Northeast Ohio.
Published September 1, 2011 by Gray and Company, Publishers. 279 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Signs plastered around Cleveland's Sherman College campus identify Jason Crowell as a rapist. They don't bother to identify his victim. Poor Jason is reviled, suspended from classes and desperate. His

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