The Cleveland Local by Les Roberts

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Milan Jacovich wades through the muck of Cleveland mob bosses and labor leaders to get to the bottom of a young attorney's death. Cleveland Local is the eighth Milan Jacovich mystery by Les Roberts, formerly a Hollywood television producer.
 

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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 August 31, 2011 by Gray and Company, Publishers. 280 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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At least looking into the tropic-island murder of Joel Kerner, Esq., will buy him some relief from the Cleveland winter, thinks shamus Milan Jacovich (Collision Bend, 1996, etc.).

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From here on in, things get even more smoothly conventional, as Milan swears to avenge the kid he let down, goes hunting for suspects who might not have liked Darren (starting with the Cleveland and Hollywood phone books), finds a promising new love, and gets caught amid a school of sharks--Darre...

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0-312-16801-2): At least looking into the tropic-island murder of Joel Kerner, Esq., will buy him some relief from the Cleveland winter, thinks shamus Milan Jacovich (Collision Bend, 1996, etc.).

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When someone strangles promising local TV newscaster Virginia Carville, Cleveland PI Milan Jacovich gets a call he wants to refuse, but can't.

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As in his seven previous adventures, including last year's Collision Bend, Cleveland PI Milan Jacovich once again gets warned, threatened, bashed and slashed.

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Michael Harvey fans will appreciate Roberts's 15th Milan Jacovich mystery, which offers a more engaging story line than its predecessor, King of the Holly Hop (2008).

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This fourth Milan Jacovich mystery, about the murder of a retired Serbian factory worker, is ""a brave, satisfying story,"" said PW.

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In the ninth Milan Jacovich mystery (The Cleveland Local, 1997, etc.), Roberts makes fine narrative use of the unlikely mix of Cleveland's blue-collar ethnic traditions with the fairy tale world of a movie shoot.

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The prolific Roberts's fourth mystery (after Deep Shaker ) starring Cleveland-based Slovene ex-cop Milan Jacovich is his most ambitious work thus far.

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