Search Results: "Les Roberts"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DUTCH by Les Roberts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 16, 2001

"Milan is always good company, but this time his detection is merely workmanlike, and the rickety plot weakened by too many echoes of classics from A Dance at the Slaughterhouse to I, the Jury."
Apart from being fat and homely, Ellen Carnine had everything to live for: a sunny disposition, a well-paying job, the esteem of the bosses at her Web-design firm. Read full book review >

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SEEING THE ELEPHANT by Les Roberts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 1992

"A semi-hardboiled trip down memory lane, then, guided by a capable old pro."
L.A. actor/sleuth Saxon (Snake Oil, etc.) flies to Chicago, his hometown, to attend the funeral of Gavin Cassidy, a cop who moonlighted as an actor and was Saxon's mentor at the North State Street Theatre Guild. Read full book review >

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A CARROT FOR THE DONKEY by Les Roberts
Released: April 17, 1989

L.A. actor/sleuth Saxon's third venture (Not Enough Horses; An Infinite Number of Monkeys) finds him toughing it out south of the border—in search of movie-mogul Mark Evering's drugged-out daughter Merissa, who took off for there with a sleaze lawyer, 40-ish Martin Swanner, whose money comes from junk and defrauding illegal aliens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LES MISÉRABLES by Victor Hugo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"An epic muddle, all in all. (Graphic fiction. 10-13)"
In typically buoyant cartoons, Williams presents a précis of Hugo's epic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LES PAUL by Mary Shaughnessy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 1993

"Packed with fascinating detail and researched with loving thoroughness (Shaughnessy includes a complete Paul discography): a rock-music-lover's delight. (Photos—not seen.)"
Who made the guitar a solo instrument? Read full book review >

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JONATHAN ROBERTS by Gregory P. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2014

"An exhaustive biography, which serves as a welcome addition to American Civil War and Quaker history.
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Wilson chronicles the life of Jonathan Roberts, a Quaker who served in the Union Army during the Civil War despite his pacifist convictions. Read full book review >

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INDIAN SIGN by Les Roberts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"As always, tough, smart, honorable Milan is Cleveland's best company."
On a punishing midwinter day in Cleveland he sits on a bench, snow collecting on his shoulders, staring up at the building in which Milan Jacovich (The Best Kept Secret, 1999, etc.) happens to have his p.i. office—this ancient, stone-faced Native American. Read full book review >

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COLLISION BEND by Les Roberts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 13, 1996

"Otherwise, all is low-key perfection."
Slavs, as Milan Jacovich observes, aren't prone to forgive and forget. Read full book review >

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THE CLEVELAND CONNECTION by Les Roberts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 23, 1993

"Editorial pruning would have helped, particularly with the repetitiveness, but, still, a good—and timely—Yugoslav cultural primer."
Milan Jacovich, the Cleveland p.i. of Slovene heritage (Deep Shaker, etc.), in trying to locate a missing grandfather of Serbian extraction, must sort through age-old Balkan animosities—as well as modern-era wise-guy rules of conduct. Read full book review >

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THE STRANGE DEATH OF FATHER CANDY by Les Roberts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A feast of vengeance served piping hot that's quite a departure for the generally more reflective creator of Milan Jacovich (The Irish Sports Pages, 2002, etc.)."
In 1985, a hardened Vietnam veteran who's settled in Chicago returns to Youngstown, Ohio, where he grew up and his priest brother has just committed suicide. Read full book review >

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THE IRISH SPORTS PAGES by Les Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2002

"Milan is as likable as ever, his adventures as formulaic."
"I suppose," muses Milan Jacovich, "when you're in the business of messing in other people's lives moral dilemmas come with the license." Read full book review >

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THE CHINESE FIRE DRILL by Les Roberts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 19, 2001

"Flimsy plot, pedestrian prose, and a cast hurting for believable characters."
Just as he's in Bangkok putting the finishing touches on yet another bestseller, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Hilton gets a drop-everything phone call from Hong Kong. Read full book review >