(Editor's note: The following is a press release.)
Mystery writer Les Roberts will speak and autograph copies of his new book, "Whiskey Island," on Saturday Nov. 10, 2012 from 1 - 3 p.m. at Books-A-Million, 335 Howe Ave. in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. The event is free and open to the public.
Whiskey Island is the 16th book in a series featuring fictional Slovenian American private investigator Milan Jacovich (pronounced MY-lan YOCK-ovich), a former Kent State University football player and ex-cop with a taste for klobasa sandwiches and Stroh's beerâ€”and a knack for finding trouble on the streets of Cleveland.
In the new novel, councilman Bert Loftus, a man with an oversized appetite for fine dining, flashy suits, and Las Vegas call girls, is made the target of media scrutiny and an FBI investigation that may end his career. Convinced that someone is trying to kill him, Loftus turns to Milan for help.
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, and a teacher. In 2003 he received the Sherwood Anderson Literary Award. A native of Chicago, he now lives in Stow, Ohio and is a film and literary critic.
For more information about the book signing event at Books-A-Million, call 330-923-4627. For more information about author Les Roberts, visit his web site at: www.LesRoberts.com.