The Irish Sports Pages

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Gray & Company, Feb 28, 2006 - Fiction - 271 pages
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#13 in the Milan Jacovich mystery series . . .

A slick con man, posing as a recent immigrant from County Mayo all alone in America, is preying on the clannish loyalties of the Irish community in Cleveland for gifts, money, and other less tangible treats. When Common Pleas Judge Maureen Hartigan realizes she’s been bamboozled, she and her daughter, Cathleen, hire private eye Milan Jacovich (it’s pronounced MY-lan YOCK-ovitch) to chase down the swindler. But the con man turns up dead in a skanky motel room, and Milan finds himself tangled in the world of the local Irish godfather, Con McCardle, who is connected with the IRA.

Milan also finds himself once again face-to-face with Cathleen Hartigan, an old flame that never quite kindled. Their own feelings clash with the more urgent need to solve a murder. And he learns a few things about Irish customs and cultures—including “the Irish sports pages.”

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Review: The Irish Sports Pages (Milan Jacovich #13)

User Review  - Deborah - Goodreads

Interesting to learn what the "Irish Sports Pages" reference means. Wanted to read some fiction based in Cleveland and discovered this well written and nicely plotted long-running series. I am ... Read full review

Review: The Irish Sports Pages (Milan Jacovich #13)

User Review  - Agatha - Goodreads

This is one in a series featuring Cleveland private investigator Milan Jacovich; I especially enjoy this series because it is set in my hometown; this entry focused on the Irish mob in Cleveland and vicinity Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Les Roberts is the author of 13 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 currently lives in his adopted home town of Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

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