Les Roberts will meet-and-greet fans and autograph copies of his new book, Win, Place, or Die on Saturday, Aug. 31.Mystery writer
Roberts, a national literary figure who lives in the greater Cleveland area, was the first producer and head writer of the Hollywood Squares who wrote for the Andy Griffith Show, the Jackie Gleason Show and the Man from U.N.C.L.E., among others.
Roberts will be signing books from 1 p.m. -3 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Crocker Park. The event is free; books will be available for purchase.
Win, Place, or Die is the 17th 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 beer—and a knack for finding trouble on the streets of Cleveland.
In the new novel, the sudden death of a client leads Milan and his new associate Kevin “K.O.” O’Bannion behind the scenes at Northcoast Downs, a harness racing track, where they find no shortage of odd characters, suspicious activities, and danger.
Roberts is the author of 17 mystery novels featuring Cleveland detective Milan Jacovich, and an additional nine other books of fiction.
He is 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.
Roberts 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 and is a film and literary critic.
For more information about the book signing event at Barnes & Noble in Westlake, call 440-250-9233. For more information about author Les Roberts, visit his web site at www.LesRoberts.com.
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