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A Ten-Minute Egg

For several years now I have been most impressed with a crime writer I discovered by accident. I must have read every book she’s done, before or since, and it’s past time I alerted all my other readers to someone… Continue reading

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New Books

The Strange Death of Father Candy The Cleveland Creep  

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Under a Bridge

Making between ten and twenty speeches every year at libraries and clubs and to school groups, I’m always asked questions about my writing, and one comes up fairly often: “Where do you get your ideas?” Someone always wants to know…. Continue reading

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Never Forget a Face

When I’m invited to speak at a library or an organization, the first thing I do is scan the crowd for a face, or faces, that seem somehow interesting to me. It doesn’t have to be a beautiful one, but… Continue reading

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Book Signings – here we go again

With the new book (“The Cleveland Creep”) now out and making its rounds through the bookstores, I’m making my rounds too.  This past Monday I visited the Mystery Bookshop’s Festival of Authors in Oakmont, PA (a suburb of Pittsburgh, right… Continue reading

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What’s In a Name?

It’s more or less my habit to come up with fairly unusal names for the characters in my books.  How many of you out there actually know somebody named Milan Jacovich (besides, of course, the real Milan Yakovich, my friend… Continue reading

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Is or Isn’t He ME?

My readers often ask me whether my series fictional hero, Milan Jacovich, is really a hardly-disguised version of myself.  Well, he’s Slovenian, and I’m not.  He’s 6’3″, 230 pounds, a cigarette smoker and a drinker of Stroh’s, balding, an ex-football… Continue reading

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Read Any Good Movies Lately?

As a film critic as well as an author, I find myself wondering why Hollywood doesn’t make any more mystery movies.  Every year I watch great older films like the daddy of them all, The Maltese Falcon, along with Out… Continue reading

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Special Announcement…

I would like to announce the publication of my 15th Milan Jacovich mystery titled The Cleveland Creep. It should be arriving in stores on or around May 6. Book Description: A simple missing-person case gets complicated when Milan Jacovich (it’s… Continue reading

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Follow me on twitter…

Do you use Twitter? You can now follow me @les_roberts. I’ll be posting regular updates, so stay tuned.

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