Speaking of Murder

Speaking of Murder

by Les Roberts, Dan S. Kennedy

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Overview

When a celebrity-packed motivational event turns deadly, Cleveland private eye Milan Jacovich (MY-lan YOCK-ovitch) finds himself caught up in the mess.

Milan and his associate Kevin "K.O." O'Bannion are hired as extra security for several high-profile inspirational speakers at a convention in downtown Cleveland, where they get off to a rocky start. Each special guest seems more unpleasant than the last--particularly Tommy Triller, the main draw for the weekend, with an ego to match his bank account. Tensions run high, but Milan thinks they have things covered . . . until Triller's dead body is found in his hotel room, a bullet hole between his eyes and a motivational CD jammed in his mouth.

Among the suspects are fellow speakers, including southern psychologist Dr. Ben, who resented earning less than Triller; hip hop artist and convicted killer Hy Jinx; and former big-league baseball manager Tony Nardoianni, who might be willing to do almost anything for the right price.

Milan figures he and K.O. are out of work when his significant other, Cleveland homicide detective Tobe Blaine, takes charge of the murder case. But to Milan's surprise, his old nemesis and local mob boss Victor Gaimari asks Milan to work for him. Nardoianni owes Victor, who wants to make sure the debt is paid--and that the aging athlete's gambling past stays under wraps as the murder investigation continues.

Tobe's not happy to have Milan and K.O. operating on her turf. But a job is a job, and Milan is determined to clear his new client of murder . . . by finding the real killer.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158319471
Publisher: Gray and Company, Publishers
Publication date: 06/27/2016
Series: Milan Jacovich Mysteries , #19
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 257
Sales rank: 857,315
File size: 593 KB

About the Author

Les Roberts is the author of 19 mystery novels featuring Cleveland private investigator Milan Jacovich, as well as 11 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 writing and producing television shows. He has been a professional actor, a singer, a jazz musician, and a teacher. A native of Chicago, he now lives in Northeast Ohio. More information at www.lesroberts.com.

Dan S. Kennedy is a strategic business and marketing advisor and consultant. As a professional speaker, he has repeatedly appeared with former U.S. presidents, legendary entrepreneurs, and Hollywood celebrities, addressing audiences as large as 35,000. The author of more than twenty business books (www.NoBSBooks.com), he was born, raised, and lives in the Cleveland area.

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Speaking of Murder 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Tangen More than 1 year ago
murder-investigation, law-enforcement, cleveland, private-investigators I was totally unfamiliar with this author, but the blurb sounded interesting, and I have visited family in and around Cleveland, so I was glad to give it a try. And that is unfortunate for my wallet, as I now need to find and read more of this series. Milan is an older ex-cop turned PI, Tobe is his SO/Cleveland homicide detective, K.O. is Milan's under thirty partner/apprentice. The other basics are covered in the publisher's blurb. The plot is well crafted, and the plot twists are amazing. The characters are craftily depicted with superb realism. I suppose it must class as a cozy because there is no horror or explicit erotica, and it is not quite a procedural. I also feel that this is a series that must rank up there with the best, and, thankfully, is not a zillion pages long. I entered a Goodreads First Reads Giveaway and won this offering from the publisher.