Last night I met my friend, Jean, at Joseph-Beth in Legacy Village to hear and meet author Les Roberts. It was a standing room only crowd. Les has lived in Cleveland since 1990 and has written a series of mysteries featuring detective, Milan Jacovich and the city of Cleveland. I must admit that I have never read any of his books, so I bought the first one in the series last night. I’ve enjoyed the first two chapters, but more on that in a later post.
A few interesting tidbits…All the characters in his book are based on someone he knows or has seen. He warned those of us who where there that we might end up in one of his future books! The name of the detective is really a dentist in the Cleveland area. This is his first Milan book in six years, but the last one is being made into a movie with Les as an executive producer. He plans to have over 90% of the movie shot in Cleveland which brought a huge round of applause from the crowd. When asked who he would like to play Milan he answered, Robert Mitchum, which could be a problem since he is deceased and unavailable.
He will be signing books in downown Cleveland at the Galleria on Friday from 11:30-1:30 and an Saturday from 1-2 at Borders. His website, www.lesroberts.com has lots of fun facts and news.