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Milan Jacovich Series

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Pepper Pike #1 in the Milan Jacovich mystery series . . . Introducing Milan Jacovich (pronounced MY-lan YOCK-ovich), Cleveland’s favorite private eye. Milan, an ex-cop, Vietnam veteran, and former football player, is a private investigator with a master’s degree, a taste for klobasa sandwiches and Stroh’s beer, and a knack… Read more »

Dominick Candiotti

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The Strange Death of Father Candy Long-estranged from his family, Vietnam veteran Dominick Candiotti returns home to Youngstown—1985—to attend the funeral of his brother, Richard, a young priest beloved by the whole city and known as “Father Candy.” The Candiottis were close to the ruling mob clan in Youngstown. Dominick’s… Read more »

Saxon Series

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An Infinite Number of Monkeys #1 in the Saxon series. Introducing L.A.-based private eye Saxon. A transplanted Easterner trying to make it as an actor, Saxon stay solvent (and sane) between roles by running an investigating agency. When someone takes a potshot at famous pulp detective writer Buck Weldon, Saxon… Read more »

Bibliography

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Memoir We’ll Always Have Cleveland (Gray & Company, Publishers, 2006) The Saxon Series An Infinite Number of Monkeys (St. Martin’s Press, 1987) Winner of the initial St. Martin’s Press-Private Eye Writers of America’s “Best First Private Eye Novel Contest” in 1987 Nominated for both the Shamus and the Anthony Awards in 1988… Read more »

Other Books

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Except for The Strange Death of Father Candy and We’ll Always Have Cleveland, these books out of print. Sometimes, though, you can find used copies at Amazon.com. The Strange Death of Father Candy Long-estranged from his family, Vietnam veteran Dominick Candiotti returns home to Youngstown—1985—to attend the funeral of his brother, Richard, a young… Read more »

The Indian Sign

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Even though set in Cleveland, The Indian Sign is not about the city’s baseball team, but an elderly Indian man, dressed in Native American clothing and waist-length iron-gray braids, sitting on a bench in a driving snowstorm across the street from Milan Jacovich’s apartment. When he’s found floating in the… Read more »