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Les Roberts is also the name of the primary author of two studies in the Lancet reporting nearly 100,000 civilian casualties in the Iraq War in 2004 and 2006

Les Roberts (born Lester Roubert, July 18, 1937) to Lester Nathaniel and Eleanor (Bauch) Roubert in Chicago, Illinois, he changed his name to Roberts in 1968. Attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and Roosevelt University (1954-1956), served in the U.S. Army (1960-1962), and married Gail Medland in 1957; they divorced in 1980. Roberts has two children, Valerie Lynne and Darren Jon, one grandchild, Shea Holland Thompson.

Roberts began his career as a contemporary American mystery novelist after twenty-four years in Hollywood, having written and/or produced more than 2,500 half-hour segments of network and syndicated television. He was the first producer and head writer of The Hollywood Squares, and has written for The Lucy Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Jackie Gleason Show and The Man from U.N.C.L.E., among others.

In 1986 he won the very first "Best First Private Eye Novel Contest" for An Infinite Number of Monkeys. Roberts also won the 1992 Cleveland Arts Prize for Literature and has been voted "Cleveland's Favorite Author" by Cleveland.com. He is past president of the Private Eye Writers of America and the regular mystery book critic for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He has been a professional actor, singer, businessman, teacher and jazz musician.

Roberts is primarily seen as a regional writer. Though his Saxon series is set in Los Angeles, he is best known for his Milan Jacovich series (it's pronounced My-lan Yock-o-vitch) set in his adopted hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. Jacovich, unlike many single, dashing private eyes of fiction, is a battered, Stroh's-drinking, polka-dancing Slovenian American Vietnam veteran, ex-cop, and former Kent State football star, with a Serbian strong-willed ex-wife and two sons that he sees every other Sunday. Jacovich's working-guy attitude has endeared him to many Cleveland readers.

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Total Books: 85
Speaking of Murder
2016 - Speaking of Murder [Milan Jacovich, Bk 19] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781938441844
ISBN-10: 1938441842
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

The Ashtabula Hat Trick A Milan Jacovich Mystery
2015 - The Ashtabula Hat Trick a Milan Jacovich Mystery [Milan Jacovich Mysteries] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781938441714
ISBN-10: 1938441710
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

Wet Work A Dominick Candiotti Suspense Novel
2014 - Wet Work a Dominick Candiotti Suspense Novel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781938441547
ISBN-10: 1938441540
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

Win Place or Die A Milan Jacovich Mystery
2014 - Win Place or Die a Milan Jacovich Mystery [Milan Jacovich Mysteries] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781938441561
ISBN-10: 1938441567
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Win Place or Die A Milan Jacovich / Ko O'bannion Mystery
2013 - Win Place or Die a Milan Jacovich / Ko O'bannion Mystery [Milan Jacovich Mysteries] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781938441240
ISBN-10: 1938441249
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

Whiskey Island A Milan Jacovich Mystery
2013 - Whiskey Island a Milan Jacovich Mystery [Milan Jacovich Mysteries] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781938441394
ISBN-10: 1938441397
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

The Cleveland Creep
2012 - The Cleveland Creep [Milan Jacovich Mysteries #15] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781598510607
ISBN-10: 1598510606
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Whiskey Island
2012 - Whiskey Island [Milan Jacovich Mysteries #16] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781938441097
ISBN-10: 1938441095
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 2

The Strange Death of Father Candy A Suspense Novel
2011 - The Strange Death of Father Candy a Suspense Novel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780312566333
ISBN-10: 0312566336
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 7

From Wits' End to John O'Groats A Journey by Les Roberts
2009 - From Wits' End to John O'groats a Journey By Les Roberts (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781438968353
ISBN-10: 1438968353
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King of the Holly Hop A Milan Jacovich Mystery
2009 - King of the Holly Hop a Milan Jacovich Mystery (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781598510546
ISBN-10: 1598510541
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 2

The Poison Plum
2007 - The Poison Plum (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780978965907
ISBN-10: 0978965906
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
 1

Land Rover Buying and Selling Manual How to do the best deals
2006 - Land Rover Buying and Selling Manual How to Do the Best Deals (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781844253364
ISBN-10: 1844253368
Genres: Reference, Nonfiction
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We'll Always Have Cleveland A Memoir of a Novelist And a City
2006 - We'll Always Have Cleveland a Memoir of a Novelist and a City (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781598510140
ISBN-10: 1598510142
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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The Best-Kept Secret A Milan Jacovich Mystery
2006 - The Best-kept Secret a Milan Jacovich Mystery [Milan Jacovich Mysteries] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781598510102
ISBN-10: 159851010X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2

The Indian Sign A Milan Jacovich Mystery
2006 - The Indian Sign a Milan Jacovich Mystery [Milan Jacovich Mysteries] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781598510119
ISBN-10: 1598510118
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

The Dutch A Milan Jacovich Mystery
2006 - The Dutch a Milan Jacovich Mystery [Milan Jacovich Mysteries] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781598510126
ISBN-10: 1598510126
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 3

The Irish Sports Pages
2006 - The Irish Sports Pages [Milan Jacovich, Bk 13] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781598510133
ISBN-10: 1598510134
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 3

Pepper Pike
2005 - Pepper Pike [Milan Jacovich] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781598510010
ISBN-10: 1598510010
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Full Cleveland
2005 - Full Cleveland [Milan Jacovich] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781598510027
ISBN-10: 1598510029
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 5

Deep Shaker
2005 - Deep Shaker [Milan Jacovich] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781598510034
ISBN-10: 1598510037
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 2

2005 - The Cleveland Connection [Milan Jacovich] (Paperback)
2005 - The Lake Effect [Milan Jacovich] (Paperback)
2005 - The Duke of Cleveland [Milan Jacovich] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2005 - Collision Bend [Milan Jacovich] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2005 - The Cleveland Local [Milan Jacovich] (Paperback)Hardcover
2005 - A Shoot in Cleveland [A Milan Jacovich Mystery] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2002 - The Scent of Spiced Orange and Other Stories [Five Star First Edition Mystery Series] (Hardcover)
2002 - The Irish Sports Pages a Milan Jacovich Mystery [Milan Jacovich Mysteries Hardcover] (Hardcover)Paperback
2002 - The Dutch a Milan Jacovich Mystery [Thorndike Press Large Print Americana Series] (Hardcover)
2001 - The Dutch [Milan Jacovich Mysteries] (Hardcover)Paperback
2001 - The Indian Sign [Milan Jacovich, Bk 11] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1999 - A Shoot in Cleveland [Milan Jacovich, Bk 9] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1997 - Collision Bend [Milan Jacovich] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette