The Irish Sports Pages

The Irish Sports Pages in the Milan Jacovich mystery series A slick con man posing as a recent immigrant from County Mayo all alone in America is preying on the clannish loyalties of the Irish community in Cleveland f

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13 in the Milan Jacovich mystery series .A slick con man, posing as a recent immigrant from County Mayo all alone in America, is preying on the clannish loyalties of the Irish community in Cleveland for gifts, money, and other less tangible treats When Common Pleas Judge Maureen Hartigan realizes she s been bamboozled, she and her daughter, Cathleen, hire private eye 13 in the Milan Jacovich mystery series .A slick con man, posing as a recent immigrant from County Mayo all alone in America, is preying on the clannish loyalties of the Irish community in Cleveland for gifts, money, and other less tangible treats When Common Pleas Judge Maureen Hartigan realizes she s been bamboozled, she and her daughter, Cathleen, hire private eye Milan Jacovich it s pronounced MY lan YOCK ovitch to chase down the swindler But the con man turns up dead in a skanky motel room, and Milan finds himself tangled in the world of the local Irish godfather, Con McCardle, who is connected with the IRA.Milan also finds himself once again face to face with Cathleen Hartigan, an old flame that never quite kindled Their own feelings clash with the urgent need to solve a murder And he learns a few things about Irish customs and cultures including the Irish sports pages.

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  1. another good Milan mystery. not sure anyone could actually be that calm knowing they were going to die soon. was cool to see my home town, niles, mentioned in a novel. there was never much mention of the mob in Warren growing up. but it was prevalent in niles and youngstown.

  2. I've read most of the Milan Jakovich novels by now, and this is the (so far) last one written in the series. It's definately the most "gray area." Milan, private detective, is asked by a high-profile Common Pleas judge to find a small-time con man and retreive various articles stolen from her -- including an envelope filled with pictures. But when the con man turns up dead, Milan gets pulled in deeper than he would like in an ethical quagmire, and he has to decide how far he is willing to go to [...]

  3. This is a fairly straightforward PI novel and what I’d call an okay read. The writing is proficient without being sparkling, the dialogue is functional, the characters are taken straight out of the crime writers' generic and clichéd character box, and the story relatively formulaic. It whiled away a few hours pleasantly enough. I guess my big problem was the initial premise. I just couldn’t buy into the idea that a savvy, sassy judge would let somebody she didn’t know stay in her home for [...]

  4. I used to live in Cleveland and I like seeing the names of streets and places that I have some familiarity with. I really loved reading this book. I enjoyed the characters and the plot twist. I love the way Mr. Roberts wraps up the ending. I will definitely read more books my him. I just wished they were easier to find here.

  5. Interesting to learn what the "Irish Sports Pages" reference means. Wanted to read some fiction based in Cleveland and discovered this well written and nicely plotted long-running series. I am definitely interested in reading the earlier titles; an older series solooks like ILL for most of those!

  6. This is one in a series featuring Cleveland private investigator Milan Jacovich; I especially enjoy this series because it is set in my hometown; this entry focused on the Irish mob in Cleveland and vicinity

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