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Faith and You Vol. 2 by Terry Pluto
Faith and You Vol. 2
More Essays on Faith in Everyday Life
by Terry Pluto

More from "the sportswriter who writes about faith" . . . Here's a second helping of Terry Pluto's plain and personal musings on topics we all face in everyday life: insults and what they really mean, prayers that don't seem to get answered, endless  . . . [Read More]

Faith and You Vol. 1 by Terry Pluto
Faith and You Vol. 1
Essays on Faith in Everyday Life
by Terry Pluto

“ Sometimes I wish my minister would read his column instead of the sermon!”

That's the kind of response Plain Dealer columnist Terry Pluto draws from devoted readers of his faith column. Although best known as an award-winning sportswriter, Pluto ha . . . [Read More]

Day of the Dawg by Hanford Dixon
Day of the Dawg
A Football Memoir
by Hanford Dixon | Randy Nyerges

Popular and outspoken NFL cornerback Hanford Dixon offers an inside look at the turbulent, exciting, and frustrating Cleveland Browns seasons of the 1980s. A three-time Pro Bowler and co-inventor of the Dawg Pound, Dixon recalls both the roller-coast . . . [Read More]

It Came From Ohio by James Renner
It Came From Ohio
True Tales of the Weird, Wild, and Unexplained
by James Renner

Turn on a night light, lock your door, and close the window blinds . . . Join investigative reporter James Renner as he looks into 13 tales of mysterious, creepy, and unexplained events in the Buckeye State, including:

• The giant, spark-emitting Lov . . . [Read More]

Whiskey Island by Les Roberts
Whiskey Island
A Milan Jacovich Mystery (#16)
by Les Roberts

#16 in the Milan Jacovich mystery series . . .

An oversized appetite for fine dining, flashy suits, and Las Vegas call girls has made Cleveland councilman Bert Loftus the target of media scrutiny and an FBI investigation that may end his career. Now  . . . [Read More]

The Cleveland Creep by Les Roberts
The Cleveland Creep
A Milan Jacovich Mystery (#15)
by Les Roberts

#15 in the Milan Jacovich mystery series . . .

A simple missing-person case gets complicated when Milan Jacovich (pronounced MY-lan YOCK-ovich) discovers that 28-year-old Earl Dacey left behind a strange collection of voyeuristic videos in his mothe . . . [Read More]

Thirteen Seconds by Joe Eszterhas
Thirteen Seconds
Confrontation at Kent State
by Joe Eszterhas | Michael D. Roberts

The dramatic and eye-opening original account of events that shook the nation.

At noon on May 4, 1970, a thirteen-second burst of gunfire transformed the campus of Kent State University into a national nightmare. National Guard bullets killed four st . . . [Read More]

An Infinite Number of Monkeys by Les Roberts
An Infinite Number of Monkeys
A Saxon Mystery (#1)
by Les Roberts

#1 in the Saxon mystery series.

Introducing L.A.-based private eye Saxon. A transplanted Easterner trying to make it as an actor, Saxon stays solvent (and sane) between roles by running an investigating agency.

When someone takes a potshot at famou . . . [Read More]

Not Enough Horses by Les Roberts
Not Enough Horses
A Saxon Mystery (#2)
by Les Roberts

#2 in the Saxon mystery series.

When an acquaintance of Saxon's, bit actor and part-time male prostitute Robbie Bingham, dies in a mysterious car explosion and the police don't seem to care, Saxon goes into action. His investigation leads into the n . . . [Read More]

A Carrot for the Donkey by Les Roberts
A Carrot for the Donkey
A Saxon Mystery (#3)
by Les Roberts

#3 in the Saxon mystery series.

When hotshot Hollywood producer Mark Evering summons the moonlighting actor to his house (where a drug-fueled sex party is going on) and asks him to find his wayward young daughter, it's the hint of a possible part in . . . [Read More]

Snake Oil by Les Roberts
Snake Oil
A Saxon Mystery (#4)
by Les Roberts

#4 in the Saxon mystery series.

Wealthy and unlikable real-estate developer George Amptman hires Saxon to determine whether his young wife, Nanette, is having an affair. Saxon hates domestic cases, but the client seems so pathetic— and offers so much . . . [Read More]

Seeing the Elephant by Les Roberts
Seeing the Elephant
A Saxon Mystery (#5)
by Les Roberts

#5 in the Saxon mystery series.

Saxon returns to his hometown, Chicago, where one of his oldest pals, cop Gavin Cassidy, has died of a lethal combination of drugs and alcohol in a cheap hotel. Saxon arrives for the funeral to find his old crowd— and  . . . [Read More]

The Lemon Chicken Jones by Les Roberts
The Lemon Chicken Jones
A Saxon Mystery (#6)
by Les Roberts

#6 in the Saxon mystery series.

Saxon is hired to find the missing wife of an aging Borscht Belt comedian. Nappy Kane is a dinosaur, telling stale jokes about women drivers. His career is on the rocks, his bank balance is dwindling— even his agent is . . . [Read More]

Pitchin' Man: Satchel Paige's Own Story by Satchel Paige
Pitchin' Man: Satchel Paige's Own Story
by Satchel Paige | Hal Lebovitz

The first autobiography by Leroy “ Satchel” Paige, one of the best and most colorful pitchers in the history of professional baseball. Based on interviews conducted by Cleveland sports writer Hal Lebovitz, this book was first released shortly after Pa . . . [Read More]

Joe Tait: It's Been a Real Ball by Terry Pluto
Joe Tait: It's Been a Real Ball
Stories from a Hall-of-Fame Sports Broadcasting Career
by Terry Pluto | Joe Tait

Joe Tait is like a family friend to three generations of Cleveland sports fans. This book celebrates his Hall-of-Fame broadcasting career with stories from Joe and dozens of fans, media colleagues, and players.

He was “ the Voice of the Cleveland Cav . . . [Read More]

Pass the Nuts by Dan Coughlin
Pass the Nuts
More Stories About The Most Unusual, Eccentric & Outlandish People I've Known in Four Decades as a Sports Journalist
by Dan Coughlin

Dan Coughlin serves up a second rollicking collection of stories about colorful characters and memorable events from his four decades covering sports for Cleveland TV and newspapers.

Meet the gun-toting fanatics of Morgana Park— once home of “ the mos . . . [Read More]

The Cleveland Creep by Les Roberts
The Cleveland Creep
A Milan Jacovich Mystery (#15)
by Les Roberts

#15 in the Milan Jacovich mystery series . . .

A simple missing-person case gets complicated when Milan Jacovich (pronounced MY-lan YOCK-ovich) discovers that 28-year-old Earl Dacey left behind a strange collection of voyeuristic videos in his mothe . . . [Read More]

Things I've Learned from Watching the Browns by Terry Pluto
Things I've Learned from Watching the Browns
by Terry Pluto

Here's a question for any Browns fan: Why?

Why, more than four long decades after your team's last championship . . . despite a relentless pattern of heartbreak, teasing, and more heartbreak . . . capped with a decade of utter futility . . . do you  . . . [Read More]

King of the Holly Hop by Les Roberts
King of the Holly Hop
A Milan Jacovich Mystery (#14)
by Les Roberts

#14 in the Milan Jacovich mystery series . . .

Going to your high school reunion is never fun. But this time, it's murder.

When Cleveland private eye Milan Jacovich reluctantly attends the fortieth reunion of his St. Clair High School graduating cl . . . [Read More]

Love You More Than You Know by Janie Reinart
Love You More Than You Know
Mothers' Stories About Sending Their Sons and Daughters to War
by Janie Reinart | Mary Anne Mayer

45 mothers of U.S. service men and women open their hearts and share what it feels like when your son or daughter leaves home to fight a war.

“ Mom, I'm being deployed . . .” When they heard that, all of these mothers knew their world had just change . . . [Read More]

The Serial Killer's Apprentice by James Renner
The Serial Killer's Apprentice
And 12 Other True Stories of Cleveland's Most Intriguing Unsolved Crimes
by James Renner

An investigative journalist confronts 13 of Northeast Ohio's most intriguing unsolved crimes and attempts to crack open dark secrets that have baffled Clevelanders for years, including:

• Abduction— In 2003, sixteen-year-old Georgina DeJesus disappea . . . [Read More]

Do I Dare Disturb the Universe? by Charlise Lyles
Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?
From the Projects to Prep School: A Memoir
by Charlise Lyles

A memoir of race and education, this is the story of a girl who grew up and out of the Cleveland projects in the 1960s and '70s.

While growing up in Cleveland, young Charlise Lyles experienced turbulent events including race riots and a neighborhood . . . [Read More]

Browns Scrapbook by Chuck Heaton
Browns Scrapbook
A Fond Look Back at Five Decades of Football, from a Legendary Cleveland Sportswriter
by Chuck Heaton

Hall of fame football writer Chuck Heaton looks back at his 47 years covering the Cleveland Browns.

Heaton spent an incredible five decades covering the Browns— the “ old Browns” teams that fans still miss. He reported on the Browns for the Plain Deale . . . [Read More]

Amy: My Search for Her Killer by James Renner
Amy: My Search for Her Killer
Secrets and Suspects in the Unsolved Murder of Amy Mihaljevic
by James Renner

“ I fell in love with Amy Mihaljevic not long before her body was discovered lying facedown in an Ashland County wheat field. I fell for her the first time I saw that school photo TV stations flashed at the beginning of every newscast in the weeks fol . . . [Read More]

We'll Always Have Cleveland by Les Roberts
We'll Always Have Cleveland
A Memoir of a Novelist and a City
by Les Roberts

In this memoir, novelist Les Roberts tells how he discovered the heart and soul of a city while fictionalizing it for a series of mysteries.

When Roberts, a TV producer at the time, arrived in Cleveland from L.A. for a short-term consulting job in 1 . . . [Read More]

The Best-Kept Secret by Les Roberts
The Best-Kept Secret
A Milan Jacovich Mystery (#10)
by Les Roberts

#10 in the Milan Jacovich mystery series . . .

Everyone has secrets. But college freshman Jason Crowell is especially guarded when an anonymous feminist organization on campus publicly accuses him of date rape. Jason proclaims his innocence but has  . . . [Read More]

The Indian Sign by Les Roberts
The Indian Sign
A Milan Jacovich Mystery (#11)
by Les Roberts

#11 in the Milan Jacovich mystery series . . .

Veteran private eye Milan Jacovich (it's pronounced MY-lan YOCK-ovitch) is rarely surprised. But his attention is grabbed one day by a Native American man wearing traditional clothing and waist-length,  . . . [Read More]

The Dutch by Les Roberts
The Dutch
A Milan Jacovich Mystery (#12)
by Les Roberts

#12 in the Milan Jacovich mystery series . . .

In street parlance, “ the dutch” is another expression for suicide. That's what everyone assumes happened to Ellen Carnine when her broken body is found 150 feet below the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge in downt . . . [Read More]

The Irish Sports Pages by Les Roberts
The Irish Sports Pages
A Milan Jacovich Mystery (#13)
by Les Roberts

#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 tr . . . [Read More]

Faith and You by Terry Pluto
Faith and You
28 Short Essays on Faith in Everyday Life
by Terry Pluto

“ Sometimes I wish my minister would read his column instead of the sermon!”

That's the kind of response Plain Dealer columnist Terry Pluto draws from devoted readers of his faith column. Although best known as an award-winning sportswriter, Pluto ha . . . [Read More]

Pepper Pike by Les Roberts
Pepper Pike
A Milan Jacovich Mystery (#1)
by Les Roberts

#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 degr . . . [Read More]

Full Cleveland by Les Roberts
Full Cleveland
A Milan Jacovich Mystery (#2)
by Les Roberts

#2 in the Milan Jacovich mystery series . . .

Polyester leisure suit, white patent leather shoes, matching white belt— that 1970s fashion statement was once unkindly dubbed the “ full Cleveland.” And no one wears it with more flair and panache than Bu . . . [Read More]

The Cleveland Connection by Les Roberts
The Cleveland Connection
A Milan Jacovich Mystery (#4)
by Les Roberts

#4 in the Milan Jacovich mystery series . . .

Private investigator Milan Jacovich (it's pronounced MY-lan YOCK-ovich) is Slovenian-American, but he's familiar with the varied ethnic groups that make up the city of Cleveland. An elderly Serbian man h . . . [Read More]

The Lake Effect by Les Roberts
The Lake Effect
A Milan Jacovich Mystery (#5)
by Les Roberts

#5 in the Milan Jacovich mystery series . . .

Every Clevelander understands the lake effect, a weather condition that brings plenty of snow, especially in November when election time rolls around.

Milan Jacovich (it's pronounced MY-lan YOCK-ovich), . . . [Read More]

The Duke of Cleveland by Les Roberts
The Duke of Cleveland
A Milan Jacovich Mystery (#6)
by Les Roberts

#6 in the Milan Jacovich mystery series . . .

“ The wonderful thing about art is that it doesn't really have to do anything . . . All that is asked of it is that it be beautiful. It doesn't work that way with people.”

So begins a sortie by Cleveland . . . [Read More]

Collision Bend by Les Roberts
Collision Bend
A Milan Jacovich Mystery (#7)
by Les Roberts

#7 in the Milan Jacovich mystery series . . .

Private investigator Milan Jacovich (it's pronounced MY-lan YOCK-ovich) goes behind the scenes to uncover scandal, ambition, and intrigue at one of Cleveland's top TV stations as he hunts down the stalke . . . [Read More]

The Cleveland Local by Les Roberts
The Cleveland Local
A Milan Jacovich Mystery (#8)
by Les Roberts

#8 in the Milan Jacovich mystery series . . .

Hotshot young Cleveland lawyer Joel Kerner is shotgunned to death on a lonely beach on the Caribbean island of San Carlos. The local police are inept, and the Cleveland cops can't operate outside their j . . . [Read More]

A Shoot in Cleveland by Les Roberts
A Shoot in Cleveland
A Milan Jacovich Mystery (#9)
by Les Roberts

#9 in the Milan Jacovich mystery series . . .

Hollywood producer Sidney Friedman has chosen Cleveland as the location for his new hope-to-be-blockbuster film, Street Games. The “ shoot” is just getting underway, and the film's star is the movie indus . . . [Read More]

Deep Shaker by Les Roberts
Deep Shaker
A Milan Jacovich Mystery (#3)
by Les Roberts

#3 in the Milan Jacovich mystery series . . .

No one is as loyal to old friends as Cleveland private investigator Milan Jacovich (it's pronounced MY-lan YOCK-ovich). So when a grade school chum worries his son Paulie might be selling drugs, Milan ha . . . [Read More]

False Start by Terry Pluto
False Start
How the New Browns Were Set Up to Fail
by Terry Pluto

Browns fans: Your team never had a chance.

That's what Terry Pluto, one of Cleveland's top sportswriters, realized after taking a hard look at the unhappy beginnings of the new Cleveland Browns franchise. This book chronicles what he found: backroom  . . . [Read More]

On Being Brown by Scott Huler
On Being Brown
What it Means to Be a Cleveland Browns Fan
by Scott Huler

What is this madness all about? Anyone who has experienced it knows: being a Cleveland Browns fan is just different.

Why are we the only fans in the nation who ever lost their team, demanded it back— and got it? Why did three seasons without football . . . [Read More]

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