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Excerpt: “Speaking of Murder” by Les Roberts – Chapters 2–3

Speaking of Murder, by Les Roberts and Dan S. Kennedy

[Excerpted from the book Speaking of Murder, © Les Roberts. All rights reserved.]

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Chapter Two

K.O.

K.O. had never been inside a luxury hotel like the Renaissance. He’d overnighted at motels, and in Iraq and Afghanistan, his week-long army leaves to Cairo and the United Arab Republic had been spent in third-rate hotels catering to the U.S. enlisted military. So when he and Milan climbed the sweeping staircase into the main lobby, he was struck by the lavish decorations, the ornamental drapes, and the beautiful fountain at the front of the lobby, carved by a master sculptor from flawless white marble from the same quarry in Italy that Michelangelo used to sculpt the statue of David.

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Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, Tom Berenger, and Other Movie Insiders Tell Tales from Behind the Scenes of the Film “Major League” in New Book

The Making of Major League, a book by Jonathan Knight: A Juuuust a Bit Inside Look at the Classic Baseball Comedy

The Making of Major League, a book by Jonathan Knight: A Juuuust a Bit Inside Look at the Classic Baseball ComedyThe Cleveland Indians have gone to the playoffs every year since 1989 . . . in the film Major League, that is.

Now a new book, The Making of Major League: A Juuuust Inside Look at the Baseball Comedy Classic, by Ohio sportswriter Jonathan Knight, tells why the movie has had such a lasting impact through stories by the director, producers, cast, crew, and other Hollywood insiders.

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NY Post cites unusual source on Cleveland’s sports championship drought

damn-right-im-from-cleveland-scOn NYPost.com, columnist Marc Berman quoted from Damn Right I’m From Cleveland by Mike Polk, Jr. when describing Cleveland’s long sports championship drought:

As the book “Damn Right I’m From Cleveland: Your Guide to Makin’ it in America’s 47th Biggest City” points out, there have been nine US presidents since that championship. When the Browns won, gas cost 31 cents per gallon, man had not yet walked on the moon, women were not allowed to run the Boston Marathon, “Star Trek’’ had not made its TV debut and the movie “The Sound of Music’’ had not been released.

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Local authors to appear at the Rocky River Public Library Book Festival

On Saturday, April 25th, the Rocky River Public Library will host 50 local authors, including Gray & Company, Publishers authors:  Neil Zurcher, Dan Coughlin, John Gorman, Michael HeatonGail Ghetia BellamyScott LaxJames Renner, and Les Roberts.

The event will be held at the Don Umerley Civic Center Auditorium (21016 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River) from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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