Author Rating: B+

Full Cleveland (read 9/30/09) Recommended

This is, I believe, the second of Les Roberts’ detective novels set in Cleveland Ohio and featuring private investigator Milan Jacovich. Apparently a “Full Cleveland” is a polyester suit, white belt, clashing shirt and tie. In this story, it’s the outfit worn by Buddy Bustamente, a hood who, at the request of an interested mobster, accompanies Jacovich as he searches for Greg Shane who is believed to have stolen money from the mob, among others.

The library had quite a number of novels by Roberts and I chose this one because it was the earliest they had. It’s reasonably entertaining and reasonably well written, but one of the most amusing things about it is how firmly rooted it is in the 1980s. How jaded we have become by the 21st century!