The Strange Death of Father Candy

A Suspense Novel

Les Roberts

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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Vietnam veteran Dominick Candiotti has been long estranged from his family. His late parents were close to the ruling mob clan in Youngstown, his sister was a bad-tempered and dissatisfied nag, and his middle brother was a corruptible police lieutenant. But in 1985, their oldest brother Richard Candiotti---beloved by every Italian Catholic in Youngstown as “Father Candy”---dies, and Dominick returns home for the funeral.

Dominick is greatly disturbed by Richard’s death, which has been ruled a suicide. Dissatisfied with this answer, he sets out to find the truth, revealing secrets and coming face-to-face with brutality and violence.

Award-winning author Les Roberts pens a riveting and moving tale about walking the fragile tightrope between love and hatred.

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"Les Roberts' standalone mystery... is a volatile piece of bloody noir that is extremely fast paced and highly engaging....If you enjoy vigilante justice films and novels, then I highly recommend Les Roberts' The Strange Death of Father Candy....a good standalone mystery that will appeal to fans of noir."--Gumshoe


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Read the Kirkus Review of THE STRANGE DEATH OF FATHER CANDY . In 1985, a hardened Vietnam veteran who's settled in Chicago returns to Youngstown, Ohio, where he grew up and his priest brother has just committed suicide.
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About the Author

Les Roberts

Les Roberts won the initial PWA Best First Private Eye Novel Competition and is the author of the Milan Jacovich mystery series. He is a winner of the Cleveland Arts Prize for Literature and the Sherwood Anderson Literary Award. Roberts lives in Ohio.

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The Strange Death of Father Candy
A Suspense Novel
Les Roberts

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
October 2011
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312566333
ISBN10: 0312566336
5 1/2 x 8.25 inches, 288 pages
$24.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
October 2011
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429984096
ISBN10: 1429984090
288 pages
$7.99
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