A Welcome Murder by Robin Yocum audiobook

A Welcome Murder

By Robin Yocum
Read by Adam Verner

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7.87 Hours 1
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After his unspectacular professional baseball career ends with a knee injury in Toledo, Ohio, Johnny Earl gets busted for selling cocaine. After serving seven years in prison, all he wants to do is return to his hometown of Steubenville, retrieve the drug money he stashed before he went to jail, and start a new life where no one has ever heard of Johnny Earl. However, before he can leave town with his money, Johnny is picked up for questioning in the murder of Rayce Daubner, the FBI informant who had set him up on drug charges in the first place. Then his former prison cellmate shows up—a white supremacist who wants the drug money to help fund an Aryan nation in the wilds of Idaho. Five memorable characters, each with a separate agenda, come together in this layered tale of murder, deceit, and political intrigue.

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Summary

Summary

After his unspectacular professional baseball career ends with a knee injury in Toledo, Ohio, Johnny Earl gets busted for selling cocaine. After serving seven years in prison, all he wants to do is return to his hometown of Steubenville, retrieve the drug money he stashed before he went to jail, and start a new life where no one has ever heard of Johnny Earl.

However, before he can leave town with his money, Johnny is picked up for questioning in the murder of Rayce Daubner, the FBI informant who had set him up on drug charges in the first place. Then his former prison cellmate shows up—a white supremacist who wants the drug money to help fund an Aryan nation in the wilds of Idaho.

Five memorable characters, each with a separate agenda, come together in this layered tale of murder, deceit, and political intrigue.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The narrative fascinates as much for its artfulness as for the revelations that come through the multiple points of view: the splendid pacing, the deceptively simple prose, and the high-energy boiling just beneath it all prove addictive. Booklist Starred Review
“Has a wit and quirkiness that serve as reminders that the [Rust Belt] region isn’t so sacred that you can’t bring a little humor to it…. Yocum constructs a madcap yarn around this epicenter of economic depression…[with] a handful of quirky, hard-bitten residents.” Washington Post
“Clever, well-plotted, and teeming with life siphoned directly from the Ohio Valley. The twists and turns and out-of-character characters make it a whodunit well worth reading.” Columbus Dispatch
“As if the raucous plot isn’t complicated enough, Yocum filters it all through a system of dueling first-person narrators whose perspectives are amusingly at odds with each other to produce a memorably merry tale of murder most richly deserved.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Memorable oddball characters, whose ambitions collide with results ranging from comic to fatal, populate Yocum’s exceptionally clever novel…A rollicking tale sure to appeal to Donald Westlake and Elmore Leonard fans.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Robin Yocum

Author Bio: Robin Yocum

Robin Yocum is the author of several critically acclaimed novels, including A Brilliant Death, which was a finalist for the 2017 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original, among other awards. He is well known for his work as a crime and investigative reporter with the Columbus Dispatch from 1980 to 1991, during which he received more than thirty local, state, and national journalism awards in categories ranging from investigative reporting to feature writing. He is the president of Yocum Communications, a public relations and marketing firm in Westerville, Ohio.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 7.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English