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A welcome murder / By Robin Yocum.

Yocum, Robin, author. (Author).
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library M YOC (Text) 33500012472338 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library M YOC (Text) 33500012472346 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781633882638 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1633882632 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: Amherst, NY : Seventh Street Books, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2017.

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Summary, etc.: 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.--Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 February #1
    *Starred Review* Rayce Daubner, the biggest jerk in Steubenville, Ohio, is murdered just before this superb novel gets under way. That's fine with everybody, from the drug dealer Rayce betrayed to the sad sack he'd picked on ever since high school. Even the town sheriff, with his curious connection to the creep, is glad he's gone. But the death still has to be investigated, and the progress of the inquiry is tracked in alternating chapters by five locals, all involved in bad ways with the slimy Rayce. 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. The characters, too, linger in the memory: The high-school sports god now pushing cocaine; the wife who will do anything to flee Steubenville; the much-ridiculed "Smoochie," who goes from punching bag to town tough when he's accused of the murder. The revelation, when it comes at the end, is still kept from most of the characters. But we know, and that's enough. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Robin Yocum is the author of the 2017 Edgar® Award-nominated A Brilliant Death. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed novels Favorite Sons and The Essay as well as Dead Before Deadline... and Other Tales from the Police Beat and Insured for Murder (with Catherine Candisky). The president of Yocum Communications, a public relations and marketing firm in Westerville, Ohio, Yocum is well known for his work as a crime and investigative reporter with the Columbus Dispatch from 1980-1991. He was the recipient of more than thirty local, state, and national journalism awards in categories ranging from investigative reporting to feature writing.

Subject: Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
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