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A Welcome Murder
by Robin Yocum


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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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  • ISBN-13: 9781633882638
  • ISBN-10: 1633882632
  • Publisher: Seventh Street Books
  • Publish Date: April 2017
  • Page Count: 263
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2017-02-13
  • Reviewer: Staff

Memorable oddball characters, whose ambitions collide with results ranging from comic to fatal, populate Yocums exceptionally clever novel set in Steubenville, Ohio, a once-thriving town near the West Virginia border. Johnny Earl, an ex-con who was once destined for a great pro baseball career, returns home from Pittsburgh hoping to retrieve his hidden nest egg. Sheriff Francis Roberson has dreamed since childhood of becoming president of the United States, and he has a plan. Robersons wife, Allison, has one driving goalto get out of Steubenville. Dena Marie Conchek Androski Xenakis, former homecoming queen, she of multiple marriages and affairs, is still in love with Johnny. Denas insecure husband, Smoochie Xenakis, has put up with insults and abuse all his life. The murder of unsavory Rayce Daubner, whos intimately connected with all the others, initiates the chaos, which one seemingly minor character quietly manages. Yocum (A Brilliant Death) has produced a rollick- ing tale sure to appeal to Donald Westlake and Elmore Leonard fans. Agent: Colleen Mohyde, Doe Coover Agency. (Apr.)

 
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