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  • Title: A Welcome Murder
  • Author: Robin Yocum
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  • [PDF] Unlimited ☆ A Welcome Murder : by Robin Yocum - A Welcome Murder, A Welcome Murder 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 ret
    Robin Yocum
    Robin Yocum is the author of the award winning, critically acclaimed novel, Favorite Sons June 2012, Arcade Publishing Favorite Sons was named the 2011 USA Book News Book of the Year for Mystery Suspense, and is a Choose to Read Ohio selection for 2013 14 His latest novel, The Essay, was released in October 2012 by Arcade He also is the author of Dead Before Deadline, a compilation of stories from his days as a crime beat reporter with the Columbus Dispatch, and Insured for Murder, which he co authored with Dispatch colleague Catherine Candisky Robin joined the Columbus Dispatch as a reporter in 1980 and worked at the paper for eleven years, spending four years on the crime beat, followed by a post as senior reporter on the investigative desk He won than 30 local, state and national awards while at the paper Yocum has a bachelor s degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University.


    A Welcome Murder by Robin Yocum details the murder of disliked, local degenerate Raynce Daubner with plenty of suspects to go around The story circles around Johnny Earl, when as a young teenager was known as the outstanding high school athlete of Stubennville, Ohio Earl, now an adult and serving a prison sentence after peaking too quickly and falling even quicker, is due to return to Stubennville and set to face both new and old foes Along the way, a wide range of questionable characters, inclu [...]

    Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    Vincent Smoochie Xenakis is married to Dena Marie Xenakis, who is having affairs with Johnny Earl and Sheriff Francis Roberson who is married to Allison and we get a glimpse into the world through each of these five points of view Confusing Not really Robin Yocum does a great job with these multiple POVs Set in a small town where everyone grew up together and have checkered pasts, this story is set around the murder of Rayce Daubner No one really cares that he s been murdered He s not well liked [...]

    I really enjoyed this book I ve been overloaded with police procedurals lately, and this book approaches solving a murder in a much different way It doesn t focus on the investigation, instead it focuses on the characters and their potential involvement, or how they re connected to the victim It was definitely something that I enjoyed and not nearly as heavy in the investigation like most crime thrillers can be We follow the perspective of 5 different characters Johnny Earl, Sheriff Francis Robe [...]

    Sam (Clues and Reviews)
    Set in the small town of Steubenville, Ohio and focusing on five very different characters, with five very different agendas, A Welcome Murder by Robin Yocum explores a layered tale of murder and deceit I thoroughly enjoyed every second of this highly developed story I loved the narrative style of this book Each character in this book has a fully elaborated back story explaining their individual motivations and motives no stone is left unturned as their POV is explored throughout the chapters Th [...]

    Lori L (She Treads Softly)
    A Welcome Murder by Robin Yocum is a highly recommended small town murder mystery told through multiple points of view.There is no question in many people s mind that Rayce Daubner deserved to be shot and left for dead in an isolated park The question is who is responsible for the murder Steubenville, Ohio is the setting for a widely diverse cast of characters and several suspects for Rayce s murder.Johnny Earl, a former professional baseball player was just released from prison He was busted fo [...]

    Synopsis blurbAfter 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 [...]

    Benjamin baschinsky
    Very unique set up Five or six people tell the story in the first person in their , alternating chapters.Tight story, set in a small town in Ohio.Ending was strong ,as it could have been 1 or suspects.

    James Ziskin
    Robin Yocum s A Welcome Murder introduces a roguish cast of losers, sad sacks, nymphomaniacs, drug dealers, and unscrupulous politicians, all against the backdrop of decay in a once proud Ohio steel town.The beauty of this engaging, jigsaw puzzle of a novel is the rise and fall of fortunes, fueled by ambition, bad behavior, and even worse decisions Yocum paints the corners of the plate like a Cy Young Award winner, achieving a rare balance between police procedural and social farce that truly wo [...]

    A WELCOME MURDER is a slow burn murder mystery in the style of Agatha Christie It s highly descriptive and slow moving and gives the reader every chance to try to figure out whodunnit.I do enjoy getting into the characters lives, but there came a point about halfway that the the story just began to drag and I began to skip over parts I needed to know who killed the guy so I kept going, and it was a twist.I ended up deciding on a 3.5 star rating I received my copy from the publisher.

    After a career ending sports injury, Steubenville native Johnny Earl gets set up for selling cocaine by a jealous former high school classmate Rayce Daubner After serving seven years in prison, Johnny returns to Steubenville and soon after, Rayce is found murdered Johnny is the prime suspect, but he didn t do it so who did Told from the viewpoints of several different characters each with their own secrets , the story keeps you guessing till the end The small town Ohio River feel is authentic an [...]

    I won this book in a Giveaway and also by Seventh Street Books Thanks I normally love mystery books but this one just didn t do it for me Maybe it was the characters in the book that I couldn t relate to About mid way through I started to skip through, which isn t a good sign I wish I could have left a positive review since it was a free book but I just want to be honest.

    My review of this one is now a Mystery Scene magazine online exclusive mysteryscenemag 61 art

    Teena in Toronto
    In high school in a small town in Ohio, Johnny Earl was popular and a star athlete He was drafted onto a major league baseball team but an injury, though, cuts his career short He drifts into selling coke and is sent to prison for seven years when he is caught In prison, his cellmate is a nut who is a white supremacist who wants to kill the president and take over the United States Needless to say, Johnny is relieved when he is released from prison and heads home.As Johnny is getting ready to go [...]


    I shouldn t have gone into this thinking it would be like the author s other novel, A Brilliant Death, which I absolutely loved I know better Because of that, I spent at least half of the book being annoyed at the humor which I felt was taking away from the seriousness of the story Then I realized, it s not that serious of a story, so I relaxed and totally enjoyed the humor and all of the awful, terrible human beings who were the main characters.Definitely kept me interested and entertained, if [...]

    Jessica Higgins
    Several viewpoints makes an intriguing tale, but this won t be at the top of my list of best readsJohnny Earl was at the height of his life He had everything going for him, until it all fell apart He had a promising baseball career that ended with an injury, which led to him selling cocaine It didn t take long for him to end up in prison for seven years Prison is just another obstacle for him to overcome Once out, his only goal is to retrieve the drug money he stashed before being arrested and l [...]

    Jessica Howard
    Told in an intriguing way so that although really none of the characters were likeable, I was still engrossed.

    I love books that offer a good mystery to them that keeps you hanging until the end This book didn t have a suspenseful edge to it but I still couldn t put it down This book is based in Steubenville Ohio The hometown baseball legend of the great Johnny Earl who was the best sports player to come out of Steubenville Johnny tried go into pro baseball got hurt and ended up back home He went into drug dealing and was setup by Rayce Daubner who is an FBI informant and spent several years in prison Up [...]

    I listened to this book on audio in my car Never has one murder made life better for so many thus the welcome murder nor has it unearthed so many suspects with motive The story mostly takes place in Steubenville, Ohio where Johnny Earl was a stellar HS athlete He went on to play college and pro baseball An injury, however, ended his short career As Johnny was trying to re script his life, he got involved in dealing cocaine He was pretty good at it and made good money until his partner and old cl [...]

    The dead body of Rayce Daubner, local low life and FBI informant is found riddled with bullet wounds from a 38 calliber revolver The story is alternately revealed through the eyes of Steubenville sheriff Francis Roberson , his wife Allison , former Steubenville star athlete but now recently released drug dealer Johnny Earl , doormat social worker Matthew Vincent Smoochie Xenakis and his promiscuous wife Dena Marie who was the high school beauty queen None of these characters are particularly lik [...]

    Cleverly crafted mystery with quirky characters, including the victim, an FBI informant the main suspect and main character, a high school athletic star disgraced by his recent 7 year stint in prison for dealing cocaine the sheriff, a man with political ambition a hospital administrator who uses his notoriety as a suspect to change his life the hospital administrator s wife, who has had sex with most of the men in the novel, and two neo Nazis who want the former cocaine dealer s stash of money t [...]

    Rita Gorra
    Barely a 4, but there indeed The writing was succinct, characters were, well, all characters Their own minds, quirks and feelings all their own I liked looking at the story through different eyes Usually that is pretty tough to do, and it throws me off The timing was superb If I had to critique just a teeny bit, it would be that I never really felt invested in one of the players I guess I need to share of one of the people s views, and I really thought they all had obvious flaws, in some cases, [...]

    Jordon Welle
    One of my favorite reads of 2017 This is by no means your typical mystery Told from 5 alternating viewpoints, there are times where this almost reads like something out of It s Always Sunny in Philadelphia t in the humor and Charlie Day sense but so in that these characters are FLAWED and cannot stay out of their own way or anyone else s, for that matter This is a brilliant novel, a mystery that I didn t have solved but yet Yocum ties up every thread to near perfection at the end No detail is m [...]

    Mary Johnson
    Let s just say that it won t make my top ten I read it because of its setting in present day Steubenville, Ohio It was often humorous, frequently crass, and peopled by characters I probably wouldn t befriend But I have to admit the author kept me guessing as to the killer s identity Now I have to pick up a book that will redeem my reputation as a book snob.

    Tom Mockensturm
    I was a bit put off by the coarse language and the explicit adult scenes, yet Yocum made his characters and story interesting I enjoyed how each character shared his or her own part of the larger plot through alternating viewpoints in alternating chapters A Brilliant Death is still his best I hope he cleans it up for the next one.

    Carol Moore Kollar
    When an FBI informant is murdered, sheriff Roberson is under pressure to find a killer Two suspects emerge A washed up ball player who was just released from prison and a social worker The characters voice their stories in separate chapters revealing an unlikely suspect An entertaining mystery

    Judith Johnson
    I love this author s writing This is a mystery full of humor and interesting very human characters It s about a murder of a person that everyone wanted to see dead but the ending, which reveals the killer, is still a complete surprise Never saw it coming I loved the character nicknamed Smoochie and wished I had another cat to name that

    Nikki Balboa
    AnticlimacticThe book was so good, intriguing, but seemed like it ended early I was so dissapointed Could have done with the ending It was a good read though, I usually don t do well with books that have multiple perspectives.

    This was an enjoyable book It was unique in that every chapter was written in the first person by one of the characters of the book That put a nice slant on the story telling I would recommend this book to others

    Enjoyed this story as told through the eyes of several different characters The plot takes some twists and turns as each person reveals what they know or don t know about the murder and the other people in the story.

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