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

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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.

"Adam Verner's narration is well paced and perfectly matched to the story." ---AudioFile

"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

"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 Starred Review

"Perfectly paced and extremely entertaining, A Welcome Murder is a welcome addition to any mystery lover's library." ---Shelf Awareness

"Memorable oddball characters, whose ambitions collide with results ranging from comic to fatal, populate Yocum’s exceptionally clever novel . . . Yocum has produced a rollicking tale sure to appeal to Donald Westlake and Elmore Leonard fans." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review
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A Welcome Murder

Author Robin Yocum

Narrated by Adam Verner

Publication date May 9, 2017

Running time 8 hrs

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