We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

A Welcome Murder
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Published:
Seventh Street Books 2017
Status:
Checked Out
Description
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.
Also in This Series
Formats
Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with reading apps installed.
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
Format:
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Street Date:
04/04/2017
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781633882645
ASIN:
B01I85OMNE
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Robin Yocum. (2017). A Welcome Murder. Seventh Street Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Robin Yocum. 2017. A Welcome Murder. Seventh Street Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Robin Yocum, A Welcome Murder. Seventh Street Books, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Robin Yocum. A Welcome Murder. Seventh Street Books, 2017. Web.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection10

There is 1 hold on this title.

Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
4aa21452-78ff-7833-a4ab-2abc29d96048
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Jun 12, 2018 15:49:22
Date Updated:
Mar 01, 2019 17:02:51
Last Metadata Check:
Nov 28, 2021 07:00:08
Last Metadata Change:
Nov 24, 2021 16:41:16
Last Availability Check:
Nov 28, 2021 07:00:14
Last Availability Change:
Nov 24, 2021 16:41:18
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Nov 30, 2021 02:08:38

OverDrive Product Record

sortTitle
Welcome Murder
crossRefId
2989350
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0439-1/{394BEE2B-CDED-48C4-8864-A92771FC0969}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0439-1/{394BEE2B-CDED-48C4-8864-A92771FC0969}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0439-1/394/BEE/2B/{394BEE2B-CDED-48C4-8864-A92771FC0969}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0439-1/394/BEE/2B/{394BEE2B-CDED-48C4-8864-A92771FC0969}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781633882645
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 551495
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B01I85OMNE
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 551495
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781633882645
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 551495
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
mediaType
eBook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Robin Yocum
id
394bee2b-cded-48c4-8864-a92771fc0969
title
A Welcome Murder
starRating
3.4
dateAdded
2017-10-13T14:46:00-04:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=141&titleID=2989350
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Sacramento Public Library (CA)
          • id: 1151

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0439-1/{394BEE2B-CDED-48C4-8864-A92771FC0969}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0439-1/{394BEE2B-CDED-48C4-8864-A92771FC0969}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0439-1/394/BEE/2B/{394BEE2B-CDED-48C4-8864-A92771FC0969}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0439-1/394/BEE/2B/{394BEE2B-CDED-48C4-8864-A92771FC0969}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
formats
      • fileName: WelcomeMurder9781633882645
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 637416
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781633882645
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 551495
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 0
            • type: Printing
            • value: 0
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 0
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 04/04/2017
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=394bee2b-cded-48c4-8864-a92771fc0969&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: WelcomeMurder9781633882645
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B01I85OMNE
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 551495
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 04/04/2017
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=394bee2b-cded-48c4-8864-a92771fc0969&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: WelcomeMurder9781633882645
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 637431
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781633882645
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 551495
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 04/04/2017
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=394bee2b-cded-48c4-8864-a92771fc0969&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
keywords
      • value: crime fiction
      • value: Mystery and Suspense
      • value: ohio
      • value: Prison
      • value: gritty
      • value: Fiction
      • value: crime
      • value: novels
      • value: detective
      • value: mystery
      • value: murder
      • value: mysteries
      • value: Industrial
      • value: cocaine
      • value: FBI
      • value: Thriller
      • value: police
      • value: mystery and thrillers
      • value: drug dealer
      • value: blue collar
      • value: baseball
      • value: Ohio River valley
      • value: fiction books
      • value: Informant
      • value: white supremacist
      • value: detective novels
      • value: 1991
      • value: blue-collar
      • value: mysteries and thrillers
      • value: crime books
      • value: mystery books
      • value: Murder mystery books
      • value: mystery novels
      • value: mystery thriller suspense
      • value: aryan nation
      • value: books mystery
      • value: rustbelt
      • value: steubenville
      • value: books fiction
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Yocum, Robin
      • bioText: 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.
      • name: Robin Yocum
imprint
Seventh Street Books
subjects
      • value: Fiction
      • value: Mystery
publishDate
2017-04-04T00:00:00-04:00
publishDateText
04/04/2017
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription
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.
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
A Welcome Murder
fullDescription
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.
sortTitle
Welcome Murder
crossRefId
2989350
reviews
      • premium: True
      • source: Publisher's Weekly
      • content:

        Starred review from February 13, 2017
        Memorable oddball characters, whose ambitions collide with results ranging from comic to fatal, populate Yocum’s 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. Roberson’s wife, Allison, has one driving goal—to get out of Steubenville. Dena Marie Conchek Androski Xenakis, former homecoming queen, she of multiple marriages and affairs, is still in love with Johnny. Dena’s insecure husband, Smoochie Xenakis, has put up with insults and abuse all his life. The murder of unsavory Rayce Daubner, who’s 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.

      • premium: True
      • source: Kirkus
      • content:

        Starred review from February 1, 2017
        In a 180-degree turn from the sorrowful A Brilliant Death (2016), Yocum releases a farcical basket of deplorables in Steubenville, Ohio, and lets them crawl all over each other in search of criminal advantage.Nobody mourns the passing of Rayce Daubner, shot to death in an isolated park. Not Johnny Earl, the hometown baseball hero he hooked on cocaine and then turned in to the FBI. Not Dena Marie Conchek Androski Xenakis, the homecoming queen who became Rayce's lover years after Johnny left her behind in his abortive bid for Major League glory. Not Matthew Vincent "Smoochie" Xenakis, Dena Marie's current husband, a timid social worker who came away with serious damage the one time he confronted Daubner about his adulterous affair. Not Jefferson County Sheriff Francis Delano Roberson, Johnny's high school friend who's still carrying a torch for Dena Marie even though he's married to Allison Roberson, chief dispatcher for the sheriff's office. Not even Alfred Vincenzio, the FBI agent to whom Daubner reported, who's been out to get Fran Roberson ever since Fran stole Allison away from him at the FBI Academy. But when Vincenzio threatens to shame Fran by snatching the case away from him, it's clear that somebody's got to pay, and that's when two of the suspects reveal hidden depths: Johnny Earl, because he'd rather languish in prison than get released to the tender mercies of his neo-Nazi cellmate, Alaric Himmler, who wants to use the $472,000 in drug money Johnny's stashed to finance the Aryan Republic of New Germania, and Smoochie Xenakis, who's determined to make hay out of the idea that he might have had the gumption to kill someone, and might even do it again. 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.

        COPYRIGHT(2017) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

      • premium: True
      • source: Booklist
      • content:

        Starred review from February 1, 2017
        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.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2017, American Library Association.)

popularity
323
publisher
Seventh Street Books
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BWwAAAA2I/products/394bee2b-cded-48c4-8864-a92771fc0969/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
394bee2b-cded-48c4-8864-a92771fc0969
starRating
3.5