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A Welcome Murder

Label
A Welcome Murder
Title
A Welcome Murder
Statement of responsibility
Robin Yocum
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Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Meet Johnny Earl, a washed-up former professional baseball player and ex-con who is the best athlete Steubenville, Ohio has ever produced. He'd like to find the drug money he's hidden there and get out of town, but a Neo Nazi also wants the money... and the high-school friend and FBI informant who sent Johnny up the river has been murdered. Johnny's a suspect, of course, but he's not the only one. Turns out plenty of people are happy Rayce Daubner is dead, including Johnny Earl's high-school girlfriend, her current husband, the local sheriff, and his unhappy wife. Told from the first-person point of view of several people, this lively, violent, funny novel provides an intimate look at an eccentric cast of memorable characters. -- Description by Dawn Towery
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Character
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10559735
Cataloging source
DLC
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Yocum, Robin
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Mystery
Target audience
adult
Label
A Welcome Murder
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:394bee2b-cded-48c4-8864-a92771fc0969
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781633882645
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Welcome Murder
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:394bee2b-cded-48c4-8864-a92771fc0969
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781633882645
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      225 NW Adams Street, McMinnville, OR, 97128, US
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