Books by Robin Yocum

A PERFECT SHOT by Robin Yocum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2018

"Yocum (A Welcome Murder, 2017, etc.) produces a slow-moving study of a likably mediocre small-town hero out beyond his depth that gradually catches fire as his peril becomes more urgent and the stakes ever higher."
A former high school basketball hero facing first the middle-age blues and then the murderous enmity of a mob enforcer must decide between leaving the hometown that still idolizes him and embarking on a dangerous course of revenge. Read full book review >
A WELCOME MURDER by Robin Yocum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"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."
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. Read full book review >
A BRILLIANT DEATH by Robin Yocum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"Yocum (The Essay, 2012, etc.) creates so much sympathy for his characters in this coming-of-age tale that you hope for an alternate theory to what appears to be the ineluctable facts of a tragedy."
An accident on the Ohio River has far-reaching consequences for a boy and his best friend. Read full book review >
INSURED FOR MURDER by Robin Yocum
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1993

"The third-person narration is a little self-conscious at times, but it lends this wild story an urgency that serves it well: a good prospect for true-crime fans. (Photo insert—not seen)"
A routine tip about an ``interesting lawsuit'' leads two Ohio reporters to a multimillion-dollar insurance scam: a pulsing tale of murder, false identities, drugs, and sex. Read full book review >