Robin Yocum

Robin Yocum is known for his fiction set in the Ohio River Valley.

His most recent novel, The Sacrifice of Lester Yates, was released in April of 2021 by Arcade CrimeWise, an imprint of Arcade Publishing.

Favorite Sons was named the 2011 Book of the Year for Mystery/Suspense by USA Book News. A Brilliant Death was a Barnes & Noble No. 1 bestseller and a finalist for both the 2017 Edgar Award and the Silver Falchion Award for best adult mystery.

He also has written two works of non-fiction: Dead Before Deadline . . . and Other Tales from the Police Beat (2004 – University of Akron Press); and Insured for Murder (1992 – Prometheus Books), which he co-authored with Cathy Candisky.

Yocum joined the Columbus Dispatch in 1980. He worked at the paper for 11 years, including six years as the senior reporter on the investigative desk. He won more than 30 local, state and national journalism awards in categories ranging from investigative reporting to feature writing. Before joining the investigative team, he covered the police beat for four years, which was the basis for his book, Dead Before Deadline.

Prior to joining the Dispatch, Yocum was the associate sports editor of the Martins Ferry, Ohio, Times Leader, and a reporter for the Lancaster, Ohio, Eagle-Gazette.

He is the principle at Yocum Communications, a public relations and marketing consulting firm in Galena, Ohio, which he founded in 2001.

Yocum grew up in the Ohio River village of Brilliant, Ohio.

He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University.

The Sacrifice of Lester Yates: A Novel By Robin Yocum Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781951627539
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Published: Arcade Crimewise - April 27th, 2021

Favorite Sons: A Novel By Robin Yocum Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781628727562
Published: Arcade - March 28th, 2017

A Brilliant Death By Robin Yocum Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781633881280
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Published: Seventh Street Books - April 5th, 2016

A Perfect Shot By Robin Yocum Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781633884175
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Published: Seventh Street Books - April 17th, 2018

The Essay: A Novel By Robin Yocum Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781628727173
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Published: Arcade - October 25th, 2016

A Welcome Murder By Robin Yocum Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781633882638
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Published: Seventh Street Books - April 4th, 2017