Robin Yocum

Robin Yocum is the Edgar-nominated author known for his fiction set in the Ohio River Valley. His latest novel, The Sacrifice of Lester Yates, was released in 2021 by Arcade CrimeWise and was a finalist for the Dashiell Hammett Award for excellence in crime writing.

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.


“A master of neo-noir thriller.”
-Strand Magazine

Book Trailer for The Sacrifice of Lester Yates


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