An Evening With Sean Patrick Cooper

Tuesday, April 30th, at 6:30 PM 

Please join us for An Evening With Sean Patrick Cooper as he discusses his book, The Shooter at Midnight. Joining Cooper will be Mattathias Schwartz, a journalist for the New York Times.

About the Book

The Shooter at Midnight is page-turning true crime. It details a murder investigation in a small Missouri farming town in the 1990s. On a cold November night, an intruder entered Cathy and Lyndel Robertson’s home outside the small farming town of Chillicothe, Missouri. Leaving a safe full of cash undisturbed, the person snuck into the main bedroom and fired at point-blank range, killing Cathy and injuring Lyndel. After the slapdash police investigation ran out of resources, the case was turned over to a Kansas City private eye with his own aims. The wrong man would end up with four life sentences, and the initial and most promising suspect—the boyfriend of Cathy and Lyndel’s eldest daughter—would largely be forgotten.

About the Author

Sean Patrick Cooper is a journalist who has contributed narrative features and essays to The New Republic, n+1, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Baffler, Tablet, UnDark, The Atavist, The Daily Beast, Victory Journal, The Awl, and others. He received an MA in journalism at New York University, where he was a Department Fellow in the Literary Reportage Program, and a BA in English Literature from Rutgers University. The Shooter at Midnight is his first book.

About Jason Fagone

Jason Fagone is a journalist and author who explores technology and culture. His stories have appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, Wired, GQ, and Grantland. His most recent book, "The Woman Who Smashed Codes," about the puzzle-solving war hero Elizebeth Friedman, was named one of NPR’s best books of 2017 and inspired the PBS documentary "The Codebreaker." He has also worked as an investigative reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle and a contributing editor at WIRED magazine. In 2014-15, he was a Knight-Wallace Fellow in journalism at the University of Michigan.

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
619 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
The Shooter at Midnight: Murder, Corruption, and a Farming Town Divided By Sean Patrick Cooper Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143135449
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-3 Days
Published: Penguin Books - April 30th, 2024

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