About

Sean Patrick Cooper is the author of The Shooter at Midnight: Murder, Corruption, and a Farming Town Divided (Penguin). He’s contributed narrative features and essays to The New Republic, n+1, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Baffler, UnDark, Tablet, The Atavist, Victory Journal, The Awl, and others.

The Shooter at Midnight: Murder, Corruption, and a Farming Town Divided

The harrowing true story of a cold-blooded murder and the campaign to bring justice to a suffering Midwestern town


“Gripping . . . A potent account of the crime and its aftermath, placing its story of heartbreaking violence and injustice in a larger portrait of a rural American town.”
—The Wall Street Journal


“An arresting work of true crime. . . Cooper’s suspenseful narrative nimbly interweaves procedural beats and a vivid portrait of rural America in crisis.”
Publishers Weekly

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