Sean Patrick Cooper is a journalist who has 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.

His first book, The Shooter at Midnight: Murder, Corruption, and a Farming Town Divided will be published in April 2024 by Penguin.

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

Coming April 2024 from Penguin

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

“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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