Reportedly Murdered


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$21.00  $19.53
Wipf & Stock Publishers
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.44 inches | 0.63 pounds

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About the Author

Geoffrey Walters (aka Geoffrey Smagacz) is a former reporter for the Times Newsweekly in Queens, New York, and the author of Never Say Murder (republished in 2019) and A Waste of Shame and Other Sad Tales of the Appalachian Foothills, which won the Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY) Gold Medal for Best Regional Fiction in 2014. Geoffrey is a Pushcart Prize nominee. Find out more at or


"Gregory Thackery is a would-be reporter drowning in political intrigue, career stagnation, marital problems, and a deadbeat brother naked on his couch. Throw in one dead body and you have all the fixings for a fun ride through the ugly underbelly of small-time newspapers and back-stabbing community boards. Geoffrey Walters has a gift for imbuing his characters with the baffling, maddening, and ultimately endearing quirks that we see in real people every day. The dialogue has a fast-paced, off-kilter hilarity rivaling that of Elmore Leonard. You almost don't care who-dunnit, it's so much fun watching our hero flail his way to the answer...and the big scoop."--Lisa Reardon, acclaimed author of Billy Dead

"Really REALLY enjoyed reading Reportedly Murdered. Lots of tension, fun characters, and humor. I see it being an independent film, too." --Julie McKee, author of The Adventures of Amy Bock

"Geoffrey Walters brings deadpan wit and well-wrought prose to bear on a genre that too easily devolves into formulaic and unfunny noir, knowing all the while that--as Flannery O'Connor put it--'evil is not a problem to be solved but a mystery to be endured.'"

--Joshua Hren, author of Infinite Regress