NC Literary Hall of Fame



The Accidental Spurrt by Walt Pilcher

Fantastic Books Publishing
$12.99, paperback / $3.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-912053-19-3
September, 2019
Fiction: Mystery/Detective/Humor
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“Downsized” out of work, Mark Fairley lands a temporary consulting gig writing the history of a troubled energy drink company, Spurr Nutritionals, while he looks for a real job, only to find himself investigating the company president’s death in a suspicious explosion and the chairman’s odd behavior after a freak accident on the bottling line as shadowy international forces vying for control of the multi-billion dollar energy drink industry vow to stop at nothing to keep the game-changing truth hidden.

Can Mark solve the treacherous maze of homicide, inept corporate espionage, dysfunctional family intrigue, and hilarious intercultural missteps without becoming the next unexplained casualty?

And will he ever get a real job?

A timely lighthearted tale of mystery and intrigue mixed with side-splitting satire and parody.

Walt Pilcher is a former CEO of L’eggs®, the pantyhose in the plastic eggs. His comic writing career coincides with his business writing career, and it was often impossible to tell them apart. Himself a two-time victim of corporate downsizing long before it was cool, he eventually became president of two major apparel companies in the U.S. and one in Japan, although not at the same time, and lived in Tokyo for fourteen months, during which two comedians were elected as governors of Japan’s biggest cities. We are not making this up.

He is the author of On Shallowed Ground, including Dr. Barker’s Scientific Metamorphical Prostate Health Formula® and other Stories, Poems, Comedy and Dark Matter from the Center of the Universe and the satirical novel, Everybody Shrugged, both from Fantastic Books Publishing. His nonfiction book, The Five-fold Effect: Unlocking Power Leadership for Amazing Results in Your Organization (WestBow Press), was a First Horizon Award finalist in the 2015 Eric Hoffer Book Award competition.

Walt holds a BA from Wesleyan University and an MBA from Stanford University. Currently, he ghostwrites book cover blurbs from his home in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he lives with his wife, Carol, an artist.

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