Author to discuss notorious murder at Whittemore


Author Joan Lownds will be at the Whittemore Library Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss her book, ‘Man Overboard: Inside the Honeymoon Cruise Murder.’

NAUGATUCK — The Whittemore Library is hosting a book talk and signing with author Joan Lownds.

Lownds wrote “Man Overboard: Inside the Honeymoon Cruise Murder,” which details the notorious murder of Greenwich native George Allen Smith IV on his honeymoon in June 2005.

Royal Caribbean recently handed over its files to the FBI, which announced that Smith’s murder is active and open, according to a release issued by the library.

Lownds is a reporter for The Greenwich Post and The Wilton Bulletin, which have been covering this story since it broke. She is an award-winning writer and reporter for several Connecticut newspapers and magazines.

Lownds will be at the library on Oct. 12 beginning 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (203) 729-4591.