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Writers LIVE: Mark Bowden, The Last Stone

Mark Bowden will be in conversation with Dan Fesperman.

For forty years the mystery of what happened to the Lyons sisters, aged 10 and 12, who disappeared in 1975 from the Wheaton Plaza shopping mall in suburban Washington, D.C, haunted an entire community, including journalist Mark Bowden, who covered the story as a cub reporter. With The Last Stone, he now returns to the crime to cover the extraordinary effort by authorities to bring their kidnapper to justice and to try to answer the question he could never shake, “Who would commit such a crime? And, why?”

Mark Bowden is the author of thirteen books, including the New York Times bestseller Black Hawk Down. He reported at the Philadelphia Inquirer for twenty years and now writes for the Atlantic, Vanity Fair, and other magazines. He is also the writer in residence at the University of Delaware. 

Dan Fesperman’s eleven novels have won international acclaim, winning the Dashiell Hammett award in the US and two Dagger awards in the UK. A former foreign correspondent for the Baltimore Sun, his travels have taken him to three war zones and more than thirty countries. His latest novel is Safe Houses. He lives in Baltimore.

The Ivy Bookshop will have copies of the book for sale at a book signing following the program.

Writers LIVE programs are supported in part by a bequest from The Miss Howard Hubbard Adult Programming Fund.

Wednesday, May 22 at 7:00pm

Church of the Redeemer 5603 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210

Event Type

Writers LIVE!

Age Group

Adults, Seniors

Compass Category

Writers LIVE at the Library

Event Publisher

Tracy Dimond

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