Mark Bowden - The Last Stone — in conversation with Nicholas Schmidle

Upcoming Event
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Bowden is a veteran journalist and the author of more than a dozen works of narrative nonfiction, including the now classic Black Hawk Down. In his new book he returns to a story he covered as a twenty-three-year-old cub reporter: the 1975 disappearance of the Lyons sisters at a mall near D.C. Despite a massive search, the girls weren’t found and the case went cold. Then forty years later overlooked clues surfaced and a suspect, Lloyd Welch, was identified. In riveting, well-paced prose, Bowden follows investigators as they question Welch, a pathological liar serving time in Delaware for child molestation. A work of spell-binding storytelling, Bowden’s book is also a revealing look at the nature of violence in America and the shortcomings of the criminal justice system.


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Non Fiction
The Last Stone: A Masterpiece of Criminal Interrogation Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802147301
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - April 2nd, 2019

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