Kennett Square police murders and Lafayette featured in Mowday’s November book talks

November 1, 2022

50th anniversary of murders

of Kennett Square officers William Davis and Richard Posey

highlight author Bruce E. Mowday’s November book talks

Lafayette at Brandywine featured 

            WEST CHESTER _ November 15 marks the 50th anniversary of the slayings of Kennett Square police officers William Davis and Richard Posey. Schiffer Publishing’s new book will be featured at five events by author Bruce E. Mowday in November.

“The community needs to remember the sacrifices made by officers Davis and Posey,” Mowday said. “All of America suffered the moment they were murdered as small town innocence was shattered. I was honored when asked by Schiffer Publishing to write this book.”

The book, Small-Town Cops in the Crosshairs: The 1972 Sniper Slayings of Policemen William Davis and Richard Posey, was released last week. Signed copies are available from the author by contacting Mowday at The book is also available from the publisher, book stores and the internet.

Mowday will give two dinner talks on the book this month. On Wednesday, November 2 Mowday will speak at the General Warren Inne, Malvern and on Wednesday, November 9, he will give a presentation at the Chadds Ford JunXion Café. Both events require reservations. Contact the restaurants for information.

The Oxford Area Historical Society will host Mowday for a talk on November 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Oxford Presbyterian Church. Mowday will debut the book in Maryland at a signing on Saturday, November 12 at Kathy’s Corner Shop, North East, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

“I’ve been asked to do a book presentation after the memorial being planned by Kennett Square on November 15,” Mowday said. “This talk will be a special honor.”

          Lafayette at Brandywine: The Making of an American Hero is the subject of a dinner talk before the Old Caln Historical Society at the Thorndale Inn on Saturday, November 5 at 5:00 p.m. Mowday will also speak on Lafayette before the Paoli Hospital Auxiliary during a meeting at Hershey’s Mill, East Goshen, on November 10 at 10:00 a.m. That evening Mowday is speaking on Lafayette before the Moorestown Historical Society at 7:00 p.m. at the Moorestown Library. The Milanof-Schock Library in Mt. Joy is hosting a Lafayette talk on November 21 at 6:00 p.m.

“Lafayette is such an important person. Without the young Frenchman’s assistance, we would never have defeated England in the American Revolution,” Mowday said. Barricade Publishing of New York released Mowday’s book on Lafayette in October 2021.

Author Charlene Briggs and Mowday will give a special presentation to the Longwood Rotary on November 17 at Longwood Gardens. The talk, The Legacy of War: A Perpetual Assault, was developed from Briggs’s book on World War II and Mowday’s history books. 

Mowday will be joining author Mary Walsh on November 18 and 19 for a book signing at the Archbishop Wood Holiday Craft Show. Two book signings by Mowday take place on November 3 at the Tel Hai Merchant Faire from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and at the North East Library, Maryland, on November 12 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.