Chester County author Bruce E. Mowday’s first work of fiction
DOWNINGTOWN _ Chester County publisher Squire Cheyney Books releases today First Date Homicides, a murder mystery based on facts relating to the Christian genocide and terrorism that is taking place across the globe.
The book is more fact than fiction. The central crimes in Chester County and the Philadelphia area and the characters are fictitious, even though some of the characters have traits of real people. The information about the terrorism and the Christian genocide are real and background crimes used in the book did take place.
“My other books are non-fiction and this book began as one,” author Bruce E. Mowday said. “To try to develop a balanced view of world events, I read many different internet news sites from across the world. I noticed that many acts of terrorism and genocide were taking place in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia that were never reported in the United States. I took notes and read government reports and realized the story had to be told.”
First Date Homicides is available in selected book stores throughout the region, including Chester County Book Outlet, Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop and Kathy’s Corner Shop in North East, Maryland. A wider distribution will take place in the coming weeks, according to Squire Cheyney Books.
The cost of the book is $19.95 and signed copies can be obtained from the author by contacting Mowday at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Sadly, the subject of the book remains on the front pages of today’s newspapers,” Mowday said. “During the Easter holidays Christians were targeted and killed in Egypt, France and other countries. One of the readers of an advanced copy said the book is ‘very scary since it’s based on fact .. and really gripping.’ Another reader said the book kept them up at night.”
Mowday will give a talk and sign books on May 5 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the West Chester Book Outlet, 967 Paoli Pike, West Chester, 967 Paoli Pike in the Goshen Shopping Center, home to the former Chester County Book Company. A talk on First Date Homicides is scheduled for May 16 before the National Association For Retired Employees in Coatesville at 11:30 a.m. Mowday is also giving a presentation on the book at the Mechanicsburg Mystery Book Shop, 6 Clouser Road, Mechanicsburg, at 7:00 p.m. on June 28.
Mowday will also have copies of the book available for his upcoming talks and signings, including Wednesday’s talk on Jim Herr and Life With Flavor at Shannondell at Valley Forge at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday Mowday will be signing books for the Coatesville Parents Music Club at the East Fallowfield Community Park from noon to 4:00 p.m.
May events include a talk on Gettysburg with artist Karl Kuerner at the Brandywine Valley Civil War Round Table in West Chester at 7:00 p.m. and the First Friday in West Chester event at the Chester County Historical Society from 6:00 pm. until 8:00 p.m. Mowday will also be signing books at the Cathy Miller Cancer Fund event at the Concord Country Club at 7:00 p.m.
Information on all of Mowday’s books and speaking engagements can be found on his website, www.mowday.com.
Mowday is an award-winning author and newspaper reporter. He has authored more than 15 books on history, sports, business and true crime. Mowday has appeared on the Discovery ID channel, C-SPAN, the Pennsylvania Cable Network and Philadelphia and local television shows. He is a contributing editor with Business 2 Business magazine. Mowday has hosted his own radio shows and was chairman of the Chester County Historical Society and president of the Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates. He is a board member of the Valley Forge Park Alliance and the Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau. He is a frequent speaker at various civic and historical groups.