Uwchlan-based author Bruce Mowday will be signing his books, including "Jailing The Johnston Gang: Bringing Serial Murderers To Justice," pictured at right, at the Concordville branch of Alliance Bank, 979 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, as part of Community Banking Week. The book-signing will be held on Thursday, April 15, at Concordville branch from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
"I’m looking forward to having a chance to meet and talk with Alliance Bank’s customers and the area residents," Mowday said in a press release. "This is a perfect location for the book signing as the Johnston gang was active in the area."
Mowday has written a number of books on local history and will have copies of his books on the Battle of Brandywine, Fort Delaware, the Brandywine River and West Chester. For more information on Mowday and his books, visit http://www.mowday.com/.
"Jailing The Johnston Gang" tells the story of the dedicated law enforcement officials that placed their own lives in danger to incarcerate brothers Bruce, David and Norman Johnston and their band of paid killers, rapists and thieves. The Johnston gang terrorized citizens in the Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland area for decades. Chester County District Attorney Joseph A. Carroll called the leader of the gang, Bruce A. Johnston, Sr., the most notorious criminal in the history of the suburban Philadelphia county.
I wrote about "Jailing The Johnston Gang" and how it was a basis for the 1986 film "At Close Range" in a blog post last April. To check out that post, click here.