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Best-selling author Mark Bowden on his latest book/Chasing Cosby author

Written by Scott LaMar, Host and Executive Producer | May 2, 2019 4:39 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, May 2, 2019:

Thursday's Smart Talk includes conversations with a best-selling author discussing his latest book and also the author of a new book that chronicles how entertainer Bill Cosby was brought to justice after being convicted of sexual assault charges.

Chasing Cosby -- The Downfall of America's Dad was written by journalist Nicole Weisensee Egan. As a reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, Egan began reporting on sexual assault allegations made against Cosby in 2005. Cosby settled a civil suit out-of-court with his accusor Andrea Constand in 2006. The then Montgomery County (PA) District Attorney decided against filing criminal charges because he said there wasn't enough evidence.

A new DA did bring charges on Cosby in 2015. In the ensuing years, more than 60 women came forward to say Cosby had sexually assaulted or raped them. It took two trials but Cosby was convicted and is serving time in a Pennsylvania prison today.

Egan's book is probably the definitive narrative of the Cosby criminal case.

Also, author Mark Bowden -- who wrote best-sellers Hue 1968, Killing Pablo and Black Hawk Down joins us on Thursday's Smart Talk.

His newly published book -- The Last Stone -- details how the 40-year-old kidnapping and murder of two young sisters was solved through interviews police had with the killer himself -- even though the man wasn't a suspect in the crime.

Both authors are in Harrisburg at Midtown Scholar Bookstore this week. Egan speaks Thursday night and Bowden is there Saturday evening,

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