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34 books of M. William Phelps

"One of our most engaging crime journalists.­" -­Katherine Ramsland
In the summer of 2003, the Houston suburb of Clear Lake, Texas, was devastated when four young residents were viciously slain. The two female victims were just eighteen-­years-­old, popular and beloved--­but when a killer came knocking, it turned out to be someone they knew all too well. . ..­Seventeen-­year-­old Christine Paolilla was an awkward outsider--­until the girls befriended her. In this gripping true story, M. William Phelps delves into the heart of a baffling mystery to get to the truth of an act so brutal it could not be understood--­until now.
"Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-­life thrillers.­" -­Allison Brennan
"The best true-­crime writer to come along in years.­" -­Gregg Olsen
Praise for M. William Phelps
"Phelps ratchets up the dramatic tension.­" -­Stephen Singular
"One of America's finest true-­crime writers.­" -­Vincent Bugliosi
"Phelps creates a vivid portrait.­" - Publishers Weekly
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In this first novel, serial killer expert, star of Investigation Discovery’s hit series DARK MINDS, author of twenty-­three books, M. William Phelps takes readers into the twisted world of “the Optimist,­” a sadistic serial killer—based on Phelps’s ten years of research and writing about serial killers—bent on not only terrorizing his young female victims, leaving their naked bodies along Boston’s Freedom Trail, but also driving Detective Jake “Sundance” Cooper to the edge of insanity as the cop fights to redeem his imploding career. Through an investigation revealing the true madness and evil of this killer, Jake’s mentor, Detective Mo Blackhall, is on the verge of being indicted for his role in a Big Dig corruption scandal, putting Jake at the center of choosing blue blood loyalty over the truth. Strap yourself in and prepare for a thrill ride of suspense, mystery and police procedural drama, with a captivating and honest look at the underbelly of Boston’s mean streets, driven by . . .

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"Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-­life thrillers.­" Allison Brennan "Phelps's writing reads like a mystery novel.­" -- The crime stunned quiet Mineral Wells, Texas: 49-­year-­old Bob Dow shot execution-­style in his own bed, his invalid mother locked in the next room--­and a cache of homemade porn starring the town's underage girls. The two accused killers--­teen lovers Bobbi Jo Smith and Jennifer Jones--­were on the run, intent on going out in a cross-­country blaze of glory. M. William Phelps exposes a gripping tale of sexploitation, lust, and betrayal, while questioning the court's fateful verdict in a tantalizing forensic puzzle. Were both girls equally guilty of murder? Or was one merely a pawn in the other's dainty, blood-­stained hands? "One of America's finest true-­crime writers.­" --­Vincent Bugliosi

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Notorious Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut

New England is best known for its covered bridges, immaculate town greens and Revolutionary War history. Yet an evil presence has hidden behind the 17th-­century stone walls and clap-­boarded homes of CT, Mass. and Rhode Island for centuries. New York Times bestselling author M. William Phelps takes a look at some of the most terrifyingly true stories in New England history.

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A serial killer who wanted to out-­kill Ted Bundy... In September 2001, Carmen Rodriguez, a beautiful 32-­year-­old Hartford mother of four, went missing. At first police were stymied. . .­until a killer's crucial mistake led investigators down a long, dark road of cold, calculated murder. . . "Phelps is a first-­rate investigator.­" --­Dr. Michael M. Baden In 1987, single mother Mary Ellen Renard was strangled, repeatedly stabbed, and left for dead in her New Jersey apartment. Her vicious assailant had already killed once. . .­and would kill again. But unlike the fiend's other victims, Mary Ellen lived to tell the tale... "Phelps gives readers an exclusive, insider's look.­" --­Anne Bremner Clean-­cut, popular and on the fast track at a multinational computer firm, Rutgers grad Edwin "Ned" Snelgrove shocked friends and colleagues with a plea bargain for Renard's brutal attack--­and the heinous 1983 murder of college girlfriend Karen Osmun. Vowing never to be caught again, Ned spent his time . . .

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"Anything by Phelps is always an eye-­opening experience.­" —Suspense MagazineSheila Davalloo was young, attractive, and successful. When she started a new job at a cutting-­edge research lab in Stamford, Connecticut, she met the man of her dreams. Nelson Sessler had no idea how violently Sheila would react when he began seeing a co-­worker, Anna Lisa Raymundo. Sheila eliminated her rival in a bloody knife attack—and then turned her rage on another victim she saw as an obstacle to her passions. M. Williams Phelps recounts the riveting story of a white-­collar love triangle gone horribly wrong. . .­and the terrifying infatuation that drove one woman to kill. "Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-­life thrillers.­"—Allison Brennan"M. William Phelps dares to tread where few others will: into the mind of a killer.­" —TV RageIncludes 16 Pages Of Dramatic Photos

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"Phelps gets into the blood and guts of the story.­" -­Gregg Olsen
Killing Her Wasn't Enough . . .
Sixteen-­year-­old Adrianne Reynolds couldn't unravel the twisted tangles of jealousy and domination complicating her new life in East Moline, Illinois. What began as a fresh start after a troubled home life in Texas ended with Adrianne's body charred, stuffed into garbage bags, and scattered. It seemed the work of hardened criminals, but the truth was far more astonishing: her own "best friends" choked Adrianne to death and cut her up. Now, master crime writer M. William Phelps recounts this horrific saga of teen lust and violence in every gripping detail.
Praise for M. William Phelps
"One of our most engaging crime journalists.­" -­Katherine Ramsland
"Phelps creates a vivid portrait.­" - Publishers Weekly
"One of America's finest true-­crime writers.­" -­Vincent Bugliosi
Includes 16 Pages Of Shocking Photos

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New England is best known for its covered bridges, immaculate town greens and Revolutionary War history. Yet an evil presence has hidden behind the 17th-­century stone walls and clap-­boarded homes of CT, Mass. and Rhode Island for centuries. New York Times bestselling author M. William Phelps takes a look at some of the most terrifyingly true stories in New England history.

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Cold Storage In May 2003, an Arizona man who'd bought dozens of sealed boxes at a self-­storage facility's auction of unclaimed property made a horrifying discovery: the bodies of three plastic-­wrapped infants, one of which had become mummified over the years. Police traced them to Dianne Odell, 50, a mother of eight children, who admitted the babies were hers but claimed that they'd died of natural causes. She'd kept the bodies for over twenty years before abandoning them. Justice Deferred In 1989, police had found the remains of a long-­dead infant in a suitcase in the trunk of a car Odell had abandoned. The statute of limitations on manslaughter had saved her then from prosecution. She maintained that the fetus was the product of a rape by her father and, after he beat her, was stillborn. Baby-­Killer's Fate Odell said her own domineering mother had forced her into teen prostitution and murdered what she viewed as "bastard children.­" Both parents were dead and unable to . . .

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"One of America's finest true-­crime writers.­" --­Vincent BugliosiAfter her mother's untimely death, Clara Schwartz became distant, withdrawn. Her father, a renowned DNA researcher, lived in a farmhouse outside Leesburg, Virginia, where in December 2001, he was fatally stabbed by what seemed to be a ninja-­style sword. Police arrested Kyle Hulbert, a troubled teen--­and aspiring vampire. Kyle was Clara's friend, one of a circle obsessed with role-­playing games. Drawing on exclusive interviews with the killer, bestselling author M. William Phelps reveals a frightening subculture, the tragic collision of two young people's dark worlds, and its deadly consequences. "Phelps is a true-­crime veteran.­"--­New York Post"Anything by Phelps is an eye-­opening experience.­" --­Suspense MagazineIncludes 16 Pages Of Dramatic Photos

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