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Murder In The Heartland

M. William Phelps

ISBN 9780786017829
Publish Date 5/29/2007
Format Paperback
Categories Pinnacle, True Crime
List Price: $6.99

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“The most disturbing and moving look at murder in rural America since In Cold Blood.” – Gregg Olsen

On a December night in 2004, a 911 operator in Nodaway County, Missouri, received a frantic call from a woman who’d found her pregnant 23-year-old daughter in a pool of blood on the living room floor. Most shocking of all, the dying woman’s unborn baby had been viciously ripped from her womb.

“Get ready for some sleepless nights.”—Carlton Stowers

Across the border in Melvern, Kansas, Lisa Montgomery showed off a beautiful newborn she proudly claimed as her own. While some shared her excitement, others harbored suspicions. Meanwhile televisions across the nation broadcast the first Amber Alert for an unborn child.

“Phelps is a first-rate investigator.” – Dr. Michael M. Baden

Newly updated with the latest surprising developments, Murder in the Heartland goes behind the scenes of two picture-perfect American towns forever changed by one horrifying act of violence. With exclusive access to key witnesses, family members, and potential victims who narrowly escaped a similar gruesome fate, M. William Phelps tells a classic American tale of unthinkable murder and the quest for justice.

Includes 16 Pages Of Shocking Photos

As seen on Dateline and Sixty Minutes

A Featured Alternate of Doubleday Book Club and the Mystery Guild

About M. William Phelps:

New York Times bestselling investigative journalist and serial crime expert M. William Phelps is the author of thirty-four nonfiction books. He has made over 200 television appearances. Phelps created, produced and starred in the series Dark Minds and is one of the stars of Deadly Women and Oxygen’s Snapped, Killer Couples and KillerPost. Radio America calls him “the nation’s leading authority on the mind of the female murderer.” Touched by tragedy himself through the unsolved murder of his sister-in-law, Phelps is able to enter the hearts and minds of his subjects like no one else. He lives in a Connecticut farming community and can be reached at his website, mwilliamphelps.com.

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