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Death Trap

M. William Phelps

ISBN 9780786021994
Publish Date 3/2/2010
Format Paperback
Categories Pinnacle, True Crime

Trap Them And Kill Them…

A loving father and his new wife set out to pick up his kids for a scheduled weekend visit—but never suspected they were walking into a death trap.

Drag Them And Burn Them…

A handwritten note instructed Alan and Terra Bates to enter the back door of his ex-wife’s Alabama home. A day later their charred bodies were found hundreds of miles away, wrapped in blankets, in a burned-out car’s trunk on a desolate Georgia road.

Two Victims. Four Bullets Each.

At Jessica McCord’s house, law enforcement found windows covered in blankets, a cache of weapons and ammunition, carpets torn up, new tile on the floors—a couch gone. Then they learned about the nasty divorce and bitter custody battle that had landed Jessica in jail. Upon release, Jessica swore, “Somebody is going to pay.” With her new police-officer husband, Jessica became the prime suspect in this brutal double murder…

“M. William Phelps’ true tales of murderers and mayhem are scary-as-hell thrill rides.” —Douglas Clegg

“One of our most engaging crime journalists.” —Katherine Ramsland

“One of America’s finest true-crime writers.” —Vincent Bugliosi

Includes 16 Pages Of Exclusive Photos

About M. William Phelps:

Serial killer expert, lecturer and acclaimed investigative journalist M. William Phelps is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of 26 nonfiction books and a serial killer thriller, The Dead Soul.

Winner of 2008 New England Book Festival Award for I’ll Be Watching You, and the Excellence in Journalism award from the Society of Professional Journalists for his Connecticut Magazine article “Blonde, Blue-eyed & Gone,” Phelps has appeared on CBS’s “Early Show,” The Discovery Channel, ABC’s “Good Morning America,” NBC’s “Today Show,” “The View,” TLC, BIO, History Channel, Geraldo At Large, Oxygen’s “Snapped,” “Killer Couples,” and “Captured,” USA Radio Network, Catholic Radio, ABC News Radio and Radio America, which calls him “the nation’s leading authority on the mind of the female murderer.”

He’s written for the Providence Journal, Hartford Courant, Connecticut Magazine, and the New London Day. Profiled in such noted publications as Writer's Digest, NY Daily News, Newsday, Albany Times-Union, Hartford Courant, and NY Post, Phelps has also consulted for the Showtime cable television series Dexter. He lives in a small Connecticut farming community and can be reached at his author Website, www.mwilliamphelps.com.

Look for Phelps’s television series on Investigation Discovery, “Dark Minds,” focusing on his travels investigating unsolved serial killer cases—with one remarkable twist: Phelps uses a killer on the inside (in the fashion of Silence of the Lambs) to help him along the way! Check local listings. Also see Phelps on the smash hit Investigation Discovery long-running series “Deadly Women.”


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