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Cruel Death

M. William Phelps

ISBN 9780786034192
Publish Date 2/4/2014
Format Paperback
Categories Pinnacle, True Crime

EDITOR'S NOTE:

This real-life thriller tells the incredible true story of Erika and B.J. Sifrit, a couple with every advantage in the world, who became murderers.  It takes place during a holiday weekend at the beach resort of Ocean City, MD.  Two couples met and socialized . . . with deadly results.  Masterful storytelling from M. William Phelps, star of Investigation Discovery’s “Dark Minds.”


"Phelps is one of America's finest true-crime writers." --Vincent Bugliosi

"Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-life thrillers." –Allison Brennan

It was Memorial Day weekend, the start of the summer season. Thousands headed to Ocean City, Maryland, to enjoy its scenic beaches, lively boardwalk, and trendy nightclubs. Among the bright-spirited vacationers was a couple with a much darker idea of fun. Erica Sifrit, a former honor student, was packing a gun in her Coach bag. Her husband, B.J., an ex-Navy SEAL, was trained in violence. What started as a chance encounter with another couple ended with two dismembered victims buried in a Delaware landfill. M. William Phelps updates this modern-day "Bonnie and Clyde" saga to create a haunting account of money, madness, sex, and murder. . .

Praise for M. William Phelps

"Phelps's writing reads like a mystery novel." --Suspense Magazine

"One of our most engaging crime journalists." --Katherine Ramsland

Includes 16 Pages Of Dramatic 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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