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Cruel Death

M. William Phelps

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

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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