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"Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-life thrillers. " -Allison Brennan "Phelps's writing reads like a mystery novel. " --"Suspense Magazine"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 Includes 16 Pages Of Dramatic Photos
"A chilling tale of a sociopathic wife and mother. . . compelling!" --New York Times bestselling author Harry N. MacLean"Eye-opening. . . Phelps's writing reads like a mystery novel. " --Suspense MagazineIt started when Alan Bates and his new wife arrived at his ex's house to pick up his two daughters for a weekend visit. Then two charred bodies were found in a burned-out car on a lonely Georgia road. . . and investigators pieced together a shattering story of a vicious divorce, a spurned woman's bitter rage, and a thirst for revenge that led to cruel, unflinching murder. Updating this gripping true-life thriller with shocking new details, M. William Phelps uncovers the cold heart of an unthinkable crime. "One of America's finest true-crime writers. " --Vincent Bugliosi "Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-life thrillers. " --Allison BrennanIncludes 16 Pages Of Dramatic Photos
On a day like any other in Akron, Ohio, in a parking lot like so many across America, a black-clad motorcyclist rode up to an occupied vehicle and fired a gun--and didn't miss. The shock rippling through the community led to former beauty queen Cynthia George, a respected church member and devoted mother. Married to a wealthy businessman, she seemed to lead a charmed life. But did her beauty mask a heart cold enough to kill? M. William Phelps, award-winning master of the non-fiction thriller, updates this gripping saga of illicit love and murder with startling, unforgettable new insights. Praise for M. William Phelps'Phelps ratchets up the dramatic tension. ' Stephen Singular'Phelps exposes long-hidden secrets and reveals disquieting truths. ' Kathryn CaseyINCLUDES 16 PAGES OF PHOTOS
Phelps shows how the ugliest crimes can take place in the quietest of suburbs. --Library JournalWhen librarian Martha Gail Fulton was gunned down in a Michigan parking lot on a quiet evening, there were two obvious suspects--Gail's husband George, a former military officer . . . and George's mistress, the flashy businesswoman Donna Kay Trapani. Police were baffled to find that both had ironclad alibis. Yet evidence showed the shooter, a male, had an accomplice--a mystery woman. Now, M. William Phelps recounts the compelling real-life drama of a twisted love triangle that ended in bloody murder, and the riveting investigation that brought to light a master manipulator's trail of deadly deceit. Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-life thrillers. -Allison BrennanPraise for M. William Phelps One of our most engaging crime journalists. -Katherine RamslandPhelps ratchets up the dramatic tension. -Stephen Singular One of America's finest true-crime writers. -Vincent BugliosiPhelps creates a vivid portrait. -Publishers WeeklyIncludes 16 Pages Of Dramatic Photos
A national bestselling author delivers a heart-pounding narrative, taking readers inside one family's struggle to cope with loss, while at the same time searching for a team of killers.
One of our most engaging crime journalists. -Katherine RamslandIn 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 OlsenPraise 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 WeeklyIncludes 16 Pages Of Dramatic Photos
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