By M. William Phelps
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"Phelps is certainly one of America's most interesting true-crime writers." --Vincent Bugliosi
"Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-life thrillers." –Allison Brennan
It used to be Memorial Day weekend, the beginning of the summer. millions headed to Ocean urban, Maryland, to get pleasure from its scenic shorelines, full of life boardwalk, and stylish nightclubs. one of the bright-spirited tourists was once a pair with a miles darker suggestion of enjoyable. Erica Sifrit, a former honor pupil, was once packing a gun in her trainer bag. Her husband, B.J., an ex-Navy SEAL, used to be informed in violence. What began as an opportunity come upon with one other couple ended with dismembered sufferers buried in a Delaware landfill. M. William Phelps updates this modern day "Bonnie and Clyde" saga to create a haunting account of cash, insanity, intercourse, and homicide. . .
Praise for M. William Phelps
"Phelps's writing reads like a secret novel." --Suspense Magazine
"One of our most tasty crime journalists." --Katherine Ramsland
Includes sixteen Pages Of Dramatic Photos
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Author Name: M. William Phelps
Author Description: M. William Phelps lives in Connecticut along with his spouse and 3 children.
He is the writer of 14 actual crime books.
Author URL: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/256982
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Extra info for Cruel Death
Finally a prostitute who had narrowly escaped being poisoned came forward, and detectives began to build a case–at this stage not for murder but for blackmail. Having persuaded Dr Harper to press charges for extortion, Cream was seized at his home in London’s Lambeth Palace Road, on June 3, 1892. ’ Police found seven bottles of strychnine in his rooms. The body of Matilda Clover was exhumed and strychnine was discovered in her stomach. A jury which sat at the delayed inquest into her death decided she had died of strychnine poisoning at the hand of Thomas Neill Cream.
Alice’s headless body was dragged inside his mother’s apartment where he abused it. Knowing it would help him avoid capture, Kemper removed the bullets from both heads, just as he had done with his previous victims. He then drove around the area disposing of the body parts. Kemper still avoided suspicion, even though throughout his depraved killing spree he was being regularly seen by psychiatrists. Incredibly, their view was that he was adapting well to the outside world. Equally, his mother was unaware of his depraved activities, though she continued to verbally abuse him–until one day he finally took his revenge on her.
Marshall Hall was asked to defend a man accused of bigamy with a string of women. After advising him to plead guilty, the lawyer was surprised to hear the man declare himself innocent. Not only that, he had an alibi. He was in prison in Australia at the time of the offences, and a cable from the jail confirmed his innocence. When Hall attended the trial of Dr Cream much later, he recognised the errant doctor as being the same man charged with bigamy. There must have been collusion with a double, Hall concluded, although no one knows how long or to what extent this continued.
Cruel Death by M. William Phelps