Books: 7 | Review: 0 | Avg rating: 3.64
Rate this author

M. William Phelps

0 of 5 Votes: 3
About this author
Books by M. William Phelps
Death Trap (2010)
3.77 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I have read quite a few true crime books over the years, but I have to say that this particular book was quite memorable as far as the perpetrators of the crimes go. A young man married his pregnant high school girlfriend (a woman who regularly used abortion as birth control I m...
The Devil's Rooming House: The True Story of America's Deadliest Female Serial Killer (2010)
3.29 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: I gobbled this one up, despite in retrospect not really being that great of a story at times. The author spills A LOT of ink on unrelated, concurrent news events, like the heat wave of 1911, but his wry & witty make it worth it. The book does raise some questions that I didn't th...
Cruel Death (2009)
3.9 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Another riveting true crime by own of my favorite authors in the genre. Phelps delves into one of the most horrifying double murders I have ever read. He gives some decent background on the characters involved, something which is a must for me in a true crime book. The only th...
Love Her To Death (2011)
3.66 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: This is a true crime story about a mortician (of all things) who murdered his wife for several reasons: he had been a serial adulterer, and was afraid his wife was going to find out about his most recent affair; his mistress was pregnant (she was also married), and he had promis...
Never See Them Again (2012)
3.57 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: This was a mediocre true crime book that was hobbled by a writer with a sloppy style. I lost track of the number of times the writer notes "this would prove to be important later," or "the significance would become apparent later," etc. I'm not a huge true crime fan because so ma...
Too Young to Kill (2011)
3.88 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: "Teenagers are very impulsive and have not had enough life experience to understand that the way they feel and think at the moment is not always going to be the way they feel or think. Depression, drugs and the longing to fit in to the point of having the willingness to do anythi...
Nathan Hale: The Life and Death of America's First Spy (2008)
3.4 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: The only reason this book received two stars from me was because in the end, it did have some information in it that I didn't previously know. Otherwise, the book was poorly researched (he quotes more historians than primary sources it seems) and poorly written. Full names were u...
Write review
Review will shown on site after approval.
(Review will shown on site after approval)