M. William Phelps
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M. William Phelps

With over one million copies of his books in print worldwide, crime expert, creator/producer/writer and former host of DARK MINDS, acclaimed, award-winning investigative journalist M. William Phelps is the New York Times best-selling author of 34 nonfiction books and winner of the Excellence in (Investigative) Journalism Award from the Society of Professional Journalists and the New England Book Festival Award. A respected reporter, Phelps has written for numerous publications--including the Providence Journal, Connecticut Magazine and Hartford Courant. Diversifying his talents, he also consulted on the first season of the hit Showtime cable television series Dexter and is a constant presence on crime film sets. Currently, Phelps is associate producer and consultant to Piers Morgan on Morgan's ITV series about serial killers. Phelps grew up in East Hartford, Connecticut, and now lives in a reclusive Connecticut farming community just north of Hartford. In July 2017, Phelps published his definitive, 5-year project with Happy Face Killer, DANGEROUS GROUND: My Friendship with a Serial Killer.

A highly sought-after pundit, Phelps has made over 200 TV media-related television appearances: Early Show, The Today Show, The View, Fox & Friends, truTV, Discovery Channel, Fox News Channel, GMA, TLC, BIO, History, Oxygen, OWN, and many others. He's appeared on USA Radio Network, Catholic Radio, Mancow, Wall Street Journal Radio, Zac Daniel, Ave Maria Radio, Catholic Channel, EWTN Radio, ABC News Radio, and many more. He is one of the recurring experts frequently appearing on two long-running series Deadly Women and Snapped. Radio America calls Phelps "the nation's leading authority on the mind of the female murderer," and TV Rage says, "M. William Phelps dares to tread where few others will. . ."

Beyond crime, Phelps has written several history books, including the acclaimed, New York Times bestseller NATHAN HALE, THE DEVIL'S ROOMING HOUSE, THE DEVIL'S RIGHT HAND, MURDER, NEW ENGLAND, and more.

Touched by tragedy himself, due to the unsolved murder of his pregnant sister-in-law, Phelps is able to enter the hearts and minds of his subjects like no one else. He lives in a small Connecticut farming community and can be reached at his website, www.mwilliamphelps.com.

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