Murder in the Heartland

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Murder in the Heartland

By M. William Phelps; J. Charles (Read by)

Brilliance Corporation, Compact Disc, 9781423349600

Publication Date: January 29, 2009

Description

The most disturbing and moving look at murder in rural America since "In Cold Blood." Gregg Olsen

On a December night in 2004, a 911 operator in Nodaway County, Missouri, received a frantic call from a woman who d found her pregnant 23-year-old daughter in a pool of blood on the living room floor. Most shocking of all, the dying woman's unborn baby had been viciously ripped from her womb.

Get ready for some sleepless nights. Carlton Stowers

Across the border in Melvern, Kansas, Lisa Montgomery showed off a beautiful newborn she proudly claimed as her own. While some shared her excitement, others harbored suspicions. Meanwhile televisions across the nation broadcast the first Amber Alert for an unborn child.

Phelps is a first-rate investigator. Dr. Michael M. Baden

Newly updated with the latest surprising developments, "Murder in the Heartland" goes behind the scenes of two picture-perfect American towns forever changed by one horrifying act of violence. With exclusive access to key witnesses, family members, and potential victims who narrowly escaped a similar gruesome fate, M. William Phelps tells a classic American tale of unthinkable murder and the quest for justice.



About the Author
Investigative journalist M. William Phelps is the author of I ll Be Watching You, If Looks Could Kill, Because You Loved Me, Murder in the Heartland, Perfect Poison, Lethal Guardian, Every Move You Make, and Sleep in Heavenly Peace. He has appeared on dozens of national radio and television programs, including Good Morning America, Court TV, The Discovery Channel, Geraldo at Large, and Montel Williams, and has consulted for the Showtime cable television series Dexter. He lives in a small Connecticut farming community with his wife and children.

Charles has more than 40 years experience in professional theatre, radio, television, and film. He trained in theatre at Michigan State University and Carnegie Tech.