Publisher's Weekly calls him "...the extant authority on female murderers." Vincent Bugliosi (Helter Skelter) says: "Phelps is one of America's finest writers." His work has appeared all across the country and the journalistic work he does surrounding the cases he writes about has led to his becoming a popular presence on true crime shoes like Snapped. M. William Phelps is indeed first rate at what he does and the books he writes hook his readers from the first page, not to release their grip until the last word is read.
I interviewed M. William Phelps a few years ago and found him to be a warm, fascinating, and incredibly friendly personality. We've remained in touch since then, emails and so forth, and I have followed his work with zeal. Titles like Kill For Me, Death Trap, Cruel Death, and If Looks Could Kill have kept me up reading long into many a night. This man is really one of the finest in his field and I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a writer who can weave an inescapable web.