Crime expert, lecturer, journalist and “the nation’s leading authority on the mind of the female murderer,” M. William Phelps is the author of 12 books. He has appeared on Court TV, The Discovery Channel, Fox News Channel, CN8, ABC’s “Good Morning America,” The Learning Channel, Biography Channel, History Channel, Montel Williams, Oxygen, Geraldo At Large, USA Radio Network, ABC News Radio and Radio America He’s written for the Providence Journal, Hartford Courant, the New London Day, and been profiled in such noted publications as Writer's Digest, NY Daily News, Newsday, Albany Times-Union, Hartford Courant, Advance for Nurses magazine, Forensic Nursing. Phelps has also consulted for the Showtime cable television series “Dexter.”
Phelps is currently writing a book about Amy Archer-Gilligan, Joseph Kesselring's inspiration for the smash Broadway hit Arsenic and Old Lace, which later became a Hollywood film. "What's interesting about Amy Archer, beyond her method of murder, is that she was, in my opinion, responsible for inventing and developing what we know today as elderly home care by opening the first private sector nursing home (as a business venture) in the early 1900s. This is the story of how that concept came to be-and, more important, how Amy Archer murdered perhaps two dozen men and women who sought refuge from old age in her home."
Phelps books include Nathan Hale, Failures of the Presidents, Perfect Poison, Lethal Guardian, Every Move You Make, Sleep In Heavenly Peace, Murder in the Heartland, Because You Loved Me, If Looks Could Kill, I’ll Be Watching You, Cruel Death (2009) and Deadly Secrets (2009).