In this riveting collection of true crime stories from the files of award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author of 32 books M. William Phelps, someone tries to pin a gruesome murder on a horse, infamous serial killer Son of Sam shows us his true evil nature in a series of lost letters this psychopath never wanted you to see, and Sesame Street's Big Bird comes home to find a dead woman on his estate. These join several other tales only a master storyteller like Phelps can bring to life for listeners.
The six stories in this collection have been published in various print and digital places but have never been brought together in one terrifying, mysterious listen. Phelps updates each case and puts his journalistic skills to the test in ways listeners will find all at once fascinating and horrifying.
One story involves a young man who believes he's figured out the perfect way to commit a murder after binge-watching Forensic Files. In this opening tale, a Massachusetts man is stalked by a hired killer because of the information he holds in the case of insurance scam gone bad, resulting in savage murder. Next up is the story of a restaurant owner and her husband, enjoying a calm, peaceful life in the Berkshires, with all the charm and tranquility New England has to offer, until a bloody trail inside a barn leads to a gruesome discovery and a family's deepest, darkest secrets are exposed.
Phelps also takes listeners behind the scenes of his hit Investigation Discovery series Dark Minds, revealing his investigative secrets with an intimate look at those serial killer cold cases that still haunt him today.