WorldCat Identities

Charles, J.

Works: 14 works in 76 publications in 1 language and 1,637 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Biography  Christmas stories  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: HV6534.N88, 364.1523092
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Most widely held works by J Charles
If looks could kill by M. William Phelps ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Big and brash, Jeff Zack didn't hide his rough lifestyle. And when he died, it was in plain sight: executed in the parking lot of a BJ's Wholesale Club in Akron, Ohio, by a motorcycle-riding assassin dressed in black. Jeff Zack's murder stunned investigators -- but then, so did his life. A long list of people might have had reasons to want Zack dead, including the loyal wife he had humiliated and the wealthy nightclub owner whose wife -- a blond, hard-bodied beauty queen -- he openly dated. But the truth would get even stranger ... In this shocking true story of adultery, mind games, lies, wealth and sexual liaisons in upscale Middle America, true-crime master M. William Phelps tells the astounding story of a man who loved the wrong woman -- and was brutally murdered by a killer with the deadliest possible motive of all
Because you loved me by M. William Phelps ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A life taken: Jeanne Dominico's fianceĢ found her body on her kitchen floor. More than forty stab wounds and blows to her head with a blunt instrument had cut her life short. What monster had struck in the heart of a peaceful New England town? A trust betrayed: Jeanne was a hard-working single mother. Nicole, her fourteen-year-old daughter was on the honor-roll and head over heels in love -- with an eighteen-year-old man she'd known only through the Internet. Once the lovers met in person, Jeanne's motherly instincts sensed trouble. If only she'd known that the life in danger was her own. In the name of love: with a history of psychological trouble and family misfortune, Billy Sullivan's obsessive and controlling power over Nicole contributed to the brutal slaying of her mother. But it was Nicole's stunning confession and guilty plea that led to Billy's sensational trial, where a sordid tale of love, loss, betrayal and murder finally took a cold-blooded killer offline -- and on line for justice
Perfect poison [a female serial killer's deadly medicine] by M. William Phelps ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Serial killer on Ward C: In Northampton, Massachusetts, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Kristen Gilbert was known as a hardworking, dedicated nurse -- so why were her patients dying? So many emergencies and sudden deaths occurred while Kristen made her rounds on Ward C that her colleagues jokingly called her the "Angel of Death." Yet most people didn't suspect the horrifying truth behind the nickname: that Gilbert's polished facade concealed a scheming, manipulative liar and homicidal, narcissistic sociopath. Lethal cure: From August 1995 through February 1996, Gilbert dealt out wholesale death. Her victims were helpless patients who trusted her as a caregiver, only to learn too late that she was a killer, her weapon a drug capable of causing fatal heart attacks. But she got away with murder until three of her fellow nurses could no longer ignore the proliferation of deadly "coincidences" on Gilbert's watch. Investigators believe Kristen Gilbert may have been responsible for as many as 40 deaths
Murder in the heartland by M. William Phelps ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a cold December day in 2004, mother-to-be Bobbie Jo Stinnett is found by her mother, near death and without her baby. In a nearby town, Lisa Montgomery is introducing her newborn baby to family and friends. Phelps tells the horrifying story of what exactly happened in these two rural American towns
Christmas classics stories for the whole family ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Listen to a collection of classic stories by the world's most beloved writers
Lethal guardian by M. William Phelps ( )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Family feud. A real estate lawyer in Connecticut's moneyed seaside communities, Beth Ann Carpenter, 30, had beauty, brains, and success. But she wanted more -- namely guardianship of her two-year-old niece, Rebecca, daughter of Beth's estranged sister, Kim. When Kim married Anson "Buzz" Clinton, 28, a former male exotic dancer deemed an unsuitable guardian by the Carpenter family, Beth Ann became obsessed with the idea that only his death could ensure that she and her parents would get custody of the child. On March 10, 1994, along a lonely stretch of road, Clinton was shot five times. His body was discovered by passing motorists. Misfit murderers. Behind Clinton's death lay a bizarre murder-for-hire conspiracy that found privileged professionals and local misfits joined in a cold-blooded plot against an innocent man. This homicidal group included attorney Haiman Clein, 52. A husband, father, and successful businessman, Clein was Beth Ann Carpenter's boss -- and also her sexually-obsessed, cocaine-snorting, murderously obedient lover. The paid killers were two buddies, organizer Joe Fremut and triggerman Mark Despres, who brought his 15-year-old son Christopher along for the hit. The aftermath of this brutal crime would set investigators and prosecutors on a long and twisted path strewn with lies, treachery, and deceit that would cross the Atlantic Ocean before finally bringing justice home
Cruel death by M. William Phelps ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Erika Swift was once an honors student and a high-school basketball star. Then she married Navy SEAL Benjamin Sifrit. Some say she was abused by "B.J." Others say she pulled his strings. But by the time they reached Ocean City, MD, Erika was packing a gun as they embarked on a lurid murder spree
Deadly secrets by M. William Phelps ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Susan Fassett left her church choir practice when a killer emerged and mercilessly gunned her down. Stunned, the police suspected Fassett's husband, but they couldn't have been more wrong. Fassett had been living a secret life, lost in a world of dominance, lesbian sex, betrayal--and a depraved plan for murder. After detectives untangled a web of secrets and corruption hidden in plain sight, the town of Pleasant Valley would be rocked again when a shocking trial exposed the whole sordid truth
I'll be watching you by M. William Phelps ( )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In September 2001, Carmen Rodriguez, a beautiful 32-year-old Hartford mother of four, went missing. At first police were stymied ... until a killer's crucial mistake led investigators down a long, dark road of cold, calculated murder. "Phelps is a first-rate investigator."--Dr. Michael M. Baden. In 1987, single mother Mary Ellen Renard was strangled, repeatedly stabbed, and left for dead in her New Jersey apartment. Her vicious assailant had already killed once ... and would kill again. But unlike the fiend's other victims, Mary Ellen lived to tell the tale ... "Phelps gives readers an exclusive, insider's look."--Anne Bremner. Clean-cut, popular and on the fast track at a multinational computer firm, Rutgers grad Edwin "Ned" Snelgrove shocked friends and colleagues with a plea bargain for Renard's brutal attack -- and the heinous 1983 murder of college girlfriend Karen Osmun. Vowing never to be caught again, Ned spent his time in prison obsessively studying the violent career of his idol Ted Bundy ... then was released ten years early for good behavior
Sleep in heavenly peace by M. William Phelps ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Author M. William Phelps describes the horrifically true story about Dianne Odell, who was convicted in 2004 for killing three of her newborns in the early 1980s. She was found guilty after police had found the remains in a storage unit in Arizona during 2003
Every move you make by M. William Phelps ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gary C. Evans, 35, a master of disguise and career criminal who had befriended David 'Son of Sam' Berkowitz, and Police Investigator James Horton would spend more than thirteen years playing a game of cat-and-mouse: a battle of wits that would culminate in the most shocking death of all...and the most surprising conclusion to any true crime story in history
The killing kind by M. William Phelps ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawing from interviews and correspondence with the serial killer himself, focuses on Danny Hembree, a trusted member of a tight-knit community in a North and South Carolina border town who brutally murdered two teenage girls
Obsessed by M. William Phelps ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sheila Davalloo was young, attractive, and successful. When she started a new job at a cutting-edge research lab in Stamford, Connecticut, she met the man of her dreams. Nelson Sessler had no idea how violently Sheila would react when he began seeing a co-worker, Anna Lisa Raymundo. Sheila eliminated her rival in a bloody knife attack, and then turned her rage on another victim she saw as an obstacle to her passions
Bad girls by M. William Phelps ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The crime stunned quiet Mineral Wells, Texas: 49-year-old Bob Dow shot execution-style in his own bed, his invalid mother locked in the next room, and a cache of homemade porn starring the town's underage girls. The two accused killers, teen lovers Bobbi Jo Smith and Jennifer Jones, were on the run, intent on going out in a cross-country blaze of glory
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