Welcome to Kansas, Notorious USA. This time, you’ll have no better guide around the dark and deadly of the Great Plains than Katherine Ramsland, one of America’s most legendary true crime authors and researchers. Dr. Ramsland is a Wall Street Journal best-selling author who has turned her attention to the Sunflower State with an unflinching eye as she takes on some famous cases (the Clutter family murders - of course!) and some that are less well known. With each story, she gives listeners a look deep into the heart of darkness, Kansas-style.
Dr. Ramsland teaches forensic psychology at DeSales University in Pennsylvania. She has published over 1,000 articles, stories, blogs, and reviews, and 62 books, including The Psychology of Death Investigation, Confession of a Serial Killer: The Untold Story of Dennis Rader, The Mind of a Murderer: Privileged Access to the Demons That Drive Extreme Violence, The Forensic Science of CSI, Inside the Minds of Serial Killers, The Human Predator: A Historical Chronicle of Serial Murder and Forensic Investigation, The Ivy League Killer, The Murder Game, The Forensic Psychology of Criminal Minds, Beating the Devil's Game: A History of Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation, Inside the Minds of Healthcare Serial Killers, Inside the Minds of Sexual Predators, The Sex Beast, The Devil’s Dozen, The CSI Effect, Inside the Minds of Mass Murderers, and The Criminal Mind: A Writers' Guide to Forensic Psychology.
Additionally, she has written books on the vampire subculture, including The Science of Vampires, The Vampire Companion, The Heat Seekers, The Anne Rice Reader, and Undercover with Vampires in America Today. She wrote biographies of Anne Rice and Dean Koontz, along with two books about writing, and has been translated into 12 languages. She even has a quesadilla cookbook!
Her background in forensic studies positioned her to assist former FBI profiler John Douglas on The Cases That Haunt Us and to co-write a book with former FBI profiler Gregg McCrary, The Unknown Darkness. She also co-wrote The Real Life of a Forensic Scientist with Henry C. Lee and A Voice for the Dead with James E. Starrs (for which she served on an exhumation team). Her book, Psychopath, was a number one best seller on the Wall Street Journal's list.