KATHERINE RAMSLAND is director of the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Program at DeSales University in Pennsylvania. She writes a regular blog for Psychology Today and has published fifty-nine books including The Mind of a Murderer and Psychopath.
"Confession of a Serial Killer stands out as the first [book] that
takes the form of a collaboration with the serial killer. Unlike
many crime books, it does not merely speculate about a predator's
deranged thoughts and schemes but rather plunges the reader into
them, revealing in remarkable detail how a well-known serial killer
at the end of his life sees himself."--Rachel Shteir "The New York
"Ramsland says her purpose [in writing the book] was to give criminologists, forensic psychologists and others some first-hand insights into a serial killer's mind, by relating the stories he tells, and how he tells them."--Rachel Shteir "Wichita Eagle"
For readers interested in the workings of the mind, psychology, true crime, and criminal justice, this is a unique work, in which the author is a conduit to the thinking process, rather than the descriptor of events."--Rachel Shteir "Library Journal"
"In Confession of a Serial Killer, Dr. Katherine Ramsland got Dennis Rader to reveal the dark fantasies that led him to murder."--Rachel Shteir "Rolling Stone"