About the Author...
Katherine Ramsland has played chess with serial killers, dug up the dead, worked with profilers, and camped out in haunted crime scenes. As a professor of forensic psychology and an investigative consultant (like her main character, Annie Hunter), she’s always vigilant for unique angles and intriguing characters. She spent five years working with “BTK” serial killer Dennis Rader to write his autobiography, Confession of a Serial Killer, and has been featured as an expert in over 200 true crime documentaries. The author of 69 books, she’s been a forensic consultant for CSI, Bones and The Alienist, an executive producer on Murder House Flip and A&E’s Confession of a Serial Killer, and a commentator on 48 Hours, 20/20, The Today Show, Dr. Oz, Nightline, Larry King Live, Nancy Grace and other shows. She blogs regularly for Psychology Today and once wrote extensively for CourtTV’s Crime Library. She’s become the go-to expert for the most extreme, deviant and bizarre forms of criminal behavior, which offers great background for her Nut Cracker Investigations series.
About the Book...
The Nut Cracker Investigations
I Scream Man (2022)
In the Damage Path (2023)
News and Reviews...
I Scream Man
A thoroughly entertaining and captivating read. I Scream Man has all the elements of a great mystery and crime drama, with some paranormal phenomena and a threatening natural disaster adding to the intrigue. As a retired Internal Affairs Investigator and now Private Investigator, I found the storyline and the characters compelling, and relatable. As often happens, what on the surface seems like a simple case is found to be entangled in realms others don’t want you looking into. Knowing who you can trust, and who can provide legitimate information, is key, and Annie Hunter possesses that asset. She has assembled a team I would love to work with or share a glass of wine. I look forward to reading more of The Nut Crackers’ adventures.
--Susan Lysek, private investigator
Missing children get under Annie Hunter’s skin. A brilliant forensic psychologist, she is familiar with the secrets and shadows that hide inside the mind, but her search for the disappeared sets her on a propulsive, suspenseful ride through a world more dangerous and mysterious than she expected, especially when it gets personal. Gritty crimes, paranormal explorations, spine-tingling adventures—this twisty thriller grabs hold of the reader and never lets go. I Scream Man is the start of an outstanding series featuring Annie and her colorful team of investigators, and I’m anxiously awaiting the next installment.
--Ruth Knafo Setton, award-winning author of The Road to Fez
Forensic psychologist Annie Hunter leads her team of crackerjack but quirky investigators through an exceptionally convoluted and precarious case involving missing children, the paranormal, and unfinished business that begs for resolution. Author Katherine Ramsland, a renowned expert on forensic psychology, skillfully uses her extraordinary insight into the human mind, and a razor-sharp knowledge of crime-solving forensics to bring to life I Scream Man, a cleverly plotted thriller.
--Lee Lofland, Author of Police Procedure and Investigation, a Guide for Writers and founder of the annual Writers’ Police Academy
As Katherine Ramsland leads us down a murderous path that keeps getting darker and more complex, there are many twists and surprises. She uses her unique real-world expertise and experiences to craft intriguing characters and a story that will keep you turning pages well past bedtime. And the thrill ride to the end is one you'll not soon forget.
~Shamus Award-nominated J.D. Allen, author of the Sin City investigation series
In the Damage Path
"No one understands the criminal mind like Katherine Ramsland, and In the Damage Path, starring her determined and brilliant Annie Hunter, is another winner. Sinister, captivating, and propulsive—I could not turn the pages fast enough! Not for the faint of heart, but Ramsland, a talented storyteller, does not flinch at reality—and the authenticity of this gripping novel will haunt you long after its final pages. Ramsland is a force of nature—passionate, brave, and relentless. True crime fans will be riveted, and no reader will ever look at the psychology of crime and the science of investigation in the same way. Do not miss this!" — Hank Phillippi Ryan USA Today Bestselling Author
“Ramsland wastes no time capturing the reader’s attention and taking us on a complex investigative journey. Annie Hunter and her team deploy unique and creative methods to find the bad guys—not only is this series a great read but you will also learn some cutting edge investigative techniques along the way.” — Joe Pochron, Retired law enforcement, Digital Forensic & Insider Threat Lead—Big 4 consulting firm
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