Biography

Cathy Scott is a 23-year journalism veteran and true-crime author who has written 12 nonfiction books. Best known for penning the biographies of rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls and onetime drug kingpin Freeway Rick Ross, her latest books are: The Crime Book, a guide to criminology that explores the most infamous cases of all time; Murder of a Mafia Daughter, about the journalist and mob daughter alleged to have been killed by New York millionaire Robert Durst; and The Millionaire's Wife, about the death of New York businessman George Kogan in a hit-for-hire in daylight on Manhattan's upper east side. Scott's work, for which she has received more than a dozen journalism awards and national book honors, has appeared in TIME-Life books, The New York Times Magazine, George Magazine, New York Post, The Christian Science Monitor, The Associated Press, Reuters, San Diego Union-Tribune and Las Vegas Sun. Scott is a regular blogger for Psychology Today, covering forensics and evidence, and a former contributing blogger on Forbes. She taught journalism for five years at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She lives in the mountains of San Diego County and has one son, Raymond Somers, Jr.