Cathy Scott is a fact-based crime writer and investigative journalist whose 12th work, The Crime Book, was released in 2017 by Dorling Kindersley. Best known for penning The Killing of Tupac Shakur and Murder of a Mafia Daughter, she taught journalism at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas until she left to cover the largest animal rescue in U.S. history following Hurricane Katrina, resulting in the book Pawprints of Katrina. Her ninth book, Murder of a Mafia Daughter, was awarded 2nd place in ForeWord magazine's 2013 Best True Crime Books of the Year. She contributed a chapter to TIME-LIFE Books' The Mob: Inside the Brutal World of the Mafia, released in September 2017. Her work has also appeared in New York Times Magazine, New York Post, George magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, Las Vegas Sun and Reuters. Her recent TV appearances include Dateline NBC, Vanity Fair Confidential, "First 48 with Marcia Clark," "On the Case with Paula Zahn," "Today Show" and A&E. She lives in the mountains of San Diego County with her two rescued dogs.