Mikita Brottman is a widely-published nonfiction writer whose work investigates the intersection of crime and psychology. She is also a psychoanalyst and has a special interest in gothic and uncanny literature.

Brottman has a D.Phil in English Language and Literature from Oxford University. Her last three books have been true crime investigations; An Unexplained Death (Henry Holt, 2018) was shortlisted for the Golden Dagger Award by the Crime Writers' Association and adapted into an episode of Unsolved Mysteries. She is also the author of six academic books and has published articles in The American Journal of PsychoanalysisNew Literary HistoryAmerican Imago, Literature/Film Quarterly and elsewhere. Brottman also works in the Maryland prison system and in a psychiatric clinic; her podcast, Forensic Transmissions, releases public domain forensic audio. See www.MikitaBrottman.com