Author Says BTK “Wanted to Test”She confesses to being a serial killer


A&E’s newest original documentary, BTK: Confession of a Serial KillerPremiering Jan. 8, “The Bone-chilling Story of American Serial Killers” is the premiere film Dennis RaderHe was known as BTK, his nickname for himself. “bind, torture, kill.”

E! In an exclusive clip from E! Katherine Ramsland—who wrote the 2016 book Confessions of Serial Killers: The Untold Story Of Dennis Rader (the BTK Killer)— shares her puzzling correspondence with the murderer. They have been in touch for more than a decade, as he is serving 10 consecutive life sentences at El Dorado Correctional Facility in Kansas. “My initial communications with Dennis Rader were kind of interesting,” Ramsland, who holds multiple degrees, including in forensic psychology, explains. “He liked the fact that I came in with credentials because it meant he was being taken seriously.”

“But at the same time, he wanted to test me.”She continues. “He said he wanted me to solve some codes, and he liked working with codes. He began to send me cutout pages from magazines and newspapers where he would circle things and he’d make odd comments.”