Born in Brazil of Italian origin, Chris Carter studied psychology and criminal behaviour at the University of Michigan.
As a member of the Michigan State District Attorney's Criminal Psychology team, he interviewed and studied many criminals, including serial and multiple homicide offenders with life imprisonment convictions.
Having departed for Los Angeles in the early 1990s, Chris spent ten years as a guitarist for numerous Glam Rock bands before leaving the music business to write full-time. His Robert Hunter series have gone on to be Sunday Times bestsellers.
He now lives in London.