Marilyn Stasio

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Marilyn Stasio is a New York City area author, writer and literary critic. She has been the "Crime Columnist" for The New York Times Book Review since about 1988,[1] having written over 650 reviews as of January 2009.[2] She says she reads "a few" crime books a year professionally (about 150) and many more for pleasure.[1] She also writes for Variety, The New York Post, New York magazine and others. She has served as a dramaturg at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center.[3]


  • Showtune: A Memoir (1996; with Jerry Herman)
  • Sweet Revenge: 10 Plays of Bloody Murder (1992; with Marvin Kaye)
  • Broadway's Beautiful Losers: The Strange History of Five Neglected Plays (1972)


  1. ^ a b "Up Front: Marilyn Stasio", New York Times Book Review, January 29, 2009
  2. ^ *Book Reviews, by Marilyn Stasio at the New York Times.
  3. ^ Napoleon, Davi (June 3, 2010). "At the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's Critics Institute 5Q4 Dan Sullivan". The Faster Times. Archived from the original on June 7, 2010. Retrieved June 4, 2010.

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