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, having written over 650 reviews as of January 2009. She says she reads "a few" crime books a year professionally (about 150) and many more for pleasure. 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.
- 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)