Marilyn J. Bardsley is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author and the chief executive of Crimescape®, a collection of nineteen true crime books. She is the former executive editor and founder of Time Warner’s Crime Library, the premier true crime site on the Internet for more than a decade.
Bardsley has written extensively on true crime and is an expert on serial killers. She has appeared on news programs and documentaries for the History Channel, The Learning Channel, Court TV, and Carolina Public Television. Her Crime Library feature story on the Atlanta child murders, co-authored with Rachael Bell, was required reading for the police task force investigating the Green River serial murder case. Her most popular feature articles were on Jeffrey Dahmer, Jack the Ripper, Charles Manson, the Boston Strangler, the Son of Sam, Charles Starkweather, Albert Fish, the Hillside Stranglers, Leopold and Loeb, and Ted Bundy. Ms. Bardsley wrote Crime Library online biographies of Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and J. Edgar Hoover.
Before she began her “life of crime,” Bardsley was an internet marketing executive at MCI and British Telecom North America and an advisor to executives of LG Electronics on internet investments.