Marilyn J. Bardsley’s Eliot Ness: The Man behind the Myth cited in Senator’s bid to honor the famously honest G-Man.
On February 3, 2014, The Sandusky Register cited Marilyn J. Bardsley’s Crime Library biography of Eliot Ness as part of Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown’s bid to honor Ness by naming the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms building in Washington, D.C., the “Eliot Ness ATF Building.”
Most people don’t know that after wrecking Al Capone’s breweries in Chicago, Eliot Ness spent much of his law enforcement career in Cleveland, Ohio as the head of the police and fire departments, cleaning up and modernizing the corrupt Cleveland police force. Eliot Ness’ crusades against crime inspired two television series and a movie starring Kevin Costner as Eliot Ness.
As the founder and former executive editor of Court TV’s (now truTV) Crime Library, Bardsley wrote an online biography of Al Capone and the detailed account of Eliot Ness’ toughest case, the hunt for the unique serial killer known as “The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run.”
Bardsley is now the editor of Crimescape and author of the Wall St. Journal bestselling book, After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
Crimescape is a RosettaBooks collection of compelling short nonfiction crime books by the best true crime authors in the business, many of whom have seen their books made into major motion pictures. Taking readers into the dark heart of the criminal mind and the tense hunt to bring perpetrators to justice, Crimescape authors stand apart from other true crime writers because they are selected for their experience in crime investigation, whether as police detectives, investigative reporters, forensics professionals or criminal psychologists. Riveting storytellers, our Crimescape short nonfiction writers give readers all the information they need to understand relevant clues and the interwoven influences in each criminal case.
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