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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Julia Buckley  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Mystery

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Buckley grew up in an Sauk Village, Illinois - a suburb just south of Chicago. She attended Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, Illinois. Buckley currently resides in Oak Park, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Buckley majored in English, has a Masters of Arts in English studies, and taught high school english for seventeen years.She made her debut as a mystery writer with THE DARK BACKWARD, a tale inspired by MACBETH and Watergate.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Madeline Mann :
ISBN: 9780738709062. OCLC Number: 104893831

Midnight Ink,. .

Reporter Madeline Mann (Madman to her brothers) is a control freak. That is, a freak about anyone trying to control her, even people like her sensible mother, handsome lover, and annoying brothers. As a journalist in her hometown of Webley, Illinois, Madeline feels she can do no less than pursue the truth; her family would tell her that shes being melodramatic and just a shade self-destructive. Whenever Madeline gets bad vibes, she takes what she calls vibe-restoring action. This usually involves poking her nose into someone elses business. When her high school friend Logan Lanford disappears, Madeline finds herself smack dab in the middle of a murder investigation involving political intrigue, love, greed, obsession, and Webleys Annual Fall Harvest Festival. Fast-paced and humorous, this is the first book in the mystery series featuring the personable and unpredictable amateur sleuth Madeline Mann.

The dark backward /
ISBN: 0738708267. OCLC Number: 64453522

Midnight Ink,. .

Grieving over the loss of her partner, Danny, in a mysterious shootout that nearly claims her own life, police officer Lily Caldwell begins to suspect that Governor "Nob" Stevens is behind the killing and, on her own, without the police department behind her, launches her own investigation into the crime.