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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Diane Gilbert Madsen  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Mystery

Born: in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Madsen was born and raised in Chicago. She graduated from the University of Chicago and received her Masters from Roosevelt University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Madsen has worked in government and had a number of jobs ranging from Deputy Village Clerk for a town of 60,000, to Director of Economic Development for the State of Illinois. She has also had her own consulting business, advising a variety of organizations on economic development activities and fund raising. After selling her business, Diane and her husband moved to Florida.

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Titles At Your Library

A Cadger's Curse (A DD McGil Literati Mystery)
ISBN: 0738718920

Midnight Ink. 2009

Who’d have guessed that running employee background checks at the HI-Data Corporation would make DD McGil the target of a ruthless killer?

For DD, a thirty-something English professor turned investigator, the routine job should have been a welcome distraction from her fiancé’s death and her eccentric Aunt Elizabeth’s quest to authenticate an unlikely literary treasure―a Robert Burns text worth millions if proven genuine.

Relying on her own moxie (bolstered by the occasional shot of Glenlivet), her sexy lover, and the fact-finding acumen of her antiquarian bookseller friend, DD races to find out who’s behind the high-tech treachery at HI-Data before it’s too late.


New York Festival of Books 2010, ''Hunting for Hemingway''

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