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Julia Buckley

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: 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.

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Mystery

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Julia Buckley on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Madeline Mann :
ISBN: 9780738709062 OCLC: 104893831

Midnight Ink, Woodbury, Minn. : ©2007.

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: 64453522

Midnight Ink, Woodbury, Minn. : 2006.

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.