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Diane Gilbert Madsen

Born: in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

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

Biography: 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.

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

Primary Literary Genre(s): Mystery

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Selected Titles

  A cadger's curse :
ISBN: 0738718920 OCLC: 318428944

Midnight Ink, Woodbury, Minn. : 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.

  A cadger's curse :
ISBN: 9781408478073 OCLC: 455871702

Thorndike Press, Waterville, Me. : 2010.

Who could have guessed that running employee background checks at the Hi-Data Corporation would make freelance insurance investigator D.D. McGil the target of a ruthless killer? For D.D. a thirty-something former English professor whose fiancé died two years ago the routine job should have been a welcome distraction. Is it possible that her eccentric Aunt Elizabeth's newfound Robert Burns relic - worth millions if authenticated - is somehow connected?

  Hunting for Hemingway
ISBN: 9781408493472 OCLC: 743473094

Chivers, Bath : 2011.

  The Conan Doyle notes :
ISBN: 9781780926186 OCLC: 880672470

Former academic-turned-insurance-investigator DD McGil is being stalked while working on a routine fraud case. When her bookseller friend, Tom Joyce, tells her he's found a diary in a Chicago estate book collection, she's intrigued -- until someone steals the diary and tries to murder Tom. The missing diary reveals that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, left valuable handwritten notes during his 1894 visit to Chicago -- notes which contain vital information on the Jack the Ripper murders. In their quest to find the missing diary and notes, DD and Tom find themselves targets in someone's deadly game where a clue to an old murder points the way to a literary find that could rewrite history. DId Doyle really know the identity of Jack the Ripper? Their efforts are thwarted when sinister interests threaten to destroy not only the Doyle notes but their own lives as well. -- Jacket flap.