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DIANE GILBERT MADSEN, www.dianegilbertmadsen.com Author of the DD McGil Literati Mysteries on Robert Burns and Ernest Hemingway


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Chicago native Diane Gilbert Madsen brings a real feel for the Windy City to her DD McGil Literati Mystery series. Madsen attended the University of Chicago and earned an M.A. in 17th century English from Roosevelt University. She was Director of Economic Development for the State of Illinois and oversaw the Tourism and Illinois Film Office during the time the Blues Brothers was filmed. She also ran her own consulting busines and is listed in Who’s Who in Finance and Industry and the World Who’s Who of Women.

Fascinated by crime, history and business, her interest in writing murder mysteries was sparked when she met the suspect of a murder case that occurred near her home. The suspect was convicted then later exonerated of the crime, and the encounter caused her to rethink how people form their first impressions of murder suspects. Her Scots heritage and membership in Robert Burns, St. Andrews and Caledonian Societies contributed to writing this book.

Recently Diane and her husband Tom moved to Florida where they live at Twin Ponds, a five-acre wildlife sanctuary.  Visit her website at www.dianegilbertmadsen.com or visit Midnight Ink Books at www.midnightinkbooks.com

Birth Place
CHICAGO, IL USA
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"A Cadger's Curse" - the first in the DD McGil Literati Mystery series - November 1, 2009, Midnight Ink. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY REVIEW, 9/28/2009 Mystery A Cadger's Curse: A DD McGil Literati Mystery Diane Gilbert Madsen. Midnight Ink (www.midnightinkbooks.com), $14.95 paper (336p) ISBN 978-0-7387-1892-7 Madsen's promising debut, the first in a new cozy series set in Chicago, introduces DD McGil, a 38-year-old freelance insurance investigator and former English professor who's a whiz at breaking and entering. Two days before Christmas, a case takes DD to a computer company, HI-Data, where she stumbles on the corpse of Ken Gordon, a partner at HI-Data who happens to be the half brother of DD's late fiancé, who apparently jumped to his death from a high balcony. Since DD despised Ken, she fears the police will suspect her of murder. Meanwhile, DD's Aunt Elizabeth (aka the Scottish Dragon) arrives for the holidays with what she claims is a rare Robert Burns manuscript. Tom Joyce, DD's antiquarian bookseller friend, offers to help with research into the manuscript. Well-drawn characters and a suspenseful plot will leave readers looking forward to the next installment. (Nov.) "Hunting For Hemingway" - the second in the DD McGil Literati Mystery series - 2010, Midnight Ink.

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DIANE GILBERT MADSEN
C/O MIDNIGHT INK 2143 Wooddale Drive
Woodbury MN 55125-2989  
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