by Diane Gilbert Madsen
Although insurance investigator DD McGil has always had her choice of lovers, shes been spectacularly unlucky in love. Now one of DD’s former flames, Hemingway expert David Barnes, claims to have recovered the legendary stories and poems that Hemingway’s first wife lost while on a train to Switzerland in 1922. Barnes plans to auction them off for millions, but controversy rages. Are they truly the lost Hemingway works or are they forgeries? Found? Or stolen? DD?s quest to prove the manuscripts genuine puts her on the trail of a killer. The hunter quickly becomes the hunted when someone tries to stop her dead.
One Reviewer Notes
“This was such a fun read. I really was intrigued by the legendary story of Hemingway and his lost manuscripts. Why haven’t they turned up in some 90 years? This is a great premise for Madsen’s mystery. I enjoyed the character DD McGil and look forward to more books in this series. A good, believable plot and character development was spot on. Definitely a cozy mystery to take to your favorite chair, with a warm cup of coffee on a raining night.” – Amazon Reviewer, 5 Stars
About The Author
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 Offices 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.
“A Cadger’s Curse,” is the first in the DD McGil Literati Mystery series, published by Midnight Ink. The second in the series, “Hunting for Hemingway” will be out in September 2010.
Diane, her husband Tom, and their two Japanese Chin dogs, Sugar & Spice, now live in Florida at Twin Ponds, a five-acre wildlife sanctuary.