Julia Buckley

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Julia Buckley is a Chicago-area writer. Her first mystery, THE DARK BACKWARD, was published in 2006; since then she has published the Madeline Mann mysteries and the first in the Teddy Thurber series on Kindle.

She writes two series for Berkley Prime Crime, with debut titles THE BIG CHILI and A DARK AND STORMY MURDER

Buckley is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and the Chicago Writers Association. She blogs about writing and mysteries at Mysterious Musings, where she has interviewed almost 200 other mystery writers about their work.

She teaches high school English and enjoys reading, playing Words With Friends on Facebook, and spending time with her husband and two sons, along with their menagerie of animals.

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Julia Buckley Lizz, thank you for your feedback on Covered Dish. I really love Lilah, Jay and Mick and would love to keep writing their story. I don't have a fourth…moreLizz, thank you for your feedback on Covered Dish. I really love Lilah, Jay and Mick and would love to keep writing their story. I don't have a fourth book completed, but will let you know if I end up publishing anything new. You can sign up for newsletters on my website to be sure you're included in all new publication announcements.

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Julia Buckley I'm so sorry, Lizz--I only just saw this question!

I'm glad you like the Writer's Apprentice series. I enjoy writing it and just completed number four.…more
I'm so sorry, Lizz--I only just saw this question!

I'm glad you like the Writer's Apprentice series. I enjoy writing it and just completed number four.

The Covered Dish mystery series was not renewed by Berkley, so if I do write a fourth book I would have to find other avenues for publication. I'll try to keep readers updated on my website and on Facebook.

The good news is that I am currently in talks to start a new series with a similar tone to the Covered Dish books--more on that soon!(less)
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A ME TOO Fiction Anthology

I'm proud to have a story in Liz Zelvin's upcoming anthology, ME TOO SHORT STORIES: An Anthology. The volume has gotten some great early press. You can click the link to check out the various authors in the book.

My story is called "Subterfuge," and it focuses on an eighteen-year-old girl in a dead-end town.


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This was a gift from a friend; I had never read Tracy K. Smith before. I greatly enjoyed her poems. Profound, philosophical, sad, but hopeful too in places.
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This was the best book I've read this summer. Beautifully written; a study of human judgment and the destructive power of shame. The two little girls, Grace and Tilly, are some of the sweetest I've encountered in fiction, and their search for God (af ...more
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A very stylish twist on the espionage tale, and a well written one. My first book by Steinhauer, but it' won't be my last.
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Terrific book--atmospheric and compelling. Part mystery but all fantasy, and a bit of romance as well.
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Well written stories that explore our obsession with love via the Internet. Clever, sometimes funny, often sad.
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I loved this book. I started it at eleven in the evening, read until four in the morning, and then got up at 9 to finish it.

Maddie Dawson absolutely knows how to keep people turning the pages, and Blix is a fantastic, wonderful character.
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“Her mother had always quoted an expression which, loosely translated, meant "Danger wears a cloak of silence." And it was true that she did not hear danger approaching." From (fictitious book) Death on the Danube.”
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