Julia Buckley
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Chicago Area
About Me:
I am a mystery writer and reader; my second mystery novel, MADELINE MANN, received fine reviews from my peers, Kirkus, and Library Journal, and my first, THE DARK BACKWARD, is in bookstores now.
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Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
Mary Stewart, Ross MacDonald, P.D. James, Ruth Rendell, Sparkle Hayter, Jill McGown, Jonathan Gash, Velda Johnston, Raymond Chandler, Dorothy Sayers, Martha Grimes, Janet Evanovich, Robert B. Parker, etc.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Arrested Development, The Office, 30 Rock, Fawlty Towers, Jeeves and Wooster, Scrubs, Prime Suspect, more.

Waiting for Guffman, Memento, Gone with The Wind, The Bourne Identity (1 and 2), Pirates of the Caribbean, Napoleon Dynamite, A Night at the Opera, Indiana Jones, Milo and Otis, The Sound of Music, more.

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Crime Writer John Harvey on Missing Children, Western Movies and Rhythmic Prose

John Harvey's new mystery novel FAR CRY comes out in June; it is his 100th book.…


Posted on February 24, 2010 at 9:36am — 2 Comments

Remembering Marjorie

My husband's mother, Marjorie, would have been 76 today. I have been thinking of her all day--about what a nice person she was, how devoted she was to her husband and her children, how she fell head over heels for her grandchildren, and how, as fate would have it, their babyhood was the last blessing of her life.

This picture was taken about eleven years… Continue

Posted on July 13, 2009 at 7:27am

Some Great Bedtime Reading

Some kind soul at Houghton Mifflin sent me a copy of THE CROSSING PLACES by Elly Griffiths. This was such a compelling read that I stayed up late for three nights trying to squeeze in more chapters . . . and that's my favorite kind of book. The amateur sleuth here is English archeologist Ruth Galloway, an almost-forty, likable loner who lives in a small house on the Saltmarsh, a remote area of England where Ruth is not unlikely to find the occasional… Continue

Posted on June 18, 2009 at 2:00pm

STATE OF PLAY is a Great Suspense Flick

I saw STATE OF PLAY today and thought it was a great film: a fascinating combination of ideas and a wonderful homage to the great ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN--evident in everything from Russell Crowe's 70s hairstyle to the scenes shot in a parking garage and outside the Watergate Hotel.

The film takes on the worlds of old and new journalism: Crowe… Continue

Posted on May 4, 2009 at 11:57am — 3 Comments

Swine Flu and The Mystery of Panic

It is necessary, of course, for the Board of Health to notify people when a contagious disease has manifested itself in one's country, state or city; Swine flu has emerged with the suddenness that illness often uses to ambush the seemingly strong public immune system. People are healthy and then, in an instant, some of them are not.

So I understand… Continue

Posted on April 28, 2009 at 7:55am — 2 Comments

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At 10:21am on July 12, 2010, Copper Smith said…
Check out 'Inseparable' at A Twist of Noir!
At 7:22pm on March 26, 2010, Karen Tyrrell said…
Hi Julia,
Nice to meet you. I love humorous mysteries. Just finished Sharp Shooter by Aussie writer Marianne Delacourt. Loved it.
My crime faction book, Sayonara is 30% memoir. A few years ago our Japanese student disappeared. Cheers, Karen http://www.karentyrrell.com
At 5:39am on March 22, 2010, Karen Tyrrell said…
Hi Julia,
Thanks for adding me. Nice to meet you. What type of crime do you write?
Cheers, Karen :))
At 1:53pm on May 19, 2008, Doug M. Cummings said…
I was so pleased to meet you! Hope all is well...Julie told us why you had to leave. Those pesky kids!
At 4:08am on May 19, 2008, Julia Buckley said…
That should be everybody's slogan. Well, I'll be looking for you--try to pose exactly like your picture so I know who you are. :)
At 1:39pm on May 18, 2008, Doug M. Cummings said…
I intend to be. I may be late, too. Church before murder y'know...
At 12:00pm on May 18, 2008, Doug M. Cummings said…
Will you be attending the meeting tomorrow?
At 9:48am on May 12, 2008, Doug M. Cummings said…
If you're free Tuesday night, please come join us at a crime scene! Crime Scene at the Library in Lincolnshire to be specific. Info on the events page...
At 9:00am on May 10, 2008, Doug M. Cummings said…
Hi Julia,
As shameless a question as it is, how does one go about being invited to guestblog on Mysterious Musings?
At 8:43pm on April 29, 2008, Alison Bruce said…
Hi Julia,

Thanks for the invite, I've been away from CrimeSpace for a couple of days and it's always nice to get back and find a new friend! Good luck with everything you're doing, Alison x

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