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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Julia Buckley  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Mystery

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Illinois Connection

Buckley grew up in an Sauk Village, Illinois - a suburb just south of Chicago. She attended Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, Illinois. Buckley currently resides in Oak Park, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Buckley majored in English, has a Masters of Arts in English studies, and taught high school english for seventeen years.She made her debut as a mystery writer with THE DARK BACKWARD, a tale inspired by MACBETH and Watergate.


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The Dark Backward
ISBN: 0738708267

Midnight Ink. 2006

Tough. Unflappable. Stubborn. Crazy? Everyone, even her husband, believes Lily Caldwell went off the deep end when her partner Danny died in a mysterious shooting that nearly killed her, too. Based on the life-changing vision she experienced while technically dead, the thirty-year-old police officer is convinced that Governor "Nob" Stevens is the killer. Kicked off the police force and separated from her husband because of her convictions, Lily is forced to investigate the governor on her own. The trail is cold until Lily's husband returns with a compelling piece of information that breathes new life into the case and their crumbling marriage.
Shocking family secrets, blind ambition, betrayal, love, and forgiveness propel these captivating characters toward a startling revelation that also brings healing.


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