Hunting for Hemingway (A DD McGil Literati Mystery)
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Although insurance investigator DD McGil has always had her choice of lovers, she’s been unlucky in love. Now one of DD’s former flames, Hemingway expert David Barnes, claims to have recovered the stories and poems that were lost in 1922.
HEMINGWAY, A TYPEWRITER AND SOME STOLEN MANUSCRIPTS (chicagowrites.org)
“Crime follows DD McGil almost as closely as eligible bachelors do. DD’s dry wit and internal monologue go far… Another fast read with quirky characters and due reverence for the Second City.” —Kirkus Reviews
“The story is sexy and fun, a combination of not-too-gritty, hard-boiled detective novel and cozy mystery infused with neat little bits of Hemingway lore.” —Booklist
“DD McGil (A Cadger’s Curse) is up to her eyes in trouble when an ex-boyfriend, who is about to auction off Ernest Hemingway manuscripts lost in 1922, is murdered—and DD is the prime suspect. VERDICT: Chick lit meets the English Department of a Chicago community college with humorous results. Breezy and fast paced, this will appeal to fans of chick lit cozies and mysteries set in academia.” – Library Journal
“Madsen includes local Chicago points of interest, technical details on crime scene investigation and copyright law, exciting chase scenes, and a cinematic climax.” – Mystery Scene Magazine