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Case, Dave 1961-

CASE, Dave 1961-


Born 1961, in Evansville, IN; married; children: two sons, one daughter. Education: Attended Normandale Community College; University of Minnesota, received degree; St. Xavier University, received degree; graduate of the Chicago Police Academy and St. Paul Police Academy.


Home—Chicago, IL. E-mail[email protected]


Chicago Police Department, Chicago, IL, c. 1987-93, c. 1994—, from police officer to sergeant, worked in several departments, including Special Operations Section, the Hostage Barricade Terrorist Team, and the Summer Mobile Patrol, 2001, currently with the Education and Training Division of the Police Academy; St. Paul Police Department, St. Paul, MN, police officer, c. 1993-94.


Has received decorations for his police work.


Out of Cabrini: A Macbeth Novel, Five Star (Waterville, ME), 2006.


An experienced, decorated police officer with the Chicago Police Department, Dave Case draws on his knowledge of police work for his debut crime book, Out of Cabrini: A Macbeth Novel. This book reads "like talking to a cop who's in the mood to share stories," reported Connie Fletcher in a Booklist review. The protagonist, Stacey Macbeth, is a cop in Chicago just like the author. The novel involves a case in which a gang of drug dealers is searching for a car hiding a fortune in cocaine. The Lexus was supposed to go to gang member Lonnie Huggins, but when Huggins finds himself back in prison after beating up his girlfriend and violating his parole by carrying a gun, the car is sold at auction to a businessman. Now Huggins wants revenge and the drugs, and it is up to Macbeth and his partner to stop him and his fellow gang members. Several critics, such as one Kirkus Reviews contributor, characterized Out of Cabrini as a "grim and gritty procedural" full of action and violence that will appeal to fans of the genre. As Harriet Klausner phrased it on her book review Web site: "Fans of wild police procedurals will want to ride along with the Cabrini Tactical Force." "Out of Cabrini," concluded David J. Montgomery in the Chicago Sun-Times, "is most impressive for its realistic depiction of cops on the job and its exploration of inner-city crime."



Booklist, March 1, 2006, Connie Fletcher, review of Out of Cabrini: A Macbeth Novel, p. 71.

Chicago Sun-Times, March 12, 2006, David J. Montgomery, "Much Mysterious Gold Mined on Our Mean Streets," review of Out of Cabrini.

Kirkus Reviews, February 15, 2006, review of Out of Cabrini, p. 162.

Library Journal, April 1, 2006, Jo Ann Vicarel, review of Out of Cabrini, p. 68.


Dave Case Home Page, (September 22, 2006).

Harriet Klausner Web site, (September 22, 2006), Harriet Klausner, review of Out of Cabrini.

Reviewing the Evidence, (May 1, 2006), P.J. Coldren, review of Out of Cabrini. *

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