A new book from horror fiction author Peter Straub is being released February 9. Dark Matter, according to its Amazon description, has at least some of its plot set in Madison, Wisconsin. Apparently, action in this new work begins in 1960s Madison when a campus guru conducts an occult ceremony and one of the participating teenagers ends up dead.
Straub was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1965 he received a degree in English (with honors) from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He has an interesting web site; check it out here. In the site's bio section it states that, while at the UW, Straub lived across the street from blues rocker Steve Miller. How cool is that!