The barren beauty of an impoverished rural West Virginia mountain town is the setting for Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Julia Keller’s Bell Elkins novels, featuring a prosecutor determined to see justice prevail in a dying community in this haunting mystery series.
“Bell Elkins is one of the most fully realized characters in fiction today. I just turned the last page on this one and I want more.”–New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly on Bitter River
Bell Elkins Novels
St. Martin's Press
In her powerful, intricate Bell Elkins series, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Julia Keller weaves haunting mysteries against the stark beauty and extreme poverty of a small West Virginia mountain...
Julia Keller, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and former cultural critic at the Chicago Tribune, is the author of many books for adults and young readers, including A Killing in the Hills, the first book in the Bell Elkins series and winner of the Barry Award for Best First Novel (2013); Back Home; and The Dark Intercept. Keller has a Ph.D. in English literature from Ohio State and was awarded Harvard University’s Nieman Fellowship. She was born in West Virginia and lives in Ohio.