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Bell Elkins Novels

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Fast Falls the Night
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Fast Falls the Night

Bell Elkins Novels (Volume 6)
Julia Keller
St. Martin's Press

Based on a real-life event, Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Keller’s latest Bell Elkins novel Fast Falls the Night takes place in a single 24-hour period, unfurling against the backdrop of a...

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Sorrow Road
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Sorrow Road

Bell Elkins Novels (Volume 5)
Julia Keller
St. Martin's Press

In Sorrow Road, the latest mystery from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Julia Keller, two stories—one set in the turbulent era of World War II and one in the present day—are woven together...

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Last Ragged Breath
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Last Ragged Breath

Bell Elkins Novels (Volume 4)
Julia Keller
St. Martin's Press

From the night-black depths of a coalmine to the sun-struck peaks of the Appalachian Mountains, from a riveting murder mystery to a poignant meditation on the meaning of love and family, the latest...

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Summer of the Dead
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Summer of the Dead

Bell Elkins Novels (Volume 3)
Julia Keller
St. Martin's Press

It's high summer in Acker's Gap, a small town nestled in the beautiful but poverty-stricken West Virginia mountains—but no one's enjoying the rugged natural landscape. Not while a killer stalks...

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Bitter River
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Bitter River

Bell Elkins Novels (Volume 2)
Julia Keller
St. Martin's Press

In the next stunning novel from Pulitzer Prize-winning Julia Keller, following the popular A Killing in the Hills, a pregnant teenager is found murdered at the bottom of a river.

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A Killing in the Hills
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A Killing in the Hills

Bell Elkins Novels (Volume 1)
Julia Keller
St. Martin's Press

What's happening in Acker's Gap, West Virginia? Three elderly men are gunned down over their coffee at a local diner, and seemingly half the town is there to witness the act. Still, it happened so...

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The Devil's Stepdaughter
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The Devil's Stepdaughter

Bell Elkins Novels (Volume 1)
Julia Keller
St. Martin's Press

The Devil's Stepdaughter, a story from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Julia Keller, takes us back into beloved prosecuting attorney Bell Elkins's past. The year Bell turns eleven, she's living...

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The Bell Elkins Series, Thus Far
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The Bell Elkins Series, Thus Far

Bell Elkins Novels
Julia Keller
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...

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Evening Street
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Evening Street

Bell Elkins Novels
Julia Keller
St. Martin's Press

By day, she's a tough-minded prosecutor in Raythune County, West Virginia, a region scarred by poverty and prescription drug abuse. By night, Bell Elkins takes on a softer role. She volunteers...

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Ghost Roll
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Ghost Roll

Bell Elkins Novels
Julia Keller
St. Martin's Press

Bell Elkins, prosecuting attorney and small-town heroine of Pulitzer Prize winner Julia Keller's A Killing in the Hills, Bitter River and Summer of the Dead, faces one of her...

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A Haunting of the Bones
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A Haunting of the Bones

Bell Elkins Novels
Julia Keller
St. Martin's Press

From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Julia Keller comes A HAUNTING OF THE BONES, another suspsenseful and provocative story that will keep readers up all night...
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About the author

Julia Keller

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.

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