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Keller, Julia

Overview
Works: 43 works in 252 publications in 3 languages and 13,309 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Thrillers (Fiction)  Science fiction  Novels  Action and adventure fiction  Young adult works  Dystopian fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3611.E4245, 813.6
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Most widely held works by Julia Keller
A killing in the hills by Julia Keller( Book )

33 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prosecuting attorney Bell Elkins and her estranged teenage daughter, Carla, try to protect their town and each other in the aftermath of a shocking triple murder committed by an unknown shooter whose identity is gradually realized by Carla
Bitter River by Julia Keller( Book )

31 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phone calls before dawn from the sheriff are rarely good news. When Bell Elkins picks up the phone she already knows she won't like what she's about to hear, but she's still not prepared for this: Lucinda Trimble's body has been found at the bottom of Bitter River-- and she was dead before her body ever hit the water. Searching for the truth, both behind Lucinda's murder and behind her own complicated relationships, will lead Bell down a path that might put her very life at risk
Summer of the dead by Julia Keller( Book )

25 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"High summer in Acker's Gap, West Virginia--but no one's enjoying the rugged natural landscape. Not while a killer stalks the small town and its hard-luck inhabitants. County prosecutor Bell Elkins and Sheriff Nick Fogelsong are stymied by a murderer who seems to come and go like smoke on the mountain. At the same time, Bell must deal with the return from prison of her sister, Shirley--who, like Bell, carries the indelible scars of a savage past. In the third mystery chronicling the journey of Bell Elkins and her return to her Appalachian hometown, we also meet Lindy Crabtree--a coal miner's daughter with dark secrets of her own, secrets that threaten to explode into even more violence. Acker's Gap is a place of loveliness and brutality, of isolation and fierce attachments--a place where the dead rub shoulders with the living, and demand their due"--
Fast falls the night by Julia Keller( Book )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first drug overdose comes just after midnight, when a young woman dies on the dirty floor of a gas station bathroom. To the people of the small town of Acker's Gap, West Virginia, it is just another tragedy. It is sad--but these days, depressingly familiar. But then there is another overdose. And another. And another. Prosecutor Bell Elkins soon realizes that her Appalachian hometown is facing its starkest challenge yet: a day of constant heroin overdoses from a batch tainted with a lethal tranquilizer. While the clock ticks and the bodies fall, Bell and her colleagues desperately track the source of the deadly drug--and engage in fierce debates over the wisdom of expending precious resources to save the lives of self-destructive addicts. 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 shattering personal revelation that will change Bell's life forever"--
Sorrow road by Julia Keller( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the small towns of Appalachia they came, the young men who joined the fight for liberty in World War II. Now they are elderly, and some of them--like Harmon Strayer, father of prosecutor Bell Elkins's former law school classmate--suffer from Alzheimer's. When Harmon dies in an Alzheimer's care facility from what appear to be natural causes, Bell confronts a mystery that brims with questions about memory, grief and the lethal cost of burying the past. During a winter of record snow and cold, Bell and the people of Acker's Gap, West Virginia, face isolation and hardship--and the threat from a killer who preys upon the old and the sick and the helpless"--
Last ragged breath by Julia Keller( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 novel in the critically acclaimed series strikes out for new territory: the sorrow and outrage that spring from a real-life chapter in West Virginia history. Royce Dillard doesn't remember much about the day his parents-and one hundred and twenty-three other souls-died in the 1972 Buffalo Creek disaster. He was only two years old when he was ripped from his mother's arms. But now Dillard, who lives off the grid with only a passel of dogs for company, is fighting for his life one more time: He's on trial for murder. Prosecutor Bell Elkins faces her toughest challenge yet in this haunting story of vengeance, greed and the fierce struggle for social justice. Richly imagined, vividly written and deeply felt, Last Ragged Breath is set in West Virginia, but it really takes place in a land we all know: the country called home
Mr. Gatling's terrible marvel : the gun that changed everything and the misunderstood genius who invented it by Julia Keller( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although little used during the American Civil War--the time in which it was invented--the Gatling gun soon changed the nature of warfare and the course of history. Discharging 200 shots per minute with alarming accuracy, the world's first machine gun became vitally important to protecting and expanding America's overseas interests. Its inventor, Richard Gatling, was famous in his own time for creating and improving many industrial designs, from bicycles and steamship propellers to flush toilets. Gatling actually proposed his gun as a way of saving lives, thinking it would decrease the size of armies. Cultural critic Julia Keller's account of the invention, its misunderstood creator, and its tremendous impact on world events also shows how its combination of ingenuity, idealism, and destructive power, perfectly exemplified the paradox of America's rise as a world superpower.--From publisher description
Bone on bone by Julia Keller( Book )

9 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The next powerful chapter in Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Keller's beloved Bell Elkins series sends readers headlong into the thick of a mystery as young as today's headlines -- but as old as the mountains that hold these lives in a tight grip. How far would you go for someone you love? Would you die? Would you kill? After a three-year prison sentence, Bell Elkins is back in Acker's Gap. And she finds herself in the white-hot center of a complicated and deadly case -- even as she comes to terms with one last, devastating secret of her own. A prominent local family has fallen victim to the same sickness that infects the whole region: drug addiction. With mother against father, child against parent, and tensions that lead inexorably to tragedy, they are trapped in a grim, hopeless struggle with nowhere to turn. Bell has lost her job as prosecutor -- but not her affection for her ragtag, hard-luck hometown. Teamed up with former Deputy Jake Oakes, who battles his own demons as he adjusts to life as a paraplegic, and aided by the new prosecutor, Rhonda Lovejoy, Bell tackles a case as poignant as it is perilous, as heartbreaking as it is challenging."--
Back home by Julia Keller( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year-old Rachel Browning understands that her father will be different after being injured in the Iraq War, but no one is prepared for the impact that his traumatic brain injury and other wounds have on the entire family
Last ragged breath by Julia Keller( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royce Dillard doesn't remember much about the day his parents -- and one hundred and twenty-three other souls -- died in the 1972 Buffalo Creek disaster. He was only two years old when he was ripped from his mother's arms. But now Dillard, who lives off the grid with only a passel of dogs for company, is fighting for his life one more time: He's on trial for murder. Prosecutor Bell Elkins faces her toughest challenge yet in this haunting story of vengeance, greed, and the fierce struggle for social justice
The dark Intercept by Julia Keller( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a radiant world of endless summer, the Intercept keeps the peace. Violet Crowley, the sixteen-year-old daughter of New Earth's Founding Father, has spent her life in comfort and safety. Her days are easy thanks to the Intercept, a crime-prevention device that monitors emotion. But when her long-time crush, Danny Mayhew, gets into a dangerous altercation on Old Earth, Violet launches a secret investigation to find out what he's hiding. An investigation that will lead her to question everything she's ever known about Danny, her father, and the power of the Intercept."--Jacket flap
A killing in the hills : a novel by Julia Keller( Recording )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A triple homicide launches a page turning ride to a twisting conclusion, peopled with wonderfully nuanced characters that reveal so much about human nature and what motivates us all, and along the way Keller illuminates the social realities faced by such communities, as Bell uncovers a bigger, more violent crime ring than anyone could have imagined
Bitter river by Julia Keller( Recording )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bell Elkins is the county prosecuting attorney and her latest case is a bad one: pregnant sixteen-year-old Lucinda Trimble₂s body has been found at the bottom of Bitter River. She was dead before her body ever hit the water. Searching for the truth, both behind Lucinda₂s murder and behind her own complicated relationships, will lead Bell down a path that might put her very life at risk
Sorrow Road by Julia Keller( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the small towns of Appalachia they came, the young men who joined the fight for liberty in World War II. Now they are elderly, and some of them -- like Harmon Strayer, father of prosecutor Bell Elkins's former law school classmate -- suffer from Alzheimer's. When Harmon dies in an Alzheimer's care facility from what appear to be natural causes, Bell confronts a mystery that brims with questions about memory, grief and the lethal cost of burying the past. During a winter of record snow and cold, Bell and the people of Acker's Gap, West Virginia, face isolation and hardship -- and the threat from a killer who preys upon the old and the sick and the helpless
Last ragged breath by Julia Keller( Recording )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prosecutor Bell Elkins faces her toughest challenge yet in this haunting story of vengeance, greed, and the fierce struggle for social justice
Summer of the dead : a novel by Julia Keller( Recording )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prosecuting attorney Bell Elkins₂s sister has been living with her since she got out of jail three months ago. When Bell gets a call in the middle of the night to pick Shirley up from a bar fight, she's livid. But on arriving at the bar, Bell discovers a man has been killed. Nineteen-year-old Lindy Odell₂s father₂s health is declining, and her job at the gas station is boring. But the rash of violent crimes in Acker's Gap has her worried, as someone seems to be paying her too much attention
Sorrow road : a novel by Julia Keller( Recording )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the small towns of Appalachia they came, the young men who joined the fight for liberty in World War II. Now they are elderly, and some of them, like Harmon Strayer, father of prosecutor Bell Elkins's former law school classmate, suffer from Alzheimer's. When Harmon dies in an Alzheimer's care facility from what appear to be natural causes, Bell confronts a mystery that brims with questions about memory, grief and the lethal cost of burying the past
Fast falls the night by Julia Keller( Recording )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first drug overdose comes just after midnight, when a young woman dies on the dirty floor of a gas station bathroom. To the people of the small town of Acker's Gap, West Virginia, it is just another tragedy. It is sad--but these days, depressingly familiar. But then there is another overdose. And another. And another. Prosecutor Bell Elkins soon realizes that her Appalachian hometown is facing its starkest challenge yet: a day of constant heroin overdoses from a batch tainted with a lethal tranquilizer. While the clock ticks and the bodies fall, Bell and her colleagues desperately track the source of the deadly drug--and engage in fierce debates over the wisdom of expending precious resources to save the lives of self-destructive addicts. 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 shattering personal revelation that will change Bell's life forever
Mr. Gatling's terrible marvel : the gun that changed everything and the misunderstood genius who invented it by Julia Keller( )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the machine gun's role as a key weapon in protecting America's interests overseas, in an account that also profiles the contributions of its inventor, who developed the machine gun in the hopes of reducing military headcount and casualties
Last ragged breath by Julia Keller( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A high-end resort being built on the outskirts of Acker's Gap, West Virginia, a town desperate for jobs and prosperity, should have been welcome. But following the Buffalo Creek disaster of 1972, where a coal company's mistake tragically claimed the lives of many Raythune County's citizens, opinions and tensions are running high. When Ed Hackel, Mountain Magic's marketing manager, is found brutally murdered, suspicion quickly falls on Royce Dillard. An acknowledged loner orphaned by the disaster, Dillard had made his opposition clear by refusing to sell a parcel of his land deemed critical by the developers for access to the resort. With all evidence pointing to Dillard, Bell Elkins, the County's prosecuting attorney, feels she has no choice but to charge him
 
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Alternative Names
Julia Keller Amerikaans journaliste

Julia Keller écrivaine américaine

Julia Keller escritora estadounidense

Julia Keller US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin, Journalistin und Hochschullehrerin

Юлия Келлер

جوليا كيلر كاتبة أمريكية

جولیا کلر ژورنالیست و نویسنده آمریکایی

ジュリア・ケラー

Languages
English (195)

German (10)

Dutch (2)