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Keller, Julia

Overview
Works: 42 works in 175 publications in 3 languages and 9,961 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3611.E4245, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Julia Keller
A killing in the hills by Julia Keller( Book )

22 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,106 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 )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,496 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 )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,456 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"--
Last ragged breath by Julia Keller( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,025 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 930 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
Back home by Julia Keller( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 621 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
Sorrow road by Julia Keller( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 554 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"--
A killing in the hills : a novel by Julia Keller( Recording )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 280 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( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phone calls before dawn are never good news. And when you're the county's prosecuting attorney, calls from the sheriff are rarely good news, either. So when Bell Elkins picks up the phone she already knows she won't like what she's about to hear: 16-year-old Lucinda Trimble's body has been found at the bottom of Bitter River. And Lucinda didn't drown -- she was dead before her body ever hit the water. With a case like that, Bell knows the coming weeks are going to be tough. But that's not all Bell is coping with these days. Her daughter is now living with Bell's ex-husband, hours away. Sheriff Nick Fogelsong, one of Bell's closest friends, is behaving oddly. Furthermore, a face from her past has resurfaced for reasons Bell can't quite figure. 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
Bitter river by Julia Keller( Recording )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 211 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
Summer of the dead : a novel by Julia Keller( Recording )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 154 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
Last ragged breath by Julia Keller( Recording )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 152 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
Last ragged breath by Julia Keller( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 145 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
Mr. Gatling's terrible marvel : the gun that changed everything and the misunderstood genius who invented it by Julia Keller( Recording )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 126 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
Sorrow road : a novel by Julia Keller( Recording )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 76 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
A killing in the hills by Julia Keller( Recording )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visitors to Acker's Gap, nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, see only its stunning natural beauty, but for those living there it's a different story. Everyone wants to leave but only a few do. Bell Elkins left. As a broken teenager savaged by a past no-one would let her forget, desperate to escape the scene of her worst nightmares. But, as prosecuting attorney for Raythune County, Bell is back and determined to do all she can to clean up the only home she has ever known. But as winter sets in and her teenage daughter is witness to a shocking triple murder, Bell is going to learn that the real danger is much closer to home than she could ever have thought
The devil's stepdaughter by Julia Keller( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A haunting of the bones by Julia Keller( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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...Bell Elkins, prosecuting attorney for Raythune C1ounty, West Virginia, had always believed what she'd been told: Her mother abandoned the family when Bell and her sister, Shirley, were children. Later, Teresa Dolan died somewhere out West.And then comes a shattering discovery.During an excavation in a remote area of the county, a skeleton is found. DNA testing proves it is related to DNA already on file: that of a convicted felon named Shirley Dolan. Along with the age and approximate time of death, the DNA link leads to a chilling conclusion: These are the remains of Bell's mother, Teresa Dolan. She didn't run away. She was here all along. And further examination reveals that she was a homicide victim.Bell automatically pins the blame on her late father, Donnie Dolan. But evidence emerges that it could not have been him. And so Bell must solve the most agonizingly personal case of her career: Who murdered her mother?
Evening Street : a Bell Elkins novella by Julia Keller( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 at an auxiliary intensive care unit where nurses deal with the youngest and most vulnerable victims of drug abuse: the children born to mothers addicted to painkillers. The place is known as Evening Street, and it is here Bell comes whenever she can spare the time. She rocks ailing infants to sleep, and she provides what medical science-for all of its marvels-cannot: A simple human touch. One terrifying night, the distraught father of an Evening Street baby breaks into the facility. Gun in hand, he holds the staff hostage and demands a reckoning for a family grudge--with helpless infants only inches away. And so begins a standoff at Evening Street. Bell Elkins is swept up into the crisis, as the drama escalates toward a lethal flashpoint. At the center of it all is a baby, only hours old, but already ancient in his knowledge of pain
Ghost roll by Julia Keller( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The local bank manager alerts Bell Elkins to a suspiciously large number of small cash deposits from the owner of a new children's day-care center along Route 6. Bell's intrigued, because drug dealers often use cash-heavy businesses to launder their money. Indeed, when Bell checks out the Little Miracles Day Care, she discovers that there are only two kids there. But the roll says that sixteen kids are in residence that day and previous days. It's a "ghost roll"--a fake set of books, inhabited by non-existent children, a cover for the owners to make cash deposits each day that are really, of course, ill-gotten gains. But can Bell and Sheriff Harrison plan a raid on the place...without putting the children in harm's way?
 
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Mr. Gatling's terrible marvel : the gun that changed everything and the misunderstood genius who invented it
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Julia Keller Amerikaans journaliste

Julia Keller US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin, Journalistin und Hochschullehrerin

جولیا کلر ژورنالیست و نویسنده آمریکایی

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German (8)

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