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Summer of the Dead by Julia Keller
  

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The third murder mystery to feature Belfa (Bell) Elkins, the County Prosecutor of a small community in the Appalachian Mountains, West Virginia. Her troubled past plays on her. Her imprisoned sister is released after thirty years and is now back living with her. There are three random (?) murders but the main core of the tale lies elsewhere. This is very clever, an excellent read beautifully written. (The author is a Pulitzer Prize winner). You really get to know the characters, and care, and strangely you can step right into the series with this one and not be confused. Highly recommended.

If you like Julia Keller you might also like to read books by Linwood Barclay, Lisa Gardner and Henning Mankell.

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Summer of the Dead by Julia Keller

Reviews

'A rare talent and a must read' -- Karin Slaughter

'A gripping, beautifully crafted murder-mystery' -- Scott Turow

'A remarkably written and remarkably tense debut. I loved it' -- Dennis Lehane

'A terrific debut - atmospheric, suspenseful, assured. I hope there's more to come in the story of Bell Elkins and Acker's Gap'-- Laura Lippman

'Be careful opening this book because once you do you won't be able to close it. A killer novel' -- Tom Franklin



About the Author

Julia Keller was born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia. The chief book critic for the Chicago Tribune, she has taught both creative and non-fiction writing at Princeton, the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago, and won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in 2005.

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Book Info

Publication date

9th April 2015

Author

Julia Keller

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Author's Website

www.juliakeller.net

Publisher

Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9781472215604

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