Skip to product information
1 of 1

A Killing in the Hills (Bell Elkins, Book 1)

A thrilling mystery of murder and deceit
  • Author
    • Julia Keller
Regular price £8.99
Regular price Sale price £8.99
Pulitzer-prize winner, Julia Keller's first crime novel - the first in a series featuring prosecuting attorney Bell Elkins - set in the beautiful crime-ridden town of Acker's Gap.

Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, visitors see only its stunning natural beauty. But for those living there it's a different story. The mountain roads harbour secret places, perfect for making the prescription drugs that tempt its desperately poor.

Bell Elkins left a broken teenager, savaged by a past she couldn't forget. But, as prosecuting attorney for Raythune County, Bell is back and determined to help clean up the only home she has ever known.

As winter sets in and her daughter is witness to a shocking triple murder, Bell finds her family in danger. Can she uncover the truth before her world is destroyed again?
  • Published: Mar 28 2013
  • Pages: 448
  • 199 x 129mm
  • ISBN: 9780755392889
View full details

Press Reviews

  • Karin Slaughter
    'A rare talent and a must read'
  • Scott Turow
    'A gripping, beautifully crafted murder-mystery'
  • Dennis Lehane
    'A remarkably written and remarkably tense debut. I loved it'
  • Laura Lippman
    'A terrific debut - atmospheric, suspenseful, assured. I hope there's more to come in the story of Bell Elkins and Acker's Gap'
  • Tom Franklin
    'Be careful opening this book because once you do you won't be able to close it. A killer novel'