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David Bell

(David Jack Bell)
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Husband of M Hendrix

David Bell is the bestselling and award-winning author of six novels including The Forgotten Girl, Never Come Back, The Hiding Place, and Cemetery Girl. He is an Associate Professor of English at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky and can be reached through his website.

Genres: Mystery
New and upcoming books
June 2024

Storm Warning
   The Condemned (2008)
   The Girl in the Woods (2009)
   Cemetery Girl (2011)
   The Hiding Place (2012)
   Never Come Back (2013)
     aka Gone for Good
   The Forgotten Girl (2014)
   Somebody I Used to Know (2015)
   Since She Went Away (2016)
   Bring Her Home (2017)
   Somebody's Daughter (2018)
   Layover (2019)
   The Request (2020)
   Kill All Your Darlings (2021)
   The Finalists (2022)
   She's Gone (2022)
   Try Not to Breathe (2023)
   Storm Warning (2024)
Series contributed to
David Bell recommends
Don't Forget Me (2024)
Rea Frey
"Rea Frey's Don't Forget Me is a suspenseful and unnerving thriller that peels back the layers on a quiet suburban neighborhood and shows the reader - and the characters - what's really going on behind closed doors. The secrets that get revealed are both shocking and surprising - and they may make the reader think twice about everyone on their street. Rea Frey has outdone herself again, and this is her best book yet!"
American Girl (2023)
Wendy Walker
"Wendy Walker's outstanding American Girl has a little bit of everything. A fascinating, perfectly rendered teen protagonist. An intricately plotted mystery. A deadly accurate portrait of a small town grappling with big issues. This novel is smart, moving, complex, and ultimately hopeful. A highly original work from one of the best suspense writers in the business. Don't miss it!"
The Bones of the Story (2023)
Carol Goodman
"Carol Goodman's The Bones of the Story deftly and intriguingly combines a decades-old campus mystery, a powerful winter storm, and a batch of suspects and potential victims to create one of the best and smartest locked-room mysteries I've read in a long time. A page-turner with both heart and brains. Don't miss it!"

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Anthologies containing stories by David Bell
Dead Ends (2017)
Stories from the Gothic South
edited by
J T Ellison

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