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Julia Keller was born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia. She graduated from Marshall University, then later earned a doctoral degree in English Literature at Ohio State University.She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and has taught at Princeton and Ohio State Universities, and the University of Notre Dame. She is an essayist for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS. In 2005, she won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing.Julia lives in a high-rise in Chicago and a stone cottage on a lake in rural Ohio.

Genres: Mystery, Young Adult Fantasy
Bell Elkins
   1. A Killing in the Hills (2012)
   2. Bitter River (2013)
   3. Summer of the Dead (2014)
   3.5. A Haunting of the Bones (2014)
   3.6. The Devil's Step-Daughter (2014)
   3.7. Ghost Roll (2015)
   4. Last Ragged Breath (2015)
   4.5. Evening Street (2015)
   Thus Far (2016)
   5. Sorrow Road (2016)
   6. Fast Falls the Night (2017)
   7. Bone on Bone (2018)
   8. The Cold Way Home (2019)
Dark Intercept
   0.5. The Tablet of Scaptur (2017)
   1. The Dark Intercept (2017)
   2. Dark Mind Rising (2018)
   3. Dark Star Calling (2019)
   Back Home (2009)
Non fiction show
Julia Keller recommends
Bessie (2023)
Linda Kass
"Like all celebrities, Bess Myerson seemed to come from out of nowhere - a bright meteor suddenly streaking across the night sky. But in this evocative new book by Linda Kass, we learn the backstory of Myerson, the first Jewish woman to win the Miss America title, whose looks and talent captivated the mid-20th-century world. Bessie reveals the passions that propelled her and the insecurities that haunted her. Along the way, it puts this complex woman where she belongs: back in the spotlight, with all eyes upon her."
The Widows (2019)
(Kinship, book 1)
Jess Montgomery
"In the hard-luck, homespun Appalachian town of Kinship, Ohio, in 1924, two strong women become unlikely comrades to solve a murder in this flinty, heartfelt mystery that sings of hawks and history, of coal mines and the urgent fight for social justice."
Fateful Mornings (2017)
(Henry Farrell, book 2)
Tom Bouman
"My father always said that you can judge people by the way they keep their tools: clean and sharp or soiled and soft. Tom Bouman's tools -- the words he uses to make Fateful Mornings -- cut straight and true, in this riveting mystery about a good man caught in the ruined Eden of rural America."

More recommendations 

Anthologies containing stories by Julia Keller
Columbus Noir (2020)
(Akashic Noir)
edited by
Andrew Welsh-Huggins

Barry Awards Best First Novel winner (2013) : A Killing in the Hills
Shamus Awards Best Hardcover Novel nominee (2020) : The Cold Way Home

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