Bell Elkins
Books in series8
UNABRIDGED
(4.0 based on 189 ratings)
  • 1
    A Killing in the Hills | Julia Keller

    A Killing in the Hills

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Julia Keller
    • Narrated By Shannon McManus
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (80)

    What’s happening in Acker’s Gap, West Virginia? Three elderly men are gunned down over their coffee at a local diner, and seemingly half the town is there to witness the act. Still, it happened so fast, and no one seems to have gotten a good look at the shooter. Was it random? Was it connected to the spate of drug violence plaguing poor areas of the country just like Acker’s Gap? Or were Dean Streeter, Shorty McClurg, and Lee Rader targeted somehow?

    A wonderful treat!

    I love mysteries for the suspense and the puzzles that are solved by the end of the book. The mysteries I enjoy the most contain multi-dimensional ch..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 11 2012 by Joanne (Burlington, Ontario, Canada)
  •  
    A Killing in the Hills: A Bell Elkins Novel, Book 1 | Julia Keller

    A Killing in the Hills: A Bell Elkins Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Julia Keller
    • Narrated By Regina Reagan
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    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 as 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.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.

  • 2
    Bitter River: A Bell Elkins Novel, Book 2 | Julia Keller

    Bitter River: A Bell Elkins Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Julia Keller
    • Narrated By Shannon McManus
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (41)

    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, but she's still not prepared for this: sixteen-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.

    Liked the writing but not the story

    I like the characters and place in this series, but I didn't like the spy / terrorist subtext in this story.

    Reviewed on April 03 2016 by Catherine (Mercer Island, WA, United States)
  •  
    Bitter River | Julia Keller

    Bitter River

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Julia Keller
    • Narrated By Regina Reagan
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    The second in the Bell Elkins crime series from Pulitzer-prize winner Julia Keller. For fans of Linwood Barclay, Dennis Lehane and Henning Mankell. In a small town, everybody is next of kin to everybody else. When a local high-school student - sixteen, promising and pregnant - is found murdered in a car in Bitter River, the hunt is on to find her killer.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.

  • 3
    Summer of the Dead: Bell Elkins, Book 3 | Julia Keller

    Summer of the Dead: Bell Elkins, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Julia Keller
    • Narrated By Shannon McManus
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    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.

    Unsatisfying conclusion

    I love the description of the hot summer and the interesting characters but the solution to the mystery I didn't like at all. I won't reread this one,..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 06 2016 by Catherine (Mercer Island, WA, United States)
  • 3.5
    Not Available on Audible.com Why not?

    There are many reasons why a book might be unavailable.


    Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.


  • 4
    Last Ragged Breath: Bell Elkins, Book 4 | Julia Keller

    Last Ragged Breath: Bell Elkins, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Julia Keller
    • Narrated By Shannon McManus
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    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.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.

  • 5
    Sorrow Road: Bell Elkins, Book 5 | Julia Keller

    Sorrow Road: Bell Elkins, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Julia Keller
    • Narrated By Shannon McManus
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    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.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.