Among other interesting tidbits, mystery lovers will learn about the punjab lasso (used in the Phantom of the Opera and now in a Michigan-based mystery) which will probably put them in seventh heaven (or wherever they go) at the 10th annual Kerrytown BookFest 11 a..m.-5 p.m. Sunday September 9 in Ann Arbor Michigan. The BookFest is free, is in a covered venue (the Ann Arbor’s Farmer’s Market on 4th and Kingsley) and is the largest book festival in Michigan.
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The following information was snatched from the Macmillan/Minotaur website about Julia Keller who will be one of the featured authors at the 10th Annual Kerrytown BookFest.
People selected a few books for their “Summer Thrills & Chills” feature and Julia Keller’s thrilling/chilling Minotaur titles and debut, A KILLING IN THE HILLS made the list.
On A KILLING IN THE HILLS they said, “A twisty plot—and a soulful depiction of a beautiful, besieged ‘afterthought of a town’—propels this debut mystery about a prosecutor fighting drug traffickers in Appalachia.”
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Julia Keller’s debut novel, A KILLING IN THE HILLS, is getting killer reviews. Now we get to say that it has officially received (read: rightfully earned) FOUR pre-pub starred reviews!
Take a look:
“Keller does a superb job of showing both the natural beauty of Appalachia and the hopeless anger of the people trapped there in poverty. [...] The ensemble cast is unforgettable. So is this novel.” -Publishers Weekly (starred review, Pick of the Week)
“A page-turner with substance and depth, this is as suspenseful and entertaining as it is accomplished.” -Booklist (starred review)
“[A] superbly detailed and suspense-drenched mystery. Share with Linda Fairstein, Meg Gardiner, and Lisa Gardner fans.” -Library Journal (starred review)
“[A] mystery that has plenty of twists and turns and a shocking conclusion.” -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
A KILLING IN THE HILLS will be available in August from Minotaur Books.