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Julia Keller

Biography

Julia Keller

Julia Keller, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and former cultural critic at the Chicago Tribune, is the author of many books for adults and young readers, including A KILLING IN THE HILLS, the first book in the Bell Elkins series and winner of the Barry Award for Best First Novel, and THE DARK INTERCEPT. Keller has a Ph.D. in English literature from Ohio State and was awarded Harvard University’s Nieman Fellowship. She was born in West Virginia and lives in Ohio.

Julia Keller

Books by Julia Keller

by Julia Keller - Fiction, Futuristic, Mystery, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

New Earth, 2296. Two years after the destruction of a universal surveillance system called the Intercept, New Earth struggles to keep crime under control. The citizens are free, but not protected. Violet Crowley, the eighteen-year-old daughter of New Earth's founder, has opened Crowley & Associates, a private detective agency, to handle the overflow from the overburdened police force. Violet's first case --- a death written off as a suicide --- becomes an obsession. Soon a series of similar deaths leads Violet to believe the Intercept is not only still running --- it's in the hands of a killer.

by Julia Keller - Adventure, Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

In a radiant world of endless summer, the Intercept keeps the peace. Violet Crowley, the 16-year-old daughter of New Earth’s Founding Father, has spent her life in comfort and safety. Her days are easy thanks to the Intercept, a crime-prevention device that monitors emotion. But when her long-time crush, Danny Mayhew, gets into a dangerous altercation on Old Earth, Violet launches a secret investigation to find out what he's hiding. An investigation that will lead her to question everything she's ever known about Danny, her father and the power of the Intercept.