We are thrilled to welcome Julia Keller back to Women & Children First for the launch of her new mystery, Fast Falls the Night. For this event, Julia will be in conversation with her Chicago Tribune colleague and local author Patrick Reardon.
Based on a real-life event, Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Keller’s latest Bell Elkins novel Fast Falls the Night takes place in one 24-hour period, unfurling against the backdrop of a shattering personal revelation that will change Bell’s life forever. The first heroin overdose comes just after midnight, when a young woman dies on the dirty floor of a gas station bathroom. Then there is another overdose. And another. While the clock ticks and the bodies fall, Bell and her colleagues desperately track the source of the deadly drug―and also engage in fierce debates over the wisdom of expending precious resources to save the lives of addicts.
Julia Keller spent twelve years as a reporter and editor for the Chicago Tribune, where she won a Pulitzer Prize. A recipient of a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University, she was born in West Virginia and lives in Chicago and Ohio. Julia is the author of the Bell Elkins novels, beginning with A Killing in the Hills.