Bestselling author David Bell to discuss new thriller ‘The Finalists’ at July 14 in-person event
Barr Memorial Library will host international award-winning and bestselling author David Bell for a live, in-person Authors at Your Library event July 14, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. He will be on hand to discuss his latest thriller, The Finalists, at the event. (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Barr Memorial Library) VIEW ORIGINAL

FORT KNOX, Ky. — Barr Memorial Library will host international award-winning and bestselling author David Bell for a live, in-person Authors at Your Library event July 14 at 5:30 p.m.

Bell will be on hand to discuss his latest thriller, The Finalists, at the event.

The competitive selection for a prized college scholarship turns deadly in The Finalists. One of the six finalists turns ups dead while they are all locked away in Hyde House, an aging Victorian structure that sits in a secluded part of campus. Now the others fear they will be picked off one by one. With a protest raging outside and no way to escape, the survivors viciously turn on each other. The Finalists is a chilling and profound look at the lengths both students and colleges will go to survive in a resource-starved academic world.

Bell published his first novel, The Condemned, in 2008. He followed it with The Girl in the Woods (2009), and Cemetery Girl (2011). Cemetery Girl won the prestigious Le Prix Polar International de Cognac award for best crime novel by an international author in 2013. Following the success of that book, Bell has published 10 further books, including Somebody I Used to Know (2015), Somebody’s Daughter (2018), and Kill All Your Darlings (2021). Bell has appeared multiple times on the New York Times bestseller list. His novels have been translated into several languages, including French, Portuguese and Mandarin. Kill All Your Darlings was nominated for a 2022 Edgar Award.

Bell is a professor of English at Western Kentucky University, where he co-founded the MFA program in Creative Writing. He spends his free time rooting for the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals, watching movies, and walking in the cemetery near his house. Bell lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky with his wife, writer Molly McCaffrey.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Barr Memorial Library at 502-624-1232, or visit the website https://knox.armymwr.com/programs/barr-memorial-library.