Virtual Event: David Bell, Author of Kill All Your Darlings, in conversation with May Cobb

Parnassus Books is pleased to welcome David Bell to celebrate his new book, Kill All Your Darlings, in conversation with May Cobb.

This is a virtual event which will take place on the Parnassus Books Facebook page Thursday, July 8th at 6:00pm Central Time.

After the live talk has ended, the video will be archived on the Parnassus Books Facebook page under Videos.

About the Book

When a student disappears and is presumed dead, her professor passes off her manuscript as his own--only to find out it implicates him in an unsolved murder in this new thriller from the USA Today bestselling author of The Request.

After years of struggling to write following the deaths of his wife and son, English professor Connor Nye publishes his first novel, a thriller about the murder of a young woman.

There's just one problem: Connor didn't write the book. His missing student did. And then she appears on his doorstep, alive and well, threatening to expose him.

Connor's problems escalate when the police insist details in the novel implicate him in an unsolved murder from two years ago. Soon Connor discovers the crime is part of a disturbing scandal on campus and faces an impossible dilemma--admit he didn't write the book and lose his job or keep up the lie and risk everything. When another murder occurs, Connor must clear his name by unraveling the horrifying secrets buried in his student's manuscript.

This is a suspenseful, provocative novel about the sexual harassment that still runs rampant in academia--and the lengths those in power will go to cover it up.

About the Author

David Bell is a USA Today bestselling, award-winning author whose work has been translated into multiple foreign languages. He’s currently an associate professor of English at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where he directs the MFA program. He received an MA in creative writing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a PhD in American literature and creative writing from the University of Cincinnati. His previous novels include The RequestLayoverSomebody’s DaughterBring Her HomeSince She Went AwayThe Forgotten GirlNever Come BackThe Hiding Place, and Cemetery Girl.

Follow him online at, Twitter @DavidBellNovels, and Instagram @DavidBellNovels.

About May Cobb

May Cobb earned her MA in literature from San Francisco State University, and her essays and interviews have appeared in the Washington Post, the Rumpus, Edible Austin, and Austin Monthly. Her debut novel, Big Woods, won multiple awards. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her family. Connect with her online at, Twitter @maykcobb, and Instagram @may_cobb to learn more.

Event date: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
Kill All Your Darlings By David Bell Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593198674
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - July 6th, 2021

Kill All Your Darlings By David Bell Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593198667
Availability: Availability to be confirmed
Published: Berkley - July 6th, 2021