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Castillo, Linda

Overview
Works: 271 works in 1,247 publications in 9 languages and 40,566 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Creator, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PS3603.A8758, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Linda Castillo
Sworn to silence by Linda Castillo( Book )

69 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 3,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate Burkholder has recently been appointed Chief of Police of the Amish community of Painters Mill, Ohio, where she grew up before leaving to study law enforcement in the outside world. Her knowledge of the Amish makes her the perfect candidate. When a serial killer whose spree sixteen years before was dubbed the Slaughterhouse Murders returns, Kate is determined to catch him. But she's also desperate to keep a secret from her past that will make her task harder
Pray for silence by Linda Castillo( Book )

62 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chief of Police Kate Burkholder must confront a dark evil to solve the mysterious murders of an entire Amish family of seven. Formerly Amish herself, Kate is no stranger to the secrets the Amish keep from the English--and each other--but this crime is horribly out of the ordinary
Breaking silence by Linda Castillo( Book )

49 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Solly and Rachel Slabaugh, along with Solly's brother Abel, are found dead in a hog pit, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder investigates the gruesome scene. Once again teaming up with Agent John Tomasetti, Kate reveals that the death may not have been accidental, but one of the most horrific hate crimes ever to befall the Amish community of Painter's Creek
The dead will tell : a Kate Burkholder novel by Linda Castillo( Book )

41 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everyone in Painters Mill knows the abandoned Hochstetler farm is haunted. But only a handful of the residents remember the terrible secrets lost in the muted/hushed whispers of time--and now death is stalking them, seemingly from the grave. On a late-night shift, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called to the scene of an apparent suicide--an old man found hanging from the rafters in his dilapidated barn. But evidence quickly points to murder and Kate finds herself chasing a singularly difficult and elusive trail of evidence that somehow points back to the tragedy of that long ago incident. Meanwhile, Kate has moved in with state agent John Tomasetti and for the first time in so long, they're both happy; a bliss quickly shattered when one of the men responsible for the murders of Tomasetti's family four years ago is found not guilty, and walks away a free man. Will Tomasetti be pulled back to his own haunted past? When a second man is found dead--also seemingly by his own hand--Kate discovers a link in the case that sends the investigation in a direction no one could imagine and revealing the horrifying truth of what really happened that terrible night thirty-five years ago, when an Amish father and his four children perished--and his young wife disappeared without a trace. And, as Kate knows--the past never truly dies . ."--
Gone missing by Linda Castillo( Book )

46 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigating the disappearance of an Amish teenager, chief of police Kate Burkholder and state agent John Tomasetti stumble on a dead body at the same time another girl goes missing, and later discover sinister links to numerous cold cases
Her last breath by Linda Castillo( Book )

46 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her best friend's husband and two children are killed in a suspicious car accident, Amish community member Kate Burkholder maintains a vigil by a grievously injured survivor who may hold answers before investigating a brutal killer who makes her question everything about her Amish culture
Down a dark road by Linda Castillo( Book )

37 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two years ago Joseph King was convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in prison. He was a "fallen" Amish man and, according to local law enforcement, a known drug user with a violent temper. Now King has escaped, and he's headed for Painters Mill. News of a murderer on the loose travels like wildfire and putting Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and her team of officers on edge. A nightmare scenario becomes reality when King shows up with a gun and kidnaps his five children from their Amish uncle's house. He's armed and desperate with nothing left to lose. Fearing for the safety of the children, Kate leaps into action, but her frantic search for a killer leads her into an ambush. When King releases her unharmed, asking her to prove his innocence, she begins to wonder whether the police are hiding something, and she embarks on her own investigation to discover the truth"--
Among the wicked : a Kate Burkholder novel by Linda Castillo( Book )

49 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called upon by the sheriff's department in rural, upstate New York to assist on a developing situation that involves a reclusive Amish settlement and the death of a young girl. Unable to penetrate the wall of silence between the Amish and "English" communities, the sheriff asks Kate to travel to New York, pose as an Amish woman, and infiltrate the community. Kate's long time love interest, State Agent John Tomasetti, is dead set against her taking on such an unorthodox assignment, knowing she'll have limited communication - and even less in the way of backup. But Kate can't turn her back, especially when the rumor mill boils with disturbing accounts of children in danger. She travels to New York where she's briefed and assumes her new identity as a lone widow seeking a new life. Kate infiltrates the community and goes deep under cover. In the coming days, she unearths a world built on secrets, a series of shocking crimes, and herself, alone ... trapped in a fight for her life"--
After the storm by Linda Castillo( Book )

34 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this electrifying thriller by New York Times bestseller Linda Castillo, Kate Burkholder must uncover a family's long-hidden past to solve a brutal murder... When a tornado tears through Painters Mill and unearths human remains, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder finds herself tasked with the responsibility of identifying the bones-and notifying the family. Evidence quickly emerges that the death was no accident and Kate finds herself plunged into a thirty year old case that takes her deep into the Amish community to which she once belonged. Meanwhile, turmoil of an emotional and personal nature strikes at the very heart of Kate's budding relationship with state agent John Tomasetti. A reality that strains their fragile new love to the breaking point and threatens the refuge they've built for themselves-and their future. Under siege from an unknown assailant-and her own personal demons-Kate digs deep into the case only to discover proof of an unimaginable atrocity, a plethora of family secrets and the lengths to which people will go to protect their own"--
A gathering of secrets by Linda Castillo( Book )

18 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Italian and held by 2,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deadly fire exposes the dark side of Amish life in this harrowing new thriller in the New York Times bestselling series. When a historic barn burns to the ground in the middle of the night, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called in to investigate. At first, it looks like an accident, but when the body of eighteen-year-old Daniel Gingerich is found inside--burned alive--Kate suspects murder. Who would want a well-liked, hardworking young Amish man dead? Kate delves into the investigation only to find herself stonewalled by the community to which she once belonged. Is their silence a result of the Amish tenet of separation? Or is this peaceful and deeply religious community conspiring to hide a truth no one wants to talk about? Kate doubles down only to discover a plethora of secrets and a chilling series of crimes that shatters everything she thought she knew about her Amish roots--and herself. As Kate wades through a sea of suspects, she's confronted by her own violent past and an unthinkable possibility
Shamed by Linda Castillo( Book )

16 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this riveting new thriller in Linda Castillo's New York Times bestselling series, Kate Burkholder races against the clock to find a missing Amish girl. An Amish grandmother is murdered on an abandoned farm, her seven year old granddaughter abducted. Chief of Police Kate Burkholder plunges headlong into a case that quickly becomes a race against the clock. She knows the longer the girl is missing, the more likely a tragic outcome. The family of the missing girl is well thought of--a pillar of the Amish community. Their pain is palpable and they cooperate in every way, but Kate soon learns they're keeping secrets... The investigation takes Kate to an isolated Old Order Amish settlement along the river in southern Ohio. At first, the community seems upstanding and helpful. But when Kate starts asking questions, they stonewall her--and the situation soon becomes dangerous. What are they hiding and why? After an attempt on her life, Kate unearths a haunting and tragic secret that changes everything she thought she knew about the family for whom she is fighting, the Amish community as a whole--and everything she thought she knew about herself. Will she reach the girl in time to save her life?
The dead will tell : a Kate Burkholder novel by Linda Castillo( Recording )

18 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Amish town is haunted by the ghosts of its past as Police Chief Kate Burkholder untangles a dangerous web
Gone missing by Linda Castillo( Recording )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chief of police Kate Burkholder is called upon to assist when an Amish teenager disappears without a trace. When a body turns up and another young girl goes missing, fear spreads through the community like a contagion. Kate delves into the lives of the missing teens and discovers links to cold cases that may go back years. But will she piece together all the parts of this sinister puzzle before it's too late, or will she find herself locked in a fight to the death with a merciless killer?
Down a dark road by Linda Castillo( Recording )

18 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a kidnapper releases Kate Burkholder unharmed, asking her to prove his innocence, Kate begins to wonder whether the police are hiding something, and she embarks on her own investigation to discover the truth
Among the wicked : a Kate Burkholder novel by Linda Castillo( Recording )

20 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Going undercover to infiltrate a reclusive Amish community and investigate the death of a young girl, chief of police Kate Burkholder unearths a dangerous world of secrets and shocking crimes that are complicated by her limited ability to contact the outside world
After the storm : a Kate Burkholder novel by Linda Castillo( Recording )

24 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a tornado tears through Painters Mill and unearths human remains, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder finds herself tasked with the responsibility of identifying the bones, and notifying the family. Evidence quickly emerges that the death was no accident and Kate finds herself plunged into a thirty year old case that takes her deep into the Amish community to which she once belonged
Her last breath by Linda Castillo( Recording )

18 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extraordinarily beautiful Amish woman, a dangerous femme fatale, is the central figure in Linda Castillo's Her Last Breath, a story that reveals a dark side of Painters Mill and its seemingly perfect Amish world. A rainy night, an Amish father returning home with his three children, a speeding car hurtling toward them out of nowhere. What at first seems like a tragic, but routine car accident suddenly takes on a more sinister cast as evidence emerges that nothing about the crash is accidental. But who would want to kill an Amish deacon and two of his children? He leaves behind a grieving widow and a young boy who clings to life in the intensive care wing of a hospital, unable to communicate. He may be the only one who knows what happened that night. Desperate to find out who killed her best friend's husband and why, Kate begins to suspect she is not looking for a reckless drunk, but instead is on the trail of a cold blooded killer amid the residents of Painter's Mill. It is a search that takes her on a chilling journey into the darkest reaches of the human heart and makes her question everything she has ever believed about the Amish culture into which she was born
A gathering of secrets : a novel by Linda Castillo( Recording )

9 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deadly fire resulting in the death of an Amish teen exposes the dark side of the community to which Chief of Police Kate Burkholder once belonged
Pray for silence : a thriller by Linda Castillo( Recording )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police Chief Kate Burkholder has little to go on when an Amish family of seven is found murdered in their farmhouse. Marshalling her forces, Burkholder is determined to find the killer
Breaking silence by Linda Castillo( Recording )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Solly and Rachel Slabaugh, along with Solly's brother Abel, are found dead in a hog pit, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder investigates the gruesome scene. Once again teaming up with Agent John Tomasetti, Kate reveals that the death may not have been accidental, but one of the most horrific hate crimes ever to befall the Amish community of Painter's Creek
 
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Alternative Names
Linda Castillo Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Linda Castillo écrivaine américaine

Linda Castillo escriptora estatunidenca

Linda Castillo escritora estadounidense

Linda Castillo novelista estauxunidense

カスティーロ, リンダ

リンダ・カスティロ

Languages
English (536)

German (38)

Italian (17)

Danish (11)

Czech (5)

Dutch (4)

Hungarian (3)

Chinese (2)

Polish (1)