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Linda Castillo

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Linda Castillo is the New York Times bestselling author of the Kate Burkholder series, including Sworn to Silence and Gone Missing, crime thrillers set in Amish country. Sworn to Silence was recently adapted into a Lifetime original movie titled An Amish Murder starring Neve Campbell as Kate Burkholder.

Castillo is the recipient of numerous industry awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence and the Holt Medallion, and she received a nomination for the Rita. In addition to writing, Castillo’s other passion is horses, particularly her appaloosa George. She lives in Texas with her husband and is currently at work on her next novel.

Genres: Mystery, Romantic Suspense
New Books
April 2023

Hallowed Ground
(Kate Burkholder)
Series contributed to
Family Secrets
   14. Uncharted Waters (2003)
   The Phoenix Encounter (2003)
     aka The Secret Encounter
   Uncharted Waters / Ripple Effect (omnibus) (2005) (with Vickie Taylor)
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Lights Out
   2. A Baby Before Dawn (2007)
     aka Safe Before Dawn
Linda Castillo recommends
The Good Daughter (2012)
(Vista Security, book 1)
Diana Layne
"Diana Layne delivers classic suspense... fresh and impossible to put down."
Winter at the Door (2015)
(Lizzie Snow Mystery, book 1)
Sarah Graves
"Fast and dangerous, an extraordinarily entertaining read, Winter at the Door grabbed me from the thrilling first page. Sarah Graves paints a vivid picture of remote Bearkill, Maine. She’s created a likeable, endearing heroine in Lizzie Snow, who’s everything you could want in a cop hero: quirky and fun and fallible, but when the chips are down you know she’s got your back. I’ve no doubt Snow will quickly become a reader favorite."
The Wild Inside (2015)
(Glacier Mystery, book 1)
Christine Carbo
"An intense and thoroughly enjoyable thrill ride. Christine Carbo's literary voice echoes with her love of nature, her knowledge of its brutality, and the wild and beautiful locale of Montana. The Wild Inside is a tour de force of suspense that will leave you breathlessly turning the pages late into the night."
Dark River Rising (2017)
(Wallace Hartman Mystery, book 1)
Roger Johns
"Roger Johns paints a beautiful and dangerous picture of Baton Rouge. . . . Dark River Rising is crime fiction at its finest, a fascinating blend of atmosphere, a compelling mystery and a protagonist you won't soon forget."
A-List (2017)
(Jake Longly, book 2)
D P Lyle
"Wisecracking private eye Jake Longly and his entourage return with D.P. Lyle's A-List, a fun and suspenseful mystery that takes readers on a white-knuckle trip to The Big Easy."
The Last Thing She Ever Did (2018)
Gregg Olsen
"With The Last Thing She Ever Did, Gregg Olsen delivers an edgy, tension-filled, roller-coaster ride of a novel that will thrill and devastate in equal measure."
Portrait of a Sister (2018)
Laura Bradford
"Laura Bradford’s Portrait of a Sister is women’s fiction at its finest. Set among the Amish, the story puts on full display the power of love for family, the unique love shared by sisters, and the relationships that define our world. I read Portrait of a Sister in one sitting and I loved every single page."
Blessed Be the Wicked (2018)
(Abish Taylor Mystery, book 1)
D A Bartley
"Blessed Be the Wicked is razor sharp and crackles with a relentless tension. D.A. Bartley takes readers on a dark passage into the depths of a little known society that is as fascinating as it is secretive."
The Nowhere Child (2019)
Christian White
"The Nowhere Child is pure dynamite. The high concept premise grabbed me from the first page and refused to let me go until I finished. You may try to read it slowly, so you can savor every single word, but the story is so all-encompassing--the need to know what happens next so urgent--you'll forget all about savoring and find yourself tearing through the pages as fast as your fingers can manage. You do not want to miss this book!"
Red Zone (2020)
(Calvin Watters Mystery, book 3)
Luke Murphy
"Luke Murphy ramps up the thrill factor with Red Zone."
An American in Scotland (2023)
(Scottish Isle Mystery, book 1)
Lucy Connelly
"The quintessential cozy mystery. Lucy Connelly knows her stuff!"

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