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Kate Burkholder

In the sleepy rural town of Painters Mill, Ohio, the Amish and “English” residents have lived side by side for two centuries. But sixteen years ago, a series of brutal murders shattered the peaceful farming community. Kate Burkholder, a young Amish girl, survived the terror of the Slaughterhouse Killer but came away from its brutality with the realization that she no longer belonged with the Amish. Now, a wealth of experience later, Kate has been asked to return to Painters Mill as Chief of Police. She’s certain she’s come to terms with her past—until the first body is discovered in a snowy field. In these mystery thrillers, Kate must seek out the truth in a society of silence—and face some secrets of her own.

  • A Gathering of Secrets
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    • A Gathering of Secrets

    • Kate Burkholder (Volume 10)
      Linda Castillo
      St. Martin's Press

    • 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...

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  • Down a Dark Road
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    • Down a Dark Road

    • Kate Burkholder (Volume 9)
      Linda Castillo
      St. Martin's Press

    • **AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER**

      In Down a Dark Road, the electrifying new thriller in Linda Castillo's New York Times bestselling...

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  • Among the Wicked
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    • Among the Wicked

    • Kate Burkholder (Volume 8)
      Linda Castillo
      St. Martin's Press

    • EVIL LURKS JUST BENEATH THE SURFACE IN AN ISOLATED AMISH COMMUNITY IN AMONG THE WICKED, THE LATEST ELECTRIFYING THRILLER FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR LINDA CASTILLO.

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  • After the Storm
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    • After the Storm

    • Kate Burkholder (Volume 7)
      Linda Castillo
      St. Martin's Press

    • A NATURAL DISASTER SHEDS SOME LIGHT ON A DECADES-OLD MURDER IN THE LATEST THRILLER FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR LINDA CASTILLO.

      When a tornado tears through...

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  • The Dead Will Tell
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    • The Dead Will Tell

    • Kate Burkholder (Volume 6)
      Linda Castillo
      St. Martin's Press

    • A Boston Globe Best Book of 2014

      Everyone in Painters Mill knows the abandoned Hochstetler farm is haunted. But only a handful of the residents remember the terrible secrets lost...

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  • Her Last Breath
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    • Her Last Breath

    • Kate Burkholder (Volume 5)
      Linda Castillo
      St. Martin's Press

    • BONUS STORY INSIDE!

      A hit-and-run accident tears an Amish community apart in this novel of breathless suspense from New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo.

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  • Gone Missing
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    • Gone Missing

    • Kate Burkholder (Volume 4)
      Linda Castillo
      St. Martin's Press

    • CHIEF OF POLICE KATE BURKHOLDER RETURNS IN GONE MISSING, A DEEPLY CHILLING NOVEL ABOUT A RITE OF PASSAGE GONE HORRIBLY WRONG FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR LINDA CASTILLO.

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  • Breaking Silence
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    • Breaking Silence

    • Kate Burkholder (Volume 3)
      Linda Castillo
      St. Martin's Press

    • The New York Times bestselling series hailed as "gripping" (People magazine) and "compelling" (USA Today) returns with Police Chief Kate Burkholder called to the scene of a horrific...

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  • Pray for Silence
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    • Pray for Silence

    • Kate Burkholder (Volume 2)
      Linda Castillo
      St. Martin's Press

    • One family. One horrific murder. An entire town under suspicion…

      The Planks moved from Lancaster County Pennsylvania to the small Amish community of Painters Mill, hoping to resume...

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  • Sworn to Silence
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    • Sworn to Silence

    • Kate Burkholder (Volume 1)
      Linda Castillo
      St. Martin's Press

    • Now the subject of the Lifetime original movie, An Amish Murder

      Sworn to Silence is the first in Linda Castillo's New York Times bestselling Kate Burkholder series.

      Some...

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  • Only the Lucky
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    • Only the Lucky

    • Kate Burkholder
      Linda Castillo
      St. Martin's Press

    • Bucolic Painters Mill is plunged into darkness in this new short mystery, from the New York Times bestselling author of Among the Wicked, featuring Chief of Police Kate Burkholder.

      It’s...

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  • Seeds of Deception
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    • Seeds of Deception

    • Kate Burkholder
      Linda Castillo
      St. Martin's Press

    • From the New York Times bestselling author of THE DEAD WILL TELL comes a new short story offering a glimpse into Chief of Police Kate Burkholder's past and her Amish roots.
      It's...

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  • The Kate Burkholder Series, Books 1-3
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    • The Kate Burkholder Series, Books 1-3

    • Kate Burkholder
      Linda Castillo
      St. Martin's Press

    • New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo immerses readers in the world of the Amish in this chilling series that is equal parts fast-paced thriller and intriguing psychological puzzle.

      Sworn...

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  • A Hidden Secret
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    • A Hidden Secret

    • Kate Burkholder
      Linda Castillo
      St. Martin's Press

    • When a baby-only hours old-is discovered on the Amish bishop's front porch in Painter's Mill, Ohio, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called in to investigate. The newborn is swaddled in an Amish...

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Linda Castillo

Linda Castillo is the New York Times bestselling author of the Kate Burkholder novels, including Sworn to Silence which was recently was 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 a nomination by the International Thriller Writers for Best Hardcover, the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, and a nomination for the RITA. In addition to writing, Castillo’s other passion is horses. She lives in Texas with her husband and is currently at work on her next novel.

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