CANCELLED - Linda Castillo - The Burning

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 7:00pm

Linda Castillo

Due to an unexpected health concern, Linda Castillo has cancelled her event. We hope to reschedule in the future.

The St. Louis County Library Foundation and Left Bank Books Present Bestselling Suspense Author  Linda Castillo

Author of “The Burning: A Kate Burkholder Mystery”

Bestselling suspense writer Linda Castillo presents the latest installment in her popular mystery series set in Amish country. In “The Burning,” Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is awakened by an urgent midnight call summoning her to a suspicious fire in the woods. When she arrives at the scene, she discovers a charred body. Kate knows all too well that the Amish prefer to handle their problems without interference from the outside world, and no one will speak about the murdered man. Kate’s investigation will lead to a secret legacy that shatters everything she thought she knew about the Amish community—and her own roots. 

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LINDA CASTILLO is the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Kate Burkholder series, set in the world of the Amish. The first book, Sworn to Silence, 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. 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 book.

 

Chief of Police Kate Burkholder investigates a gruesome murder that reveals a little-known chapter of early Amish history in this next riveting installment of the bestselling series by Linda Castillo.

Newlywed Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is awakened by an urgent midnight call summoning her to a suspicious fire in the woods. When she arrives at the scene, she discovers a charred body. According to the coroner, the deceased, an Amish man named Milan Swanz, was chained to a stake and burned alive. It is an appalling and eerily symbolic crime against an upstanding husband and father.

Kate knows all too well that the Amish prefer to handle their problems without interference from the outside world, and no one will speak about the murdered man. From what she's able to piece together, Swanz led a deeply troubled life and had recently been excommunicated. But if that's the case, why are the Amish so reluctant to talk about him? Are they protecting the memory of one of their own? Or are they afraid of something they dare not share?

When her own brother is implicated in the case, Kate finds herself not only at odds with the Amish, the world of which she was once a part, but also the English community and her counterparts in law enforcement. The investigation takes a violent turn when Kate's life is threatened by a mysterious stranger.

To uncover the truth about the death of Milan Swanz, Kate must dive deep into the Anabaptist culture, peering into all the dark corners of its history, only to uncover a secret legacy that shatters everything she thought she knew about the Amish themselves--and her own roots.

 

Review Quotes:

Praise for The Burning:

"Riveting... fans will be eager for the latest well-developed mystery set in Ohio's Amish country." -- Library Journal, starred

"A brutal, gripping look at murder in a self-enclosed community with many secrets to hide." -- Kirkus Reviews

Event address: 
St. Louis County Library - Clark Family Branch
1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63131
Books: 
The Burning: A Novel (Kate Burkholder #16) By Linda Castillo Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781250781116
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Published: Minotaur Books - July 9th, 2024

An Evil Heart: A Novel (Kate Burkholder #15) By Linda Castillo Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250781109
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Published: Minotaur Books - May 21st, 2024

An Evil Heart: A Novel (Kate Burkholder #15) By Linda Castillo Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781250342843
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Published: Minotaur Books - May 21st, 2024

Sworn to Silence: The First Kate Burkholder Novel By Linda Castillo Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9781250161635
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 5th, 2017

Pray for Silence: A Kate Burkholder Novel By Linda Castillo Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780312540036
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Published: Minotaur Books - April 26th, 2011

Breaking Silence: A Kate Burkholder Novel By Linda Castillo Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781250001580
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Published: Minotaur Books - March 27th, 2012

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