Acclaimed author Linda Castillo at Schuler Books July 20

Linda Castillo, the acclaimed author of the internationally bestselling Kate Burkholder mystery series, will hold a talk and signing at Schuler Books & Music, 2660 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids at 7 pm on Wednesday, July 20. Castillo has published 30 books throughout her career and has received numerous industry awards. Her book Sworn to Silence was adapted as the motion picture An Amish Murder, starring Neve Campbell. Castillo is currently touring to promote the release of her newest Kate Burkholder novel, Among the Wicked.ATW_2_311


About the Book

In this electrifying thriller, 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 she hears there are children in this cult and they may be 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.