Search Results: "Linda Castillo"


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AFTER THE STORM by Linda Castillo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 14, 2015

"Castillo (The Dead Will Tell, 2014, etc.) poses another teasing puzzle whose solution is rooted in the past and another look at the secretive Amish lifestyle."
A small-town Ohio police chief is stressed to her limit by the aftermaths of a violent tornado and a crisis in her personal life. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD WILL TELL by Linda Castillo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 2014

"No one who picks up Kate's stunning sixth case (Her Last Breath, 2013, etc.), a marriage of thriller and police procedural, will put it down unfinished."
A pair of cold cases turns hot for an Ohio police chief with an Amish background. Read full book review >

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HER LAST BREATH by Linda Castillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2013

"The fifth in the series (Breaking Silence, 2011, etc.) continues to provide details on the Amish way of life along with a fast-paced mystery that will leave readers stunned."
A small-town Ohio chief of police is haunted by the past. Read full book review >

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DOWN A DARK ROAD by Linda Castillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"Castillo (Among the Wicked, 2016, etc.) once again weaves the particularities of the Amish mindset into a complex mystery that will leave you crying with pity or seething with rage."
A police officer who grew up Amish struggles to separate her past from the present. Read full book review >

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BREAKING SILENCE by Linda Castillo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 21, 2011

"Kate's third (Pray for Silence, 2010, etc.) offers plenty of violence, a surprise ending and some insight into the Amish way of life.

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A series of hate crimes against an Ohio Amish community turns deadly. Read full book review >

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THE PIG AND MISS PRUDENCE by Linda Stanek
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"While not necessarily a first purchase, there's potential for a good storyteller to enliven the telling and introduce a small audience to a slice of turn-of-the-century New York. (Picture book. 6-8)"
While it strives to fit into the cheery mode of The Old Woman and Her Pig, this doesn't have the simplicity of the classic. Read full book review >

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Let There Be Linda by Rich Leder
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An irreverent novel that gleefully spins the plot into preposterousness."
Estranged brothers have a chance to reconcile when pursued by a ruthless loan shark and faced with caring for their mother, just back from the dead, in Leder's (Juggler, Porn Star, Monkey Wrench, 2014, etc.) comic thriller. Read full book review >

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Las inspiraciones y motivaciones del Sr. Castillo by Victor Castillo
NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 2015

"A charming collection of advice for creating a life that provides self-satisfaction and brings happiness to others."
ASpanish-languagecollection of inspiring meditations guiding the reader through a happy, fulfilled life. Read full book review >

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WHO ARE YOU, LINDA CONDRICK? by Patricia Carlon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A vintage 1962 whodunit: clever, understated, and altogether expert, though its did-she-or-didn't-she dynamic lacks the edge marking the best of the eight mysteries by Carlon (Death by Demonstration, 2001, etc.) already to reach American shores."
For years, the Forst family, sheepherders in the Australian outback's remote Leumah Valley, have depended on the bounty of matriarchal Ella Forst. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"No one has the temerity to claim that Brown was a cure-all for our nation's ills; perhaps this offering's greatest strength for young readers is the sense that Brown was part of a historical process—and so, now, are they. (Anthology. 10+)"
A nuanced collection thoughtfully commemorates, rather than celebrates, the 50th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Read full book review >