Search Results: "Linda Castillo"


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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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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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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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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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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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NANA IN THE CITY by Lauren Castillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A sweet story for country-mouse readers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A child learns to appreciate Nana's urban environs. Read full book review >

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I ASK THE IMPOSSIBLE by Ana Castillo
Released: March 27, 2001

"Energetic, down-to-earth."
"I ask the impossible: love me forever," Castillo's second collection begins. Read full book review >

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IN BETWEEN MEN by Mary Castillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2006

"The premise of Castillo's third novel, after Hot Tamara (2005), fizzles with too-few romantic twists and a humdrum plot."
Mousy Isa Avellan is voted by her students to be the school's least sexy teacher, and soon the single soccer mom is on her way to a revamped image and a backseat love affair. Read full book review >

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THE GUARDIANS by Ana Castillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"A nuanced, vibrant look at the American experience through Mexican-American eyes."
Pride and tragedy unfold in this tale of Mexican Americans navigating the artificial border that splits their ancestral homeland. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"An often engaging fusion of Chicana realism and Aztec mythologizing that ultimately lacks weight."
Novelist and poet Castillo (Father Was a Toltec, 1995, etc.) combines her arts in this "novel in verse." Read full book review >