Kate Burkholder series

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Outsider

In Outsider, the twelfth installment in the Kate Burkholder mystery series, author Linda Castillo gives readers a few more glimpses into the past of our series heroine. Previous books have given us quite a bit of background information on Kate's early life, but here, the focus shifts to her first fe ...

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After the Storm

A little bit over one percent of the crime in Pennsylvania is committed by the Amish. Most of that crime consists of drunken driving violations done by young people during the time they call Rumspringa, a period where they are allowed to experiment with the English world while trying to decide if th ...

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Breaking Silence

This is the third in the author’s mystery series set in Ohio Amish country. I haven’t read the previous entries, but this worked for me as a standalone. With a flawed main character, an unusual mode of murder, and a setting peppered with insights into conflicts between the Amish and Englishers, ...

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Pray for Silence

When a police officer stops for a leak and a cigarette on a quiet back road the last thing he expects is to hear horrifying screams. But what he finds when he responds to those screams makes him want to do a little terrified screeching of his own. That he found it on a peaceful Amish farm makes the ...