Kate Burkholder Series by Linda Castillo

4.09 · 129 ratings
  • Sworn to Silence (Kate Burkholder #1)

    Sworn to Silence (Kate Burkholder #1)

    Linda Castillo

    · 25 ratings · published 2011

    When a serial killer strikes bucolic Painters Mill, Ohio, the killer's signature -—Roman numerals ritualistically carved into each victim's abdomen- —matches the MO of four unsolved murders from 16 years earlier. Police chief Kate Burkholder, who's reluctant to dredge up the past, must keep secret that she knows why the old murders stopped... more

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  • Pray for Silence (Kate Burkholder #2)

    Pray for Silence (Kate Burkholder #2)

    Linda Castillo

    · 26 ratings · published 2011

    The Plank family moved from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to join the small Amish community of Painters Mill less than a year ago and seemed the model of the Plain Life—until on a cold October night, the entire family of seven was found slaughtered on their farm. Police Chief Kate Burkholder and her small force have few clues, no motive, and no suspect... more

  • Breaking Silence (Kate Burkholder #3)

    Breaking Silence (Kate Burkholder #3)

    Linda Castillo

    · 21 ratings · published 2012

    Police Chief Kate Burkholder is called to the scene of a horrific tragedy on a peaceful Amish farm. The Slabaugh family are model Amish farmers, prosperous and hardworking, with four children and a happy extended family. When the parents and an uncle are found dead in their barn, it appears to be a gruesome accident: methane gas asphyxiation caused by a poorly ventilated cesspit... more

  • Gone Missing (Kate Burkholder #4)

    Gone Missing (Kate Burkholder #4)

    Linda Castillo

    · 19 ratings · published 2013

    Linda Castillo’s bestselling series has been called “gripping” [People] and “impossible to put down” [Bookpage] and the “teeth chattering suspense” [USA Today] continues with GONE MISSING—a deeply chilling novel about a rite of passage gone horribly wrong. Rumspringa is the time when Amish teens are allowed to experience life without the rules. It’s an exciting time of personal discovery and growth before committing to the church... more

  • Her Last Breath (Kate Burkholder #5)

    Her Last Breath (Kate Burkholder #5)

    Linda Castillo

    · 19 ratings · published 2014

    An extraordinarily beautiful Amish woman, a dangerous femme fatale, is the central figure in a story that reveals a dark side of Painters Mill and its seemingly perfect Amish world A rainy night, an Amish father returning home with his three children, a speeding car hurtling toward them out of nowhere. What at first seems like a tragic, but routine car accident  suddenly takes on a more sinister cast as evidence emerges that nothing about the crash is accidental... more

  • The Dead Will Tell (Kate Burkholder #6)

    The Dead Will Tell (Kate Burkholder #6)

    Linda Castillo

    · 19 ratings · published 2014

    Everyone in Painters Mill knows the abandoned Hochstetler farm is haunted. But only a handful of the residents remember the terrible secrets lost in the muted/hushed whispers of time—and now death is stalking them, seemingly from the grave. On a late-night shift, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called to the scene of an apparent suicide—an old man found hanging from the rafters in his dilapidated barn... more

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