Novelist Linda Castillo is renowned for mysteries, particularly her bestselling Amish series featuring Chief of Police Kate Burkholder. Castillo will speak at the library Wednesday, June 20, to introduce her newest thriller in the series, "Gone Missing." The event is co-sponsored by Elm Street Books and will take place at 7 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room.
As Castillo's previous thrillers in the series, "Gone Missing" is set within the Amish community, this time involving a rite of passage gone wrong. Rumspringa is traditionally a time when Amish teens are allowed out of the close knit community and allowed to experience life without Amish rules. But when one of the teenagers disappears without a trace, the excitement comes to a halt and panic and fear spread throughout the community. A body is found and murder becomes the focus. Chief Kate Burkholder, whose own Amish roots run deep, has to call upon all her personal resources and those of others to solve this horrific mystery.
Castillo was born and raised in Ohio where all her Amish thrillers are set. She is the author of 26 novels and the recipient of numerous industry awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, the Holt Medallion, the Golden Heart and a nomination for the prestigious Rita.
For additional information on this event and the Authors on Stage series contact the library at 203-594-5003, or visit newcanaanlibrary.org.