On June 21, New York Times Bestselling author Linda Castillo will join the Learned Owl Book Shop’s Book Club in a Bar to talk about her series of thrillers. These gritty police procedurals are set in a fictional Ohio Amish community. The talk kicks off at 7 p.m., upstairs at the Old Whedon Grille (200 N Main St, Hudson).
Book Club in a Bar is the Learned Owl’s no-rules, drop-in book club, which meets at a local watering hole every month. In preparation for meeting the author, the club is reading Castillo’s first thriller, Sworn to Silence (available in paperback at The Learned Owl Book Shop, 204 N Main St, Hudson). Participants may register in advance at the book shop, by calling 330-653-2252, or just drop in at the Old Whedon Grille on the night of the talk.
The club will also be celebrating the release of Castillo’s latest book, Breaking Silence, which goes on sale for the first time the night of the meeting. When a tragic accident becomes linked to a series of hate crimes, a purely local investigation gets a lot more complicated, revealing a grisly reality behind the placid appearance of a seemingly idyllic rural town.
Castillo’s thrillers focus on Kate Burkholder, Police Chief of the fictional burg, Painters Mill, Ohio. Formerly Amish herself, Kate is no stranger to the secrets kept from “English” neighbors. Her insight into both cultures makes her job easier, but her life far more complex. Castillo’s work has been compared to that of Karen Slaughter and Julia Spencer-Fleming. The Kate Burkholder crime series is published by St. Martin’s Minotaur.
For more information, contact the Learned Owl Book Shop at 330-653-2252.