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Bestselling Mystery Author Linda Castillo Visits Stark County District Library

June 29, 2017 (Canton, Ohio) – Stark County District Library invites guests to participate in an exciting discussion with New York Times bestselling mystery author Linda Castillo at the Perry Sippo Branch on July 13th from 2-3 p.m. and at the Lake Community Branch on July 13th from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Best known for her thrilling Amish mysteries set in Holmes County, Ohio, Castillo will discuss her newest release “Down a Dark Road”. Fan favorite Kate Burkholder returns as she is enlisted to help a fallen Amish man convicted of murdering his wife prove his innocence after escaping from prison. Copies of “Down a Dark Road” will be available for purchase and autograph at the event. Both of the presentations are made possible through the support of the Friends of the Library (FOL).

Based on the author’s popularity, the library anticipates these presentations to be very well received by the community. Marianna DiGiacomo, Director of Community Services, is pleased to have Castillo return as a speaker. “We are excited to once again host Linda Castillo at two of our libraries. She’s such a dynamic speaker and always draws a big crowd when she visits the library,” said DiGiacomo.

Castillo is originally from Ohio, where her Amish thrillers are set. She wrote her first novel at age thirteen and has since published 30 books for three New York publishing houses and won numerous industry awards including the Daphne du Maurier Award, the Holt Medallion, and a nomination for the RITA. Her debut thriller, “Sworn to Silence,” spent four weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and eventually was adapted into a two-hour movie re-titled “An Amish Murder.”

Registration is requested for both of Castillo’s free presentations. Please call 330-452-0665 or visit to register. Perry Sippo Branch is located at 5710 12th St. NW, Canton, Ohio 44708. Lake Community Branch is located at 565 Market Ave SW, Uniontown, Ohio 44685.


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