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British mystery writer Minette Walters began her literary career as a sub-editor at a romance publishing company. She wrote short stories and romance novels for a time before turning to writing mysteries. Her first mystery novel, The Ice House (1992), won the John Creasy Award for Best First Novel. Later novels have also been award winners. Scold's Bridle won a CWA Gold Dagger and The Sculptress (which was made into a BBC television play) won an Edgar Award. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Ice House 1,507 copies, 23 reviews
The Sculptress 1,492 copies, 26 reviews
The Breaker 1,442 copies, 21 reviews
The Scold's Bridle 1,425 copies, 23 reviews
The Dark Room 1,408 copies, 18 reviews
The Shape of Snakes 1,404 copies, 19 reviews
The Echo 1,288 copies, 19 reviews
Acid Row 1,236 copies, 17 reviews
Fox Evil 1,163 copies, 14 reviews
The Devil's Feather 1,063 copies, 31 reviews
Disordered Minds 1,002 copies, 27 reviews
The Chameleon's Shadow 746 copies, 32 reviews
Burning Point 498 copies, 8 reviews
The Last Hours 333 copies, 28 reviews
Chickenfeed 201 copies, 11 reviews

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