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Minette Walters

Author of The Ice House

47+ Works 18,002 Members 382 Reviews 66 Favorited

About the Author

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. show more 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) show less
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Works by Minette Walters

The Ice House (1992) 1,606 copies, 23 reviews
The Sculptress (1993) 1,571 copies, 28 reviews
The Breaker (1998) 1,526 copies, 21 reviews
The Scold's Bridle (1994) 1,507 copies, 25 reviews
The Dark Room (1995) 1,504 copies, 21 reviews
The Shape of Snakes (2000) 1,493 copies, 19 reviews
The Echo (1997) 1,387 copies, 20 reviews
Acid Row (2001) 1,307 copies, 16 reviews
Fox Evil (2002) 1,242 copies, 14 reviews
The Devil's Feather (2005) 1,121 copies, 32 reviews
Disordered Minds (2003) 1,061 copies, 27 reviews
The Chameleon's Shadow (2007) 787 copies, 31 reviews
Burning Point (1999) 526 copies, 9 reviews
The Last Hours (2017) 441 copies, 31 reviews
Chickenfeed (2006) 217 copies, 12 reviews

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DNF at 200 pages/37%

I love this time period and was ready to settle in with a chonky book and be immersed. Unfortunately, the characters were one-note without any nuance and I was bored, to be honest.
 
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LynnMPK | 30 other reviews | Jul 2, 2024 |
Absolute quality

Beautifully written and researched as I have come to expect from this Author's Historical fiction, atmospheric descriptive intelligent storytelling, with a real feel for time and place. Engaging from first to last page with superb characterisation throughout. A clever mix of fictional and real people.
Completely and utterly recommended.
 
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Gudasnu | 4 other reviews | Apr 30, 2024 |
Sorry, Minette, it's not you, it's the incest.
 
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LaurenThemself | 24 other reviews | Feb 20, 2024 |
A homeless man dies of starvation in a garage next to a freezer full of food. Why did he pick that garage and why didn't he eat any of the food he had access to? As journalist Michael Deacon looks into the story, he unravels a complex plot linking 2 unsolved disappearances in the past.
 
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bookworm3091 | 19 other reviews | Feb 11, 2024 |

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