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Walters, Minette

Works: 448 works in 2,671 publications in 18 languages and 37,982 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Drama  Horror fiction  History  Historical fiction  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Author, Creator, Interviewee, Scribe, Dedicatee
Classifications: PR6073.A444, 823.914
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The dark room by Minette Walters( Book )

108 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hospitalized after an alleged suicide attempt, Jinx Kingsley, only daughter of millionaire Adam Kingsley, struggles to recover her memory with the help of Dr. Alan Protheroe, only to come face to face with a terrifying reality
The breaker by Minette Walters( Book )

112 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman's body washes on a beach in England and evidence shows she was raped. At the same time her little daughter is found wandering in a nearby village, screaming at any man who approaches her. A tale of psychological suspense
The echo by Minette Walters( Book )

120 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journalist in London investigates the mystery of a homeless man found dead in the garage of a wealthy woman. The woman is the wife of a merchant banker who absconded abroad with a vast sum of money. Not by chance her husband? The woman is not talking. By the author of The Ice House
The chameleon's shadow by Minette Walters( Book )

82 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Lieutenant Charles Acland is flown home from Iraq with serious head injuries, he faces not only permanent disfigurement but also an apparent change to his previously outgoing personality. Crippled by migraines, and suspicious of his psychiatrist, he begins to display sporadic bouts of aggression, particularly against women, especially his ex-fiancee who seems unable to accept that the relationship is over. After his injuries prevent his return to the army, he cuts all ties with his former life and moves to London. Alone and unmonitored, he sinks into a private world of guilt and paranoid distrust ... until a customer annoys him in a Bermondsey pub
The shape of snakes by Minette Walters( Book )

84 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Mrs.] Ranelagh is convinced one of her neighbors on Garden Street is guilty of murder. Was it racism or greed that drove one of them to leave poor Mad Annie Butts for dead in the gutter? Her compulsion to solve this case is so magnetic that you are there with her every step of the way."--Sheri Kraft, Alibi Books, Glenview, Ill. Two very different women are united in the moment that one dies, leading the other to spend twenty painstaking years trying to uncover the truth about what she believes was a murder, in this new novel from Edgar Award-winning, bestselling author Minette Walters. In just seven years, Minette Walters has burst from the ranks of mystery writers to become a bestselling author the world over and today's preeminent practitioner of psychological suspense. With constant comparisons to P.D. James and Ruth Rendell and a growing American audience, Walters is poised for breakout success with The Shape of Snakes, her finest, and most finely wrought, novel yet. November 1978. The winter of discontent. Britain is on strike. The dead lie unburied, garbage piles in the streets-and somewhere in West London a black woman dies in a rain-filled gutter. Known as "Mad Annie," she was despised by her neighbors. Her passing would have gone unmourned and unnoticed but for the young woman who finds her and who believes-apparently against reason-that Annie was murdered. But whatever the truth about Annie-whether she was as mad as her neighbors claimed, whether she lived in squalor as the police said, whether she cruelly mistreated the cats found starving in her house-something passed between her and Mrs. Ranelagh in the moment of death that binds this one woman to her cause for the next twenty years. But why is Mrs. Ranelagh so convinced it was murder, when, by her own account, Annie died without speaking? Why does the subject make her husband so angry that he refuses to talk about what happened that night? And why would any woman spend twenty painstaking years uncovering the truth-unless her reasons are personal?
Acid Row by Minette Walters( Book )

81 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Sophie Morrison visits a patient in a run-down housing project known as Acid Row, only to find herself being held hostage by a pedophile being hunted by an angry mob
Fox evil by Minette Walters( Book )

60 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When local gossips brand him a killer despite his wife's death by natural causes, wealthy British colonel James Lockyer-Fox draws the concern of his attorney, who discovers that his reclusive client is also being accused of far worse
The devil's feather by Minette Walters( Book )

53 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When five women are found brutally killed in Sierra Leone, journalist Connie Burns suspects that a British mercenary is acting out his sadistic fantasies, but her efforts to expose him are complicated by her traumatic experiences as a hostage in Baghdad
The scold's bridle by Minette Walters( Book )

112 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman doctor in an English village finds herself the center of some nasty attention from police as well as villagers. The will of a murdered woman names her the sole beneficiary and people assume she killed her. By the author of The Sculptress
The sculptress by Minette Walters( Book )

110 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalist Rosalind Leigh is commissioned to write a book about Olive Martin, who murdered her mother and sister five years ago
Disordered minds by Minette Walters( Book )

78 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1970, twenty-year-old Howard Stamp was convicted on disputed evidence of brutality murdering his grandmother in her home
The ice house by Minette Walters( Book )

94 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people of Streech village had never trusted the women living at the grange, because ten years ago Phoebe Maybury's husband David vanished from there. But does the discovery of an unidentifiable corpse in the old ice house mean that the police can finally close the case on his disappearance?
The cellar by Minette Walters( Book )

34 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the internationally bestselling, award-winning crime writer Minette Walters, The Cellar is a harrowing, compulsively readable novel about a family of African immigrants, the Songolis, and the dark secret they keep hidden in the depths of their seemingly respectable British home. On the day Mr. and Mrs. Songoli's young son fails to come home from school, fourteen-year-old Muna's fortunes change for the better. Until then, her bedroom was a dank windowless cellar, her activities confined to cooking and cleaning. Over the years, she had grown used to being abused by the Songoli family- to being their slave. Now that Scotland Yard has swarmed the Songoli house to investigate the disappearance of the son, Muna is given a real bedroom, real clothing, and treated, at least nominally, as a daughter. But her world remains confined. She is not allowed to go outside, doesn't know how to read or write, and cannot speak English. At least that's what the Songolis believe. Before long it becomes clear that young Muna is far cleverer -and her plans more terrifying- than the Songolis, or anyone else, can ever imagine."
The last hours by Minette Walters( Book )

27 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Black Death enters England through the port of Melcombe in Dorseteshire in June 1348, no one knows what manner of sickness it is or how it spreads and kills so quickly. The Church cites God as the cause, and religious fear grips the people as they come to believe that the plague is a punishment for wickedness. But Lady Anne of Develish has her own ideas. Educated by nuns, Anne is a rarity among women, being both literate and knowledgeable. With her brutal husband absent from Develish when news of this pestilence reaches her, she takes the decision to look for more sensible ways to protect her people than daily confessions of sin. Well-versed in the importance of isolating the sick from the well, she withdraws her people inside the moat that surrounds her manor house and refuses entry even to her husband. She makes an enemy of her daughter and her husband's steward by doing so, but her resolve is strengthened by the support of her leading serfs ... until food stocks run low and the nerves of all are tested by continued confinement and ignorance of what is happening in the world outside. The people of Develish are alive. But for how long? And what will they discover when the time comes for them to cross the moat?
Innocent victims by Minette Walters( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tinder box: When Patrick O'Riordan is arrested for murder, fellow villagers turn against him--except for his neighbor Siobhan Lavenham. But as the truth unravels, Siobhan begins to question everything she has believed
The tinder box by Minette Walters( Book )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chilling novella of prejudice, ambition and cunning as villagers react to a brutal double murder
The devil's feather : a novel by Minette Walters( Recording )

38 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plot revolves around unearthing a sadistic and misogynistic killer; the trauma of being kidnapped, and the instincts of survival and freedom
The chameleon's shadow by Minette Walters( Recording )

28 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under suspicion for murder, a British war veteran is forced to confront the issues behind his desperate existence before it's too late: Has he always been the duplicitous chameleon that his ex-fiancée accuses him of being? Can he control this newly apparent sinister side of his personality? And why, if he truly hates women, does he in the end seek help from a woman--someone as straightforward and self-disciplined as he is unsure and seemingly out of control--to repair the damage to his mind?--From publisher description
Chickenfeed by Minette Walters( Book )

31 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of the 'Chicken Farm Murder' which took place in East Sussex in 1924, Minette Walters brings a thrilling interpretation to this real-life mystery. Young Norman Roche gets caught up with Elsie Cameron and promises to marry her under duress. He buys a chicken farm to try to raise the funds for the wedding. But under financial and emotional stress, he finds himself in an untenable situation ... but does he resort to murder to escape Elsie's clutches?
The ice house by C Parr( Visual )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years ago, Phoebe Maybury's hateful husband David disappeared from Streech Grange. Now, a naked, unidentifiable corpse has been discovered in the icehouse on the Grange and Inspectors Walsh and McLoughlin have to decide whose it is, whether he was murdered; and who killed him
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Alternative Names
Jebb, Minette, 1949-....

Jebb, Minette Caroline Mary 1949-

Minette Walters

Minette Walters Brits journaliste

Minette Walters écrivaine britannique

Minette Walters englische Schriftstellerin

Minette Walters scrittrice inglese

Uolters, Maĭnet

Uolters, Maĭnet 1949-

Voltersa, Minete

Минет Уолтърс

וולטרס, מינט

מינט וולטרס סופרת בריטית

미넷 월터스

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