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Walters, Minette

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Works: 393 works in 2,114 publications in 15 languages and 34,491 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Suspense fiction  Television adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery television programs  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Author, Creator, Interviewee, Dedicatee
Classifications: PR6073.A444, 823.914
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The breaker by Minette Walters( Book )
93 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,689 libraries worldwide
A woman's body washes up on a deserted shore on the south coast of England and her traumatized three-year-old daughter is discovered 20 miles away, alone and apparently abandoned. As the investigation proceeds, police shift their attention from a loner obsessed with pornography to the woman's husband
The dark room by Minette Walters( Book )
73 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,540 libraries worldwide
In England, photographer Jinx Kingsley, a millionaire's daughter, is pulled from a bloody car wreck after her fiance, Leo, took off with her best friend, Meg. Suicide or a cover, wonders Superintendent Cheever. The same day saw the death of Leo and Meg in a manner resembling the death, some years earlier, of Jinx's husband, Russell, after his affair with Meg
The chameleon's shadow by Minette Walters( Book )
67 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,414 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
The shape of snakes by Minette Walters( Book )
79 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,380 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?
Fox evil by Minette Walters( Book )
50 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,212 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 )
47 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,142 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 )
108 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,991 libraries worldwide
Dr. Sarah Blakeney is one of very few mourners when her sharp-tongued patient, Mathilda Gillespie, dies at home in the bathtub, apparently of suicide. The woman has taken barbiturates, slit her wrists, and bound her head in a rusted device called a scold's bridle, a cage with tongue clamps used to torture women in the Middle Ages. The police start to suspect homicide right around the time they learn that Sarah has been generously included in the dead woman's will. When she becomes the prime suspect in the murder, it's up to Sarah to delve into the bizarre details of Mathilda's private life -- a history of greed, abuse, and depravity -- and uncover the real killer
The sculptress by Minette Walters( Book )
120 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,752 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 )
63 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,665 libraries worldwide
In 1970, twenty-year-old Howard Stamp was convivted on disputed evidence of brutally murdering his grandmother in her home. Less than three years later he was dead, driven to suicide by self-hatred and relentless bullying by other prisoners. A fate befitting a murderer, perhaps, but what if he was innocent? When Dr Jonathan Hughes re-examines Stamp's case, his research leads him to believe that Stamp was wrongly convicted
The ice house by Minette Walters( Book )
88 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,581 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?
Acid Row by Minette Walters( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,241 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
The cellar by Minette Walters( Book )
16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,135 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."--www.amazon.com
Innocent victims by Minette Walters( Book )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 707 libraries worldwide
Chickenfeed: Based on a true story, this novella follows the tempestuous relationship of Elsie and Norman, Elise's death, and Norman's conviction for murder. But did he really commit this heinous crime? Readers are left to decide for themselves
The tinder box by Minette Walters( Book )
33 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 658 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( Sound Recording )
34 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 568 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( Sound Recording )
29 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 553 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-fianceþe 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?
The dark room by Minette Walters( Sound Recording )
42 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 509 libraries worldwide
The newspaper reported the case with relish. Jane (Jinx) Kingsley, fashion photographer and heiress, tried to kill herself after being unceremoniously jilted by her fiance, Leo Wallader. Leo has disappeared - together with Jinx's best friend Meg Harris. But when she wakes from her coma, Jinx can remember nothing about her alleged suicide attempt. Nevertheless, Jinx is convinced that she would never try to kill herself over Leo ... Surely it was she who wanted to break the engagement
Chickenfeed by Minette Walters( Book )
25 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 494 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 Minette Walters( visu )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 477 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
The echo by Minette Walters( Sound Recording )
30 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 450 libraries worldwide
London journalist Mchael Deacon investigates the bizarre death of a homeless man who starved to death next to a freezer full of food in a socialite's garage.--
 
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Alternative Names
Jebb, Minette Caroline Mary 1949-
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
미넷 월터스
ウォルターズ, ミネット
ミネット・ウォルターズ
米涅·渥特絲
米涅·渥特丝
Languages
English (713)
German (126)
French (54)
Spanish (48)
Chinese (27)
Swedish (23)
Polish (6)
Japanese (3)
Croatian (3)
Lithuanian (2)
Portuguese (2)
Russian (1)
Hebrew (1)
Hungarian (1)
Korean (1)
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