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Books and profile for Minette Walters

The Breaker by Minette Walters

‘The Breaker’ is Minette Walters’ 6th novel. Like all of her books that I’ve read, the plot forms a fairly minor part of the book, with the real impact being in getting inside the heads of the main characters. Two … Continue reading

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The Cellar by Minette Walters

‘The Cellar’ is Minette Walters’ latest novel (or novella) and is a riveting tale of abuse, deprivation and revenge. The Songali family obtained Muna from an orphanage when she was 8 years old. Muna is now 14 and has been … Continue reading

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Chickenfeed by Minette Walters

‘Chickenfeed’ is a ‘quick reads’ short story that Minette Walters has based on a true crime that occurred in the 1920s. Elsie Cameron has always had difficulty forming relationships – particularly with the opposite sex. She is moody, paranoid and … Continue reading

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The Tinderbox by Minette Walters

‘The Tinderbox is a short story by Minette Walters which is based on a true crime. It has the feel of one of her full-sized novels. I’m amazed that so much murder prejudice and bigotry can be crammed into so … Continue reading

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The Echo by Minette Walters

‘The Echo’ like most Minette Walters novels addresses social issues through a number of brilliantly portrayed characters. Journalist Michael Deacon has been working on a story about homelessness in London. One of the people who he interviews is Amanda Powell. … Continue reading

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A Dreadful Murder by Minette Walters

‘A Dreadful Murder’ is a short story based on a real 100 year old unsolved murder. Caroline Luard was murdered in 1908 and though many in the community suspected her husband – Major General Charles Luard, the evidence was against … Continue reading

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The Sculptress by Minette Walters

‘The Sculptress is another absolutely chilling novel from Minette Walters. Rosalind Leigh is a best-selling writer who has struggled to write since suffering a tragedy. In order to resurrect her career, she is assigned the task of writing about the … Continue reading

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The Dark Room by Minette Walters

When Jinx Kingsley, daughter of a wealthy business man, wakes up in a hospital room, she can’t remember anything about how she got there, or anything else from the previous two weeks. The last thing that Jinx remembers is saying … Continue reading

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The Ice House by Minette Walters

The Ice House is a great psychological thriller. It was the first book published by Minette Walters and it is easy to see why it won the CWA John Creasey Award and why the book has been adapted for TV … Continue reading

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Minette Walters Profile and Books

The two writers who are capable of completely creeping me out are Minette Walters and Ruth Rendell (apart from the Wexford series). They are both absolute masters of the psychological thriller. Interestingly Minette Walters is a huge fan of Ruth … Continue reading

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