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Walters, Minette

Overview
Works: 393 works in 2,114 publications in 15 languages and 34,491 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery television programs  Made-for-TV movies  Audiobooks  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Interviewee, Dedicatee
Classifications: PR6073.A444, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Minette Walters
The breaker by Minette Walters( Book )

93 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,685 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 dark room by Junnosuke Yoshiyuki( Book )

73 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,531 WorldCat member 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 2,411 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
The shape of snakes by Minette Walters( Book )

79 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,372 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?
Fox evil by Minette Walters( Book )

50 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,206 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 )

47 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,131 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 )

108 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,983 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 )

120 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,753 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 )

63 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,655 WorldCat member 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 1,584 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?
Acid Row by Minette Walters( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visiting a crime-riddled housing project, unaware that a known pedophile lives there, Sophie Morrison learns that a child has gone missing and that the project's vigilantes are out in force, trapping Sophie with a man who is intent on hurting her
The cellar by Minette Walters( Book )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,144 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."--www.amazon.com
Innocent victims by Minette Walters( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 705 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 )

33 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 656 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 )

33 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 567 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 564 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
The dark room by Minette Walters( Recording )

41 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An heiress tries to kill herself after being jilted, but when she wakes from her coma, she can remember nothing. In order to unlock the nightmares, she must disturb terrifying memories
Chickenfeed by Minette Walters( Book )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 493 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 echo by Minette Walters( Recording )

30 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 446 WorldCat member 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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The breaker
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

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The dark roomThe chameleon's shadowThe shape of snakesFox evilThe devil's featherThe scold's bridleThe sculptressDisordered minds