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Walters, Minette

Overview
Works: 449 works in 1,920 publications in 4 languages and 38,912 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Drama  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery television programs  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery stories, English 
Roles: Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Dedicatee
Classifications: PR6073.A444, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Minette Walters
The dark room by Minette Walters ( Book )
57 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 2,752 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 echo by Minette Walters ( Book )
75 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,749 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 breaker by Minette Walters ( Book )
42 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,687 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 chameleon's shadow by Minette Walters ( Book )
44 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and held by 2,552 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
Acid Row by Minette Walters ( Book )
47 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,508 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
The shape of snakes by Minette Walters ( Book )
50 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,502 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 )
46 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,385 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 )
30 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 2,254 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 )
56 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,975 WorldCat member 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 )
45 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,698 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
The ice house by Minette Walters ( Book )
55 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,602 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?
Disordered minds by Minette Walters ( Book )
21 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1970, twenty-year-old Howard Stamp was convicted on disputed evidence of brutality murdering his grandmother in her home
Innocent victims by Minette Walters ( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 685 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 )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A chilling novella of prejudice, ambition and cunning as villagers react to a brutal double murder
The dark room by Minette Walters ( Recording )
20 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An heiress tries to kill herself after being jilted, but when she awakes from her coma, she can remember nothing. In order to unlock the nightmares, she must disturb terrifying memories
The chameleon's shadow by Minette Walters ( Recording )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 461 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
Disordered minds by Minette Walters ( Book )
20 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thirty years after the death of an innocent man in prison, a social anthropologist discovers his case file and determines to track down the real killer. But sleeping dogs are best left alone
The ice house by C Parr ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and German and held by 405 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
The sculptress by Minette Walters ( Recording )
18 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Rosalind Leigh starts to write a book about a woman found guilty of murdering her mother and sister, she becomes convinced that Olive is hiding something, perhaps even her innocence
Chickenfeed by Minette Walters ( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 367 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?
 
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Alternative Names
Jebb, Minette Caroline Mary 1949- Frueherer Name
Uolters, Maĭnet
Uolters, Maĭnet 1949-
Voltersa, Minete
וולטרס, מינט
ウォルターズ, ミネット
Languages
English (662)
German (19)
Danish (4)
Portuguese (1)
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