Minette Walters





Minette Walters

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September 26, 1949

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Minette Walters (born 26 September 1949) is a British mystery writer. After studying at Trevelyan College, University of Durham, she began writing in 1987 with The Ice House, which was published in 1992. She followed this with The Sculptress (1993), which received the 1994 Edgar Award for Best Novel. She has been published in 35 countries and won many awards.

The Sculptress has been adapted for television in a BBC series starring Pauline Quirke. Her novels The Ice House, The Echo, The Dark Room, and The Scold's Bridle have also been adapted by the BBC.



Average rating: 3.75 · 36,773 ratings · 1,612 reviews · 32 distinct works · Similar authors
The Sculptress
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 5,618 ratings — published 1993 — 57 editions
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The Ice House
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 4,922 ratings — published 1992 — 44 editions
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The Scold's Bridle
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 4,789 ratings — published 1994 — 44 editions
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The Dark Room
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 2,694 ratings — published 1995 — 45 editions
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The Shape of Snakes
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 2,603 ratings — published 2000 — 44 editions
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Acid Row
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 2,515 ratings — published 1999 — 32 editions
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The Echo
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 2,273 ratings — published 1997 — 40 editions
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The Breaker
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 2,222 ratings — published 1998 — 38 editions
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Disordered Minds
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 2,022 ratings — published 2003 — 33 editions
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Fox Evil
3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 2,137 ratings — published 2002 — 48 editions
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“It's [the word “sorry”] the most infuriating word in the English language. Just a cheap way to behave badly then shelve responsibility by putting the onus on the other person to be forgiving.”
Minette Walters, The Chameleon's Shadow

“Life is pure farce from beginning to end, with a little
black comedy thrown in for shade. If it was anything
else, mankind would have stuck his collective head in
the gas oyen years ago. No one could tolerate seventy
years of tragedy. When I die - probably of cancer -
Jane has prornised to put on my tombstone: "Here
lies Anne Cattrell who laughed her way through it.
The joke was on her but at least she knew it." (The Ice House)”
Minette Walters

“It was a slaughterhouse, the most horrific scene I have ever witnessed...”
Minette Walters

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