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In "De Tondeldoos" wordt het rustige Engelse dorpje Sowerbridge opgeschrikt door de brute roofmoord op de 93-jarige Lavinia Fanshaw en haar verzorgster. De politie arresteert al snel de jonge Ier Patrick O'Riordan.
Dan, op de eerste dag van zijn proces, wordt de cottage van Patricks ouders in brand gestoken en komt een tweede gruwelijke misdaad aan het licht. Vanaf dat mome
Paperback, Maand van het spannende boek, 96 pages
Published 1999 by CPNB
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Maria João Fernandes
"A vingança pessoal é muito mais agradável do que qualquer coisa que a lei possa proporcionar."

Numa pequena comunidade inglesa, uma família de irlandeses é alvo constante de preconceito e vítima de violência, física e verbal, por parte de quem se recusa a aceitá-los como iguais. Tal como no livro "O Caso da Criança Desaparecida" Minette Walters expõe a maldade inerente ao ser humano, que é capaz de infligir as piores atrocidades aos seus semelhantes.

Nesta breve história, as personagens, que se d
This little book was a very pleasant surprise. I have read some of Minette Walters' other books and they are always good but often a bit grisly and gory. This book was a tale of the snobbery that can exist in a small English village and how you were either accepted by the clique or not. Added to this though there is another form of prejudice and that is racial, it is decided among the 'respectable' villagers that the perpetrator of any crime in the village must be one of the O'Riordan family bec ...more
Listened to this on a couple of CDs. It was so short I thought at first it had been abridged, but in fact, unlike most of Walters' books, this one actually is a shortie.

This has a lot of neat twists, but I wasn't entirely convinced by all the explaining at the end. I never quite understood how the main character Siobhan was so involved in everything. She was supposed to have a full-time job, but never did it at any time during the story! The story seems mostly to be about misunderstandings, and
When I first read this, I got confused by the dating, but this time I read it slowly, following the dating. The story starts well, but does not have a convincing ending.
I seem to be on a bit of a bad run of books recently, if this one hadn't been so short I probably wouldn't have bothered finishing it.

Two old ladies are brutally murdered and suspicion falls on a local man, but is he actually guilty or is he just getting the blame because the villagers don't like him or his family.

I think I might've just made it seem a bit more exciting than it actually is.

None of the characters are particularly likeable so I didn't really care what happened to any of them and
Die 93jährige Lavinia Fanshaw und ihre Haushälterin wurden in ihrem Haus in dem kleinen Dorf Sowerbridge brutal ermordet. Sehr schnell fällt der Verdacht auf den arbeitslosen Iren Patrick O'Riordan, dessen Familie schon seit langem im Ort verachtet wird. Lediglich Siobham Lavenham, auch sie Irin, ist nicht überzeugt, dass Patrick der Täter ist.
Was auf den ersten Blick als klassischer Krimi erscheint, erweist sich jedoch vielmehr als eine Gesellschaftsstudie über Engstirnigkeit und Intoleranz, s
Amanda Ishtayeh
Ms. Walters is obviously a very good writer who is not stuck in "form writing". This book is two novella's. Both of these stories were so different and I loved one and could have cared less about the other. The first, Chickenfeed, is written regarding a true crime event and the last one, The Tinder Box, just had too many names in it for me to follow. Worth a look and a very quick read.
Sonia Cristina
A minha estreia com esta autora foi com um livro bem pequenino; acredito que não seja o ideal para ficar a conhecer o talento desta autora policial (um dos meus géneros preferidos), mas acho que percebi qual é o seu estilo e que me agrada.

Não foi um livro de ação e adrenalina, os personagens eram "esquisitos", todos falsos e mentirosos. O que me surpreendeu mesmo foi saber o autor daquela trama.

Confesso que não percebi muito bem o seu motivo e fiquei desapontada como é que o inspetor percebeu q
Susanne O'Grady
I am a big fan of Minette Walters. This is a short story, so it is nowhere near is complex as her other books. It is a tale of prejudice in a small English village. This prejudice leads to the characters making assumptions about others giving rise to the central conflict of the story.
I didn’t realise this was so short when I bought it and I have never liked short stories as I feel there’s just not enough time to really get into the characters. This felt rushed and more like it was a writing exercise that a fully finished story. I like the author so I will read more of hers but I didn’t really enjoy this one.
Um pequeno livro com tanto para dizer e pensar.

Achei este caso, simplesmente genial.

O preconceito entre Irlandeses e Ingleses é a base aparente, mas quando acabamos de ler o livro todo vemos que há mais para além da superfície.

O preconceito e as primeiras impressões numa pequena comunidade, quando não controladas ou amenizadas, podem levar a consequências catastróficas como um incêndio fatal ou mesmo a um assassínio.

Mas o que me deixou ainda mais "abananada" foi sem dúvida o carácter de uma pers
A brief treatise on prejudice and how quickly these feelings can escalate in a small community. In this case it's English and Irish but it could translate to anywhere. Well written (she's one of my favorites) and tightly suspenseful for just over 100 pages.
Also a short I read before and found myself with again.

Tale of prejudice in crime and criminal intent. Interesting take on the relationships in England during the 70's.
This is my second book of Minette Walters and already I am bored with the plot twists. The plot twist was not convincing enough to spend a good four hours on this.
Ich liebe Minette Walters Stil. Die Geschichte hat mich nicht umgehauen, aber alleine für die Wortwahl hat es sich gelohnt.
great; all the usual twists and the themes of prejudice and vigilantism
Another good read by Minette Walters, will take less than a day to read, a good short story.
Would love to read more of her.
Han Le flueff
Great writing style, didn't much care for the story though.
Sarah S
Ich hab in diese Story absolut nicht rein gefunden. Sehr merkwürdige Schreibweise für mich. Leider hatte das Buch auch keine zweite Chance verdient
For some reason, I don't think she did a great job with most of the figures this time. It might have been the brevity of the story that didn't allow a more detailed introduction/ presentation of them. Most of the key figures actually never really 'show up' in the book, they are only described in retrospect or through conversations. It was all a bit hard to believe. Certainly not one of her masterpieces.
I really like Minette Walters books but this one was just too short to really get me into the story. It was a nice little story and I never would have guessed who the real murderer was but I wasn't really absorbed in the story.
Enjoyable little novella by Minette Walters. I have always loved her writing, and I wasn't disappointed. I thought I had read everything by her, so this was a nice little discovery at the library.
Melinda Worfolk
Found this is the book basket at a B&B we stayed at--it's short and thus I was able to finish it while we were there. Not the best mystery I've read, but engaging and kept my interest until the end.
Tanuj Solanki
I shall read more Minette Walters. This one seems a minor work, although it definitely had the chops.
A short novella from Minette Walters, who always produces interesting work. The story involves bigotry betw the English and Irish, a murder mystery and in the end nice twists and turns.
Frau Walters kanns besser! Dieses Buch ist aber mit seinen knapp 140 Seiten ein untypisches Minette Walters Buch. Fragmentartig aufgebaut, die Zeitsprünge verwirren manchmal etwas.
Lesley Ann
An early shorter book by Minette. She has a wonderful ability to create intrigue in the lives of ordinary people and communities and make you care. A surprise on every page.
Kaoru Suzuki
The story reminds me of TV drama series of Agatha Christie. Characters described by Minette Walters are so real and attractive. I love them all, especially women are so cool.
Leuk boekje voor tussendoor, maar niet heel bijzonder. Ik vond de combinatie van de twee tijden soms verwarrend, er zat maar een paar maanden tussen.
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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.

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