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									Minette WaltersMinette Walters
One of Britain's most popular crime novelists, Minette Walters has attracted as many fans in the U.S. as she has in the U.K. Ever since her first novel, The Ice House, received the esteemed British John Creasey Award for best first crime novel in 1992, Walters has continued to win awards and accolades for her dark thrillers.

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Fact File

Name:
Minette Walters
Current Home:
Dorchester, Dorset, England
Date of Birth:
September 26, 1949
Place of Birth:
Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
Education:
B.A. in French, Dunelm (Durham University), 1971
Awards:
Edgar and Macavity Awards for The Sculptress, 1993; CWA Gold for The Scold’s Bridle, 1994; Pelle Rosenkrantz Award for The Shape of Snakes, 2002





Walters's Latest

Published Works

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								The Devil's Feather, Author: 
								Minette Walters.

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The Devil's Feather
by Minette Walters
From our Editors: "To understand why we're such huge fans of British crime writer Minette Walters, check out The Devil's Feather, an almost unbearably intense psychological thriller that tracks the insidious path of terrorism across three continents."

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								The Scold's Bridle, Author: 
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*  The Ice House (1992)
*  The Sculptress (1993)
*  The Dark Room (1995)
*  The Echo (1997)
*  The Breaker (1998)
*  The Shape of Snakes (2000)
*  Acid Row (2001)
*  Fox Evil (2002)
*  The Devil's Feather (2006)

*  See the Minette Walters chronology


A Writer's Relief

"I began my working life as a magazine journalist," Walters reveals in our exclusive interview, "and became an editor of a romantic fiction magazine before turning freelance and writing dark crime thrillers. When asked why I switched from romance to crime, I say: ‘If you'd had to read as many syrupy romances as I did, you, too, would find relief in killing people.' "



Walters's Inspiration

Favorite Writers and Reads

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								The Power and the Glory, Author: 
								Graham Greene.

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The Power and the Glory
by Graham Greene
In our interview with Walters, she named Graham Greene as a favorite writer, explaining, "He explored the angst of the human condition in some of the most beautiful and compelling prose I know.... If I have to choose one of his books, I’d nominate The Power and the Glory because the sad little whisky-priest hero...is the sort of quiet, unassuming hero that keeps us all on track."

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								The Moonstone, Author: 
								Wilkie Collins.

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The Moonstone
by Wilkie Collins
Walters chose Wilkie Collins's The Moonstone as a favorite book, telling us, "It reads as well today as it did when it was first published in the 19th century. Collins was a friend of Charles Dickens, and his work has the same gritty realism and attention to detail that Dickens had." Read our interview with Walters to learn more about her favorite writers and reads, including:

*The House on the Strand  by Daphne du Maurier
*To Kill a Mockingbird  by Harper Lee
*The Talented Mr. Ripley  by Patricia Highsmith
*Dracula   by Bram Stoker
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