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The Shape of Snakes [used book]

By: Minette Walters

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2000

Seller ID: 000922

ISBN: 1865083348

Condition: Good


'I could never decide whether Mad Annie was murdered because she was mad or because she was black.' It is 1978 in London - the winter of discontent. Strikes are an everyday occurrence and the Ranelaghs' neighbour, Mad Annie, is discovered dying in the gutter, almost obscured by piles of rubbish. The other residents of Graham Road do little to disguise their satisfaction at her death and in this environment of growing racial and class unrest, M. Ranelagh, the narrator, takes up a solitary, and dangerously unpopular, defence against the vilification of Mad Annie. So dangerous that M. and her hus... View more info

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Disordered Minds [used book]

By: Minette Walters

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2003

Seller ID: 000997

ISBN: 1741142121

Condition: Good


When people are frightened, there's always a presumption of guilt if your face doesn't fit ...' In 1970 Howard Stamp, a retarded twenty-year-old, was convicted on disputed evidence and a retracted confession of brutally murdering his grandmother in her Dorset 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 were innocent? More than a quarter of a century later, anthropologist and author Jonathan Hughes re-examines Stamp's case for a book on injustice. His research lea... View more info

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The Chameleon's Shadow [used book]

By: Minette Walters

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2007

Seller ID: 1741752299

ISBN: 1741752299

Condition: Good


When Lieutenant Charles Acland is flown home from Iraq with serious head injuries, he faces not only permanent disfigurement but also an apparent change to his personality. Crippled by migraines, he becomes increasingly isolated and withdrawn and starts to display sporadic bouts of aggression ...particularly against women ...Rejecting medical advice, Acland discharges himself from hospital and cuts all ties with his former life and moves to London. Alone and unmonitored, he sinks into a private world of guilt and paranoia ...until a customer annoys him in a Bermondsey pub. He attracts the atte... View more info

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The Scold's Bridle [used book]

By: Minette Walters

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen and Unwin: 1995

Seller ID: 186373872X

ISBN: 186373872X

Condition: Good


Winner, Gold Dagger Award (Best Crime Novel), Crime Writers' Association Awards (UK),1994 'All of Walter's trademarks: bizarre crime, wicked women, taut suspense' Susan Geason A triumph of brilliant, unnerving story-telling from the internationally acclaimed author of The Sculptress, winner of the Crime Writer's John Creasey Award. Mathilda Gillespie has been dead for days. Her corpse lies in the bath. Pills have spilled on the floor. She has used a Stanley knife to slash her wrists. Or has she? Obscuring the old woman's face is a rusted metal cage - a scold's bridle grotesquely laced with net... View more info

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The Dark Room [used book]

By: Minette Walters

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 1995

Seller ID: 001571

ISBN: 186448148X

Condition: Good


'Something had happened. . . something so terrible that she was too frightened to search her memory for it. . .' When Jane 'Jinx' Kingsley, daughter of a ruthless millionaire, emerges from a coma, she remembers nothing of the last few days: not that she's been jilted by her fiance, Leo, and betrayed by Meg, her best friend; not her own supposed suicide attempt. With the disappearance of Leo and Meg, Jinx is haunted by horrifying flashes of memory . . and the police seem determined to trap her into an admission of murder. While they investigate, she faces the worst nightmare of her life - unrav... View more info

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The Sculptress [used book]

By: Minette Walters

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 1994

Edition: 12

Seller ID: 001572

ISBN: 0330330373

Condition: Good


In prison, they call her the Sculptress for the strange figurines she carves-symbols of the day she hacked her mother and sister to pieces and reassembled them in a blood-drenched jigsaw. Sullen, menacing, grotesquely fat, Olive Martin is burned-out journalist Rosalind Leigh's only hope of getting a new book published. But as she interviews Olive in her cell, Roz finds flaws in the Sculptress's confession. Is she really guilty as she insists? Drawn into Olive's world of obsessive lies and love, nothing can stop Roz's pursuit of the chilling, convoluted truth. Not the tidy suburbanites who wou... View more info

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The Breaker [used book]

By: Minette Walters

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 1998

Seller ID: 001593

ISBN: 1864489367

Condition: Good


Twelve hours after a woman's broken body is washed up on a deserted shore on the south coast of England, her traumatised three-year-old daughter is discovered twenty miles away walking the streets of Poole, alone and apparently abandoned. Why was Kate Sumner killed and her daughter, a witness, allowed to live? More curiously, why had Kate willingly boarded a boat when she had a terror of drowning at sea? Police suspicion centres on a young actor, a loner with an obsession for pornography who lies about his relationship with Kate, and whose sailing boat is moored just yards away from where the ... View more info

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Acid Row [used book]

By: Minette Walters

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2001

Seller ID: 1865086282

ISBN: 1865086282

Condition: Good


The name the beleaguered inhabitants give to their 'sink' estate, a no-man's land of single mothers and fatherless children, where angry, alienated youth control the streets. Into this battlefield comes Sophie Morrison, a young doctor visiting a patient in Acid Row. Little does she know that she is entering the home of a known paedophile...and with reports circulating that a tormented child called Amy has disappeared, the vigilantes are out in force...Soon Sophie is trapped at the centre of a terrifying siege, with a man she has come to despise. Whipped to a frenzy by the unsubstantiated rumou... View more info

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The Devil's Feather [used book]

By: Minette Walters

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen and Unwin: 2005

Seller ID: 174114647X

ISBN: 174114647X

Condition: Good


When five women are brutally murdered in Sierra Leone, Reuters correspondent Connie Burns questions the arrest of three rebel soldiers for the crimes. No one listens. In the wake of a vicious civil war which saw hundreds of thousands killed and displaced, the rape and murder of women is of little consequence. And who cares if child soldiers are beaten into a confession? With little to go on, except her witnessing of a savage attack on a prostitute, Connie believes a foreigner is responsible - a man who claims to have been in the SAS and works as a bodyguard to a Lebanese diamond trader. She re... View more info

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The Devil's Feather [used book]

By: Minette Walters

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Pan: 2005

Seller ID: 003021

ISBN: 1447223128

Condition: Good


When five women are brutally murdered in Sierra Leone, Reuters correspondent Connie Burns questions the arrest of three rebel soldiers for the crimes. No one listens. In the wake of a vicious civil war which saw hundreds of thousands killed and displaced, the rape and murder of women is of little consequence. And who cares if child soldiers are beaten into a confession? With little to go on, except her witnessing of a savage attack on a prostitute, Connie believes a foreigner is responsible - a man who claims to have been in the SAS and works as a bodyguard to a Lebanese diamond trader. She re... View more info

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Fox Evil [used book]

By: Minette Walters

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2002

Seller ID: 003197

ISBN: 1865089044

Condition: Good


When elderly Ailsa Lockyer-Fox is found dead in her garden, dressed only in nightclothes and with bloodstains on the ground near her body, the finger of suspicion points at her wealthy, landowning husband, Colonel James Lockyer-Fox. A Coroner's inquest gives a verdict of 'natural causes' but the gossip surrounding James refuses to go away. Why? Because he's guilty? Or because resentful women rule the roost in the isolated Dorset village where he lives? Already isolated in a remote Dorset Valley, Shenstead has become a ghost village where only five houses are in permanent occupation. The rest, ... View more info

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The Ice House [used book]

By: Minette Walters

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Pan: 1997

Edition: TV Tie-in Edition

Seller ID: 0330353349

ISBN: 0330353349

Condition: Good


When a rotting, unidentified corpse is discovered it marks the beginning of a nightmare murder investigation for the three women living there. But is it the beginning? Or does the body lying in the ice-house mean that the police can close an old file? Winner of the John Creasey Award in 1992. View more info