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Walters, Minette

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Minette Walters has won awards and acclaim since her very first crime novel was published.

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Miss Tree - 09:29pm Mar 1, 2000 PST(#16 of 24)
Warning - Dates in calendar are closer than they appear!

If a movie comes out that is based on a book I haven't read and it looks good, I go ahead and see the movie ('cause I like watching movies almost as much as reading.) Since my taste in books and movies tend to be the same, I usually have read the book first anyway - in which case, I tell my husband how great it is and that he has to see it (he doesn't read fiction) and then spend the whole movie pointing out all of the differences between it and the book!

Denise Walker - 11:32am Mar 3, 2000 PST(#17 of 24)

My husband is an avid reader as I , but we don't always like the sme thing. I truely enjoy a good locked room mystery. He likes adventure and nature. It is good when we both like the same story.

Katarina Rundgren - 12:41am Feb 28, 2001 PST(#18 of 24)
A stranger is a friend you have yet to meet

Finished "The Shape of Snakes" yesterday and I really liked it.

It's a book book, a book written to be read and not to be turned into a movie. Interspersed with the story are letters, police reports, news paper clippings and e-mail conversations. Even pages from photo albums. I really enjoy that approach. And it's very well done in this book. You get different view points on the same chain of events and the characters, pick up different clues from different sources and put together the full and true story.

I thought the story was good and that all the clues came together well. It is however a very dark and heavy book, gives you sad insights into human nature. But it also offers hope, suggests that people can change and that love is, in the end, the most powerful force of all.

Atanua- 8^) - 02:14am Mar 6, 2001 PST(#19 of 24)
Short and unpronouncable ... and proud of it!!!

Just finished The breaker. It was a great book to read. Stories about the dead woman are simple in the beginning, the police manages to get more and more details about her life and the stories become more and more contradictory, untill the truth has to come out. I thought the end came rather abrupt but I liked the way it was written: the murderer's confession interrupted with the police's point of view on the confession. Be sure to read this one!!

Katarina Rundgren - 12:24pm Mar 9, 2001 PST(#20 of 24)
A stranger is a friend you have yet to meet



I was wondering, could you get the murderer's confession or even the identity of the murderer to fit with the evidence we'd been given all through the book? Because I remember feeling quite cheated by that development. I might remember it wrong since it's quite a while since I read "The Breaker" but I thought we were supposedly let into this person's mind and experienced that person worrying if the best friend had done it. And I couldn't quite get the other clues or the motive to fit either.

I liked "The shape of snakes" much better. It too has quite a few twists and turns to the plot but nothing as drastic.

Atanua- 8^) - 06:17am Mar 12, 2001 PST(#21 of 24)
Short and unpronouncable ... and proud of it!!!

I never got the impression that the killer had the idea his best friend did it. The clues did get kinda confusing because at the end all "suspicious" things seemed to have been done by other people than expected throughout the story.

sheila m. bent. - 07:53am Jul 20, 2004 PST(#22 of 24)

hello Minette Walters fans, has this message board died? only just found it and it looks SO good! what happend to you all since 2oo1? she has wrote a couple of really good books this past three years.. SHeila.

Fran Hinkel - 07:20am Dec 20, 2004 PST(#23 of 24)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

From Mystery Guild:

Minette Walters' stateside fans have been chomping at the bit for a year since the U.K. release of her newest novel. Disordered Minds is a complicated exploration of a very cold case. The book opens with the description of a brutal attack in a secluded city park in the spring of 1970. Thirty-three years later, cultural anthropologist Jonathan Hughes and local council-member, George Gardener, team up to exonerate Howard Stamp, a developmentally disabled 20-year-old convicted of murdering his grandmother in 1970. At first, there seems little likelihood that the London academic and the village councilor will be able to collaborate at all, let alone solve a twenty-year-old murder case the police think is closed.

sheila m. bent. - 03:53am Sep 28, 2005 PST(#24 of 24)

Has anyone read "The Devil's Feather"??? well, you are in for a treat!! This is Miss Walters at her best yet!!! SMB...

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