Minette Walters

Minette Walters is one of the world's best-selling crime writers. She is the author of twelve novels, winning the CWA John Creasey Award for The Ice House, the Edgar Allan Poe Award in America for The Sculptress and two CWA Gold Daggers for The Scold's Bridle and Fox Evil. The Last Hours marks an exciting new direction for Minette. She lives in Dorset with her husband.



A staggeringly talented writer.

Wonderful and sweeping, with a fabulous sense of place and history
Kate Mosse on The Last Hours

An enthralling account of a calamitous time, and above all a wonderful testimony to the strength of the human spirit. I was caught from the first page.
Julian Fellowes on The Last Hours

Atmosphere, imagination and narrative power of which few other writers are capable
The Times

A vividly-wrought and powerful story. With The Last Hours, Minette Walters has brought her impressive skill as a writer of psychological crime to create a dark and gripping depiction of Medieval England in the jaws of the Black Death.
Elizabeth Fremantle on The Last Hours

A seductive writer with an imagination that makes her dangerous to know
Sunday Express

Walters's skill and subtlety in portraying the suffering and disarray of a feudal society in which disease rampages and God has seemingly gone mad is masterly. And, as with her bestselling suspense novels, the psychological drama is gripping.Elizabeth Buchan
Daily Mail

Walters's crime novels are admired for their claustrophobic atmosphere and precision-engineered suspense. With The Last Hours, she has swapped that taut plotting for a more expansive structure and ambitiously broad canvas.

Gripping and original
BBC History Magazine

Historical novels depend upon the writer's ability to create a credible past world and Walters manages this very well... This is an ideal read for those who just want a good story well told. Snuggle up in a chair on a cold winter night and enjoy.