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
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
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
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.