August 26 2019
October 20, 2017
Minette Walters has been a master of crime fiction for nearly two decades. Now this extraordinary writer turns her talents to a new direction: The Last Hours, a gripping historical novel set during the time of the Black Death in Dorset.
June 1348: The Black Death enters England through the port of Melcombe in the county of Dorsetshire. Unprepared for the virulence of the disease, and the speed with which it spreads, the people of the county start to die in their thousands. A culture of terror and superstition quickly sweeps across the land as news of the Black Death travels far and wide. Who amongst them has the courage to leave the safety of the demesne? And how safe is anyone when a dreadful event threatens the uneasy status quo?
Minette Walters is one of the world’s best selling crime writers. She is the author of twelve novels, including The Ice House, The Sculptress, The Scold’s Bridle and Fox Evil. She is the winner of numerous awards including the CWA John Creasy Award, The Edgar Allan Poe Award, and two CWA Gold Daggers.
Minette will be in conversation with Antiques Roadshow expert and Dorchester Literary Festival Co Director Paul Atterbury.More information
Dorset County Museum, High W St, Dorchester DT1 1XA