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The Sculptress

Narrated by: Emma Fenney
Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
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Winner of the Edgar Allen Poe Award

Winner of the Macavity Award for Best Novel 

Minette Walters follows her dark debut with an even more striking tale which brings a shivery mastery to the old-fashioned British whodunit, with plotting as twisted as the characters' secrets.

In prison they call her the Sculptress: a grotesquely obese young woman convicted of cutting her mother and sister to pieces and rearranging their bodies on the floor like a jigsaw puzzle. She pleaded guilty to the crime, but no one has noticed that the facts don't add up until Rosalind Leigh comes to visit the prisoner, hoping to get a book deal out of her story. Rosalind doesn't expect to feel sympathy for a brutal murderess - who would? - but she finds it increasingly hard to believe Olive Martin's as evil as she's been painted.

©1993 Minette Walters (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

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"A dark, superbly plotted tale guaranteed to keep readers up most of the night." (The Denver Post)

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A good read

Cleverly put together. Hope she writes more like it would go down well with her readers