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    • The Sculptress

    • By: Minette Walters
    • Narrated by: Emma Fenney
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

     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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good read

    • By Daisy girl on 12-01-19

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Scold's Bridle

    • By: Minette Walters
    • Narrated by: Geraldine James
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Mathilda Gillespie's body was found nearly two days after she had taken an overdose and slashed her wrists with a Stanley knife. But what shocked Dr Sarah Blakeney the most was the scold's bridle obscuring the dead woman's face, a metal contraption grotesquely adorned with a garland of nettles and Michaelma's daisies. What happened at Cedar House in the tortured hours before Mathilda's death?

    Regular price: £7.69

    • A Dreadful Murder

    • The Mysterious Death of Caroline Luard
    • By: Minette Walters
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    A body is found in the woods.... Based on the true story of the shocking murder of Mrs Caroline Luard, which took place in Kent in August 1908. Caroline Luard is shot dead in broad daylight in the grounds of a large country estate. With few clues available, her husband soon becomes the suspect... but is he guilty? Bringing to life the people involved in this terrible crime, in A Dreadful Murder best-selling author Minette Walters uses modern detective skills to attempt to solve a 100-year-old crime.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A dreadful murder

    • By hayes on 11-07-14

    Regular price: £5.99

    • Acid Row

    • By: Minette Walters
    • Narrated by: Lesley Manville
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Acid Row: It's the name the beleaguered inhabitants give to their "sink" estate, a no-man's land of single mothers and fatherless children where angry, alienated youth controls the streets. Into this battleground comes Sophie Morrison, a young doctor visiting a patient in Acid Row. Little does she know that she is entering the home of a known paedophile...and with reports circulating that a tormented child called Amy has disappeared, the vigilantes are out in force.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Vey plesantly surprised

    • By Thomas Family on 09-07-08

    Regular price: £7.69

    • The Devil's Feather

    • By: Minette Walters
    • Narrated by: Saskia Wickham
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    When five women are brutally murdered in Sierra Leone, Reuter's correspondent Connie Burns questions the arrest of three rebel soldiers for the crimes. No one listens. In the wake of a vicious civil war which saw hundreds of thousands killed and displaced, the rape and murder of women is of little consequence. Connie believes a foreigner is responsible.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant writing and narration

    • By a white on 19-03-17

    Regular price: £10.49

    • The Breaker

    • By: Minette Walters
    • Narrated by: Kevin Whately
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Twelve hours after a woman's broken body is washed up on a deserted shore on the south coast of England, her traumatized three-year-old daughter is discovered 20 miles away, alone and apparently abandoned. But why was Kate killed and her daughter allowed to live? More curiously, why had Kate willingly boarded a boat when she had a terror of drowning at sea?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great story by Minette Walters

    • By a white on 20-04-17

    Regular price: £9.09

    • The Tinder Box

    • By: Minette Walters
    • Narrated by: Catherine Cusack
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    In the small Hampshire village of Sowerbridge, Irish labourer Patrick O'Riordan has been arrested for the brutal murder of elderly Lavinia Fanshaw and her live-in nurse, Dorothy Jenkins. As shock turns to fury, the village residents form a united front against Patrick's parents and cousin, who report incidents of vicious threats and violence. But friend and neighbour Siobhan Lavenham remains convinced that Patrick has fallen victim to a prejudiced investigation.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Shape of Snakes

    • By: Minette Walters
    • Narrated by: Caroline Goodall
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    November 1978. Britain is on strike. The dead lie unburied, rubbish piles in the streets, and somewhere in West London a black woman dies in a rain-soaked gutter. Her passing would have gone unmourned but for the young woman who finds her and who believes, apparently against reason, that Annie was murdered.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged version not as good

    • By Mrs. Rosa M. Crosbie on 06-12-18

    Regular price: £7.69

    • Disordered Minds

    • By: Minette Walters
    • Narrated by: Greg Wise
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    In 1970, Harold Stamp, a retarded, reclusive 20-year-old, was convicted on disputed evidence and a retracted confession of brutally murdering his grandmother - the one person who understood and protected him. Less than three years later, he is dead, driven to suicide by isolation and despair. A fate befitting a murderer, perhaps, but what if he was innocent?

    Regular price: £10.49

    • The Echo

    • By: Minette Walters
    • Narrated by: Bob Peck
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Who was Billy Blake, other than a homeless alcoholic who wandered the streets? Why was he found dead from starvation in the garage of a wealthy woman, whose merchant-banker husband had absconded five years earlier with £10 million? Having thwarted press interest at the time, Amanda Powell, six months after the bizarre tragedy, is suddenly eager to talk to journalist Michael Deacon.

    Regular price: £9.09

    • Fox Evil

    • By: Minette Walters
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    What happens to a village when most of the houses are sold off as second homes, leaving only a handful of full time residents? Squatters move in. What happens to a family when one of them turns bad? The rest live in fear.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Dark Room

    • By: Minette Walters
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    The newspaper reported the case with relish. Jane (Jinx) Kingsley, fashion photographer and heiress, tried to kill herself after being unceremoniously jilted by her fiance, Leo Wallader. Leo has disappeared - together with Jinx's best friend Meg Harris. But when she wakes from her coma, Jinx can remember nothing about her alleged suicide attempt. Nevertheless, Jinx is convinced that she would never try to kill herself over Leo. Surely it was she who wanted to break the engagement.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Awful

    • By M.Ahern on 06-09-17

    Regular price: £27.49