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ward-winning, bestselling, the 'queen of the psychological thriller' -- phrases you'll often find in front of crime fiction author Minette Walters' name. Passionate and caring, open-minded, wickedly funny -- phrases that describe the real Minette Walters, the one you'll meet on this website.

World Book Night 2015 logo'Chickenfeed' makes the list for World Book Night

Minette is delighted to announce that her 'Quick Reads' novella Chickenfeed will be part of World Book Night 2015.

WBN is the adult equivalent of World Book Day. Both events encourage people of all ages to discover the joys of reading. WBN takes place on 23 April 2015.

The Cellar book coverThe Cellar due for 2015 release

We know you've been waiting patiently for Minette's next book, and we're thrilled to announce it will be out shortly!

Published by Hammer, this novella will be available on 7 May 2015. You can pre-order it now from Amazon UK.


Click the 'play' button above to watch a video interview with Minette, recorded exclusively for her official website.

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Minette's Dorset kit

Map of Minette's Dorset

Whether she uses actual place names or invents her own, Minette has used her home county of Dorset as the inspiration for many of the settings in her books.

We've created an interactive map that gives you a quick tour of some of the more noteworthy locales, without leaving a carbon footprint.

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