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The Ice House

By Minette Walters

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Format: Paperback, 416 pages, New edition Edition
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Published In: United Kingdom, 23 July 1993
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'It was evident, if there were no other entrance to the ice house, that the body had at some point traversed this thorny barrier ...The big question was, how long ago? How long had that nightmare been there?' The people of Streech village had never trusted the three women living up at the Grange not since Phoebe Maybury's husband suddenly, inexplicably, vanished. Ten years later a corpse is discovered in the grounds and Phoebe's nightmare begins. For once they have identified the body the police are determined to charge her with murder ...'The most impressive first novel in years' Daily Telegraph 'A seductive writer with an imagination that makes her dangerous to know' Sunday Express 'Terrific first novel with a high Rendellesque frisson count' The Times

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Minette Walters is England's bestselling female crime writer. She has won the CWA John Creasey Award for best first crime novel, the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best crime novel published in America and two CWA Gold Daggers for Fiction. Minette lives in Dorset with her husband.

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Walter's zinger of a debut deftly dissects the lives of three reclusive English women who become the subject of censure and speculation during a murder investigation. After a rotting corpse is found in the ice house of Streech Grange, Chief Inspector Walsh sets out at once to prove it is the body of David Maybury, whom wife Phoebe was suspected of murdering when he was reported missing years earlier. Since no body was ever found, Walsh deduces that Maybury returned and was killed by Phoebe or one of her friends, Anne and Diane, who live with her at the Grange. Detective Sgt. Alan McLoughlin, however, isn't so sure, especially after the coroner says the dead man was older than David and the local belief that the three women are a lesbian menage a trois turns out to be untrue. But McLoughlin can't understand why the Grange's residents make the investigation so difficult by refusing to answer questions and sometimes openly lying. Walters skillfully brings together the relationships between the women and the policemen into a complicated but believable puzzle, which she solves with panache. (July)

EAN: 9780330327916
ISBN: 0330327917
Publisher: Pan Books
Dimensions: 17.8 x 11.1 x 1.9 centimetres (0.08 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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I had to read this book in grade 11 as part of our crime fiction module. I really enjoyed this book, it has more twists than a bag of twisties. This was the first crime fiction book I ever read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I've since read other Minette Walters'books but 'The Ice House"is still my favourite. The story will keep you guessing and keep you intrigued and reading right until the very end.

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