Sunday, December 31, 2017

Writer switches from crime to history to tell medieval mystery

Image resultEnglish crime writer Minette Walters has settled down to talk with Weekend about her first full-scale novel in a decade.

But it's not what fans of her psychological thrillers may anticipate. Walters has defied conventional wisdom about sticking to what you know and swapped genres to write her first historical novel.

Approaching The Last Hours like a crime thriller means it has the pace of one, plenty of plot twists and a strong female protagonist faced with a life and death mystery: what, in the searing hot summer of 1348, is killing everyone around the village of Develish, Dorset?

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