Mmw_france2iles away from the “cosy” confines of preconceived notions of what an English murder-mystery author should be, Minette Walters can be found, glass of wine in hand, explaining the finer details of plumbing in a larder sink…

Web bookmarks for Minette’s research can run the gamut from brain trauma to the anti-war campaign, paedophilia and racist propaganda…

And, along with husband Alec, she’s only too happy to engage in ‘full and frank’ conversations about any topic you care to name, punctuated at regular intervals by her infectious laugh…

Personal CV

Name: Minette Walters
Place of birth: Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, UK
School: Godolphin School, Salisbury (1962 – 1967)
Gap year: Voluntary service in Israel (March – September, 1968)
University: Durham University (1968 – 1971)
Degree: French BA
First 2 jobs: Secretarial positions (September, 1971 – March 1972)
3rd job: Barmaid (Summer, 1972)
4th job: Sub-editor, editor IPC magazines (Autumn, 72 – Summer, 77)
5th job: Freelance author (Summer, 77 – )
Married: August, 1978
Husband: Alec Walters
Children: Two boys
Siblings: 2 brothers, one older, one younger
Presently residing: Near Dorchester, Dorset, UK