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The Sculptress

Walters, Minette

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ISBN 10: 0333593820 / ISBN 13: 9780333593820
Edité par Macmillan, 1993
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First British (and true first) Edition. The second novel by the author of THE ICE HOUSE, the story of a journalist investigating a five year old murder -- and the woman who pleaded guilty to the crime. Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel. Fine/Fine but for the usual light browing to the pages. Signed by Walters and dated 15th July 1993 on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire 45383

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Détails bibliographiques

Titre : The Sculptress

Éditeur : Macmillan

Date d'édition : 1993

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Fine

Signé : Signed by Author

Edition : 1st Edition.

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Synopsis :

'It was a slaughterhouse, the most horrific scene I have ever witnessed...Olive Martin is a dangerous woman. I advise you to be extremely wary in your dealings with her.' The facts of the case were simple: Olive Martin had pleaded guilty to killing and dismembering her sister and mother, earning herself the chilling nickname 'The Sculptress'. This much journalist Rosalind Leigh knew before her first meeting with Olive, currently serving a life sentence. How could Roz have foreseen that the encounter was destined to change her life -- for ever? 'This is one of my books of the year' Sunday Times 'A devastating effective novel' Observer 'Awesomely accomplished ...The plot twists and grips, like an octopus' Daily Telegraph

Critique:

Convicted of the brutal ax murders of her mother and sister, Olive Martin spends her days in prison carving tiny human figures out of wax. Rosalind Leigh is a best-selling author whose publisher jolts her out of writer's block by telling her to research a book about Olive and the murders, or else. Though repelled by the idea at first, Rosalind soon becomes intrigued by her subject and begins to believe she may be innocent. She soon uncovers plenty of reasons to doubt the official police version of the killings and with Olive's help, untangles a sinister cover-up. The Sculptress won the 1994 Edgar Award for best mystery novel.

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