The Ice House and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more

Buy Used
Used - Good See details
Price: £2.68

or
 
   
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Start reading The Ice House on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

The Ice House [Mass Market Paperback]

Minette Walters
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Available from these sellers.


Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £3.59  
Hardcover --  
Paperback £5.59  
Mass Market Paperback, 30 Sep 1993 --  
Audio, CD, Abridged, Audiobook --  
Audio Download, Abridged £4.00

Book Description

30 Sep 1993

'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

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 306 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press; Reprint edition (30 Sep 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312951426
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312951429
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 10.6 x 2.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,222,818 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

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 Walters lives in Dorset with her husband and two children.

Product Description

Review

"Unholy passions seethe inches beneath a proper surface: a brutal, literate debut."--"Kirkus Reviews" (starred review) "Splendid . . . an extraordinary debut."--"St. Petersburg Times" "A stylish, nontraditional mystery in which ambiguity abounds."--"The New York Times Book Review" "Electrifying."--"Rocky Mountain News" "[A] zinger of a debut . . . Walters skillfully brings together the relationships between the women and the policemen into a complicated but believable puzzle, which she solves with panache."--"Publishers Weekly" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

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. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A non-conventional, thrilling mystery 10 Feb 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
If you expect a traditional crime story ... that is not what you are in for! Sexy, young detective Andy McLoughlin guides you through the entangled web of suspicion. The trigger of the story is a dead body in the ice house of the mansion Streech Grange which is the home of three extraordinary women. From the very beginning Minette Walters gives a deep insight into the psychological structure of the characters although they are a bit overdone sometimes. The twisted plot leads towards a totally unexpected solution which makes the book unputdownable especially at the end.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Traditional British Detective Novel with a Twist 15 Mar 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
When I first read this I was shocked - by its incredible originality, style and sheer top-quality. The characters are some of the most carefully formed, interesting, and complicated I have ever come across. The plot is great too, filled with twists at every corner that leave you stumbling in the dark in this maze of a mystery. The dialogue is pin sharp - full of smart, wry observations - especially from the character Anne Cattrel who is no shrinking violet to put it mildly. She is brash, honest, and funny and her conversations with Seargant Andy McLoughlin are simply stunning. I am so surprised this is Minette Walters first novel because, in my opinion it is her best. There are simply so many layers in this book, and it just gets better and better. The action scenes near the end are brilliant - the kind that makes you feel horrified and excited at the same time. What else can I say? Just read it!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 14 Feb 2014
By Nadine
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I watched the series, listened to it on Cd and now read the book which I'm going to read it again very soon, if not straight away.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant couldn't put it down... 4 Jan 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
An amazing read from start to finish - extremely well written, thought provoking - brilliant! If you like twists turns emotions and humour
you will love this book!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 17 Mar 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book kept me guessing at who could of done it, another great book that I just couldn't put down
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous read 20 Jan 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I first read this years and years ago but wanted to give it a second try, and absolutely loved it this time round. High suspense, interesting characters, good picture creation, now reading the The Scold's Bridle and enjoying this too.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ice house 9 Dec 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I thought it was a well written book which kept you in suspense. Minette Walters has a unique style of writing and is different from the predictable thriller writer.
All her books are different although she keeps to the same pattern of psychological suspense. Iwill read more of her books
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Do not expect an usual crime story ! 10 Feb 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
You don`t need to be a crime story fan to enjoy the Ice House ! The book is entertaining, easy to read and tension is kept alive all through the book ! The reader won`t get to unravel the crime until he comes to the very end of the book . Minette Walters plays with the reader`s prejudices; three of the main characters appear to be lesbian. The persons the book deals with are like everyday people who could be your neighbours and you get an insight into their personal problems, e.g. Sergant Detective Mc Loughlin`s, who is not the typical investigator that you would expect of a crime story. The Ice House is really worth reading !
(by students of the Wesergymnasium Vlotho, Germany )
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Excellent.
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. B. Rimmer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
fantastic
Published 1 month ago by Mr. P. J. D. Redcar
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
Typical Minette Walters with lots of good twists and turns. As usual, no two books are ever the same and has you guessing till the end. A very good read.
Published 3 months ago by Mrs. Hilary Hilton
5.0 out of 5 stars A well-spun yarn
‘The Ice House’ by Minette Walters (1993) is a fascinating read. The basic structure is quite straightforward: a husband disappeared ten years before and his wife, supported by two... Read more
Published 3 months ago by BobH
5.0 out of 5 stars Another good book from Minette Walters
This is one of the good ones, it keeps you interested all the way, you like someone one minute then you hate them then you think they are wonderful, its all very complicated but a... Read more
Published 5 months ago by judith1157
3.0 out of 5 stars ok!
The first Mintette Walters book that i read was Acid Row and is still one of my all time Top 5 books! I had to read another of her books but this one was a let down! Read more
Published 5 months ago by Victoria
3.0 out of 5 stars Easy
This was ok. At first I thought it was set some years ago but this wasn't the case. I also found some of the writing confusing (particularly some of the dialogue) and I had to... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Ali
5.0 out of 5 stars Who dunnit?
A brilliantly written police/detective story of the old school. Not saying anything else. If you enjoy a good old fashioned who dunnit - then read this! Read more
Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback