Minette Walters ist eine britische Schriftstellerin. Sie schreibt Kriminalromane von hohem literarischen Niveau und wird allgemein auf eine Stufe mit den ebenfalls psychologische Kriminalromane schreibenden Britinnen P. D. James und Ruth Rendell gestellt.
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June, 1348: the Black Death enters England through the port of Melcombe in the county of Dorsetshire. Unprepared for the virulence of the disease, and the speed with which it spreads, the people of the county start to die in their thousands. In the estate of Develish, Lady Anne takes control of her people’s future – including the lives of two hundred bonded serfs. Strong, compassionate and resourceful, Lady Anne chooses a bastard slave, Thaddeus Thurkell, to act as her steward. Together, they decide to quarantine Develish by bringing the serfs inside the walls.
Band 1 der Serie. „Atmosphere, imagination and narrative power of which few other writers are capable“ (The Times) (665 Rezensionen / 4,4 Sterne), 421 Seiten noch günstig?
As the year 1349 approaches, the Black Death continues its devastating course across England. In Dorseteshire, the quarantined people of Develish question whether they are the only survivors. Guided by their beloved young mistress, Lady Anne, they wait, knowing that when their dwindling stores are finally gone they will have no choice but to leave. But where will they find safety in the desolate wasteland outside? One man has the courage to find out. Thaddeus Thurkell, a free-thinking, educated serf, strikes out in search of supplies and news. A compelling leader, he and his companions quickly throw off the shackles of serfdom and set their minds to ensuring Develish’s future – and freedom for its people.
Band 2 der Serie. „A change from the usual but I was pleasantly surprised. Ms Walters obviously did her research as time lines are correct and the story she weaved was definitely interesting and enthralling.“ Leserin) (516 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 390 Seiten noch günstig?