The Black Death's entrance to Britain through Dorset provides a menacing backdrop in this work of historical fiction from the author of "The Ice House". Lady Anne's people fear starvation but fear pestilence to an even greater degree, each steeling themselves for the prospect of breaking out beyond the security of their walled quarantine.
Minette Walters is one of the world's best-selling crime writers. She is the author of twelve novels, winning the CWA John Creasey Award for The Ice House, the Edgar Allan Poe Award in America for The Sculptress and two CWA Gold Daggers for The Scold's Bridle and Fox Evil. The Last Hours marks an exciting new direction for Minette. She lives in Dorset with her husband.