Edgar Award-winning crime novelist Minette Walters is known for revitalizing the tradition of the stand-alone psychological thriller in books such as ""The Ice House"", ""The Dark Room"", ""Acid Row"" and ""Fox Evil"". This book offers an in-depth analysis of Walters' narrative technique and examines the major themes found throughout her work, including truth and justice, the treatment of children, patterns of victimization, British social issues, body image and body politics, the fashioning of identity, and heroism and evil in society. In addition, it includes a valuable interview with Walters.
An associate professor of writing and linguistics at Georgia Southern University, Mary Hadley lives in Statesboro, Georgia. She is also the author of British Women Mystery Writers (2002). Sarah D. Fogle is a professor of communication and humanities at Embry-Riddle University in Daytona Beach, Florida. She teaches courses about mystery and has a special research interest in Florida crime fiction. She lives in Ormond Beach, Florida.