Best-selling author Minette Walters writes thrillers that wed classic mystery conventions with contemporary sophistication. In The Ice House-winner of Britain's John Creasey Award for best first crime novel-she serves up a chilling story of love, loyalty, and deadly intrigue. A small British village has long suspected that the three women living in a local manor house are witches-or even worse. So when an unidentifiable body is found in the home's ice house, everyone is set to believe their guilt, especially police inspector Walsh. Ten years ago, Walsh suspected one of the women of murder, but was unable to make a case. Now, he plans to do whatever it takes to untangle the women's secrets. With one unexpected plot twist after another, Minette Walters delivers a mystery which surprises right through to the very end. Narrator Simon Prebble gives voice to Walters' many wonderful characters and the dark web of secrets hidden deep beneath life's surface.