The Sculptress

The Sculptress

Book - 1994
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In prison, they call her the Sculptress for the strange figurines she carves-- symbols of the day she hacked her mother and sister to pieces and reassembled them in a blood-drenched jigsaw. Sullen, menacing, grotesquely fat, Olive Martin is burned-out journalist Rosalind Leigh's only hope of getting a new book published. But as she interviews Olive in her cell, Roz finds flaws in the Sculptress's confession. Is she really guilty as she insists? Drawn into Olive's world of obsessive lies and love, nothing can stop Roz's pursuit of the chilling, convoluted truth. Not the tidy suburbanites who would rather forget the murders, not an attack on her life-- not even the thought of what might happen if the Sculptress went free...
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1994, c1993
ISBN: 9780312953614
Characteristics: 308 p. : map. --


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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 06, 2014

A suspenseful tale of a journalist who accepts an assignment to write about a sensational murderess. Walters creates an engaging cast of characters in this winner of the 1994 Edgar Award for best mystery.

Great murder mystery with a dash of legal red tape. I will certainly look for more books by this author, however the last page was unfair to the reader, the crime was solved and she threw in a doubt which did not fit with the final clues. Still a great read.

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