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Source:   People are consumed by fear of the plague in a 14th-century window panel from Canterbury Cathedral. The Black Death is a looming threat in The Last Hours  

The Last Hours

by Minette Walters

Allen & Unwin, 568 pages, £20

Minette Walters is well known as a crime writer. Her contemporary thrillers, such as and , have sold millions of copies and

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