Kate Morton - Author

About the Author

Kate Morton grew up in the mountains of southeast Queensland, Australia. She has degrees in Dramatic Art and English Literature and is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Queensland. Kate lives with her husband and two young sons in Brisbane.

 

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Featured books by Kate Morton

The Lake House

The Lake House

Author: Kate Morton Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/05/2016

The Lake House by Kate Morton is the mysterious and enchanting fifth novel from the number one bestselling author of The House at Riverton and The Secret Keeper. A missing child ...June 1933, and the Edevane family's country house, Loeanneth, is polished and gleaming, ready for the much-anticipated Midsummer Eve party. Alice Edevane, sixteen years old and a budding writer, is especially excited. Not only has she worked out the perfect twist for her novel, she's also fallen helplessly in love with someone she shouldn't. But by the time midnight strikes and fireworks light up the night skies, the Edevane family will have suffered a loss so great that they leave Loeanneth forever. An abandoned house ...Seventy years later, after a particularly troubling case, Sadie Sparrow is sent on an enforced break from her job with the Metropolitan Police. She retreats to her beloved grandfather's cottage in Cornwall but soon finds herself at a loose end. Until one day, Sadie stumbles upon an abandoned house surrounded by overgrown gardens and dense woods, and learns the story of a baby boy who disappeared without a trace. An unsolved mystery ...Meanwhile, in the attic writing room of her elegant Hampstead home, the formidable Alice Edevane, now an old lady, leads a life as neatly plotted as the bestselling detective novels she writes. Until a young police detective starts asking questions about her family's past, seeking to resurrect the complex tangle of secrets Alice has spent her life trying to escape...

The Lake House

The Lake House

Author: Kate Morton Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2015

A missing child...June 1933, and the Edevane family's country house, Loeanneth, is polished and gleaming, ready for the much-anticipated Midsummer Eve party. Alice Edevane, sixteen years old and a budding writer, is especially excited. Not only has she worked out the perfect twist for her novel, she's also fallen helplessly in love with someone she shouldn't. But by the time midnight strikes and fireworks light up the night skies, the Edevane family will have suffered a loss so great that they leave Loeanneth forever. An abandoned house...Seventy years later, after a particularly troubling case, Sadie Sparrow is sent on an enforced break from her job with the Metropolitan Police. She retreats to her beloved grandfather's cottage in Cornwall but soon finds herself at a loose end. Until one day, Sadie stumbles upon an abandoned house surrounded by overgrown gardens and dense woods, and learns the story of a baby boy who disappeared without a trace. An unsolved mystery...Meanwhile, in the attic writing room of her elegant Hampstead home, the formidable Alice Edevane, now an old lady, leads a life as neatly plotted as the bestselling detective novels she writes. Until a young police detective starts asking questions about her family's past, seeking to resurrect the complex tangle of secrets Alice has spent her life trying to escape...

Other books by Kate Morton

The Clockmaker's Daughter

The Clockmaker's Daughter

Author: Kate Morton Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/09/2018

From the bestselling author of The House at Riverton and The Secret Keeper, Kate Morton brings us her dazzling sixth novel, The Clockmaker's Daughter. My real name, no one remembers. The truth about that summer, no one else knows. In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor on the banks of the Upper Thames. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe's life is in ruins. Over one hundred and fifty years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items: a sepia photograph of an arresting-looking woman in Victorian clothing, and an artist's sketchbook containing the drawing of a twin-gabled house on the bend of a river. Why does Birchwood Manor feel so familiar to Elodie? And who is the beautiful woman in the photograph? Will she ever give up her secrets? Told by multiple voices across time, The Clockmaker's Daughter is a story of murder, mystery and thievery, of art, love and loss. And flowing through its pages like a river, is the voice of a woman who stands outside time, whose name has been forgotten by history, but who has watched it all unfold: Birdie Bell, the clockmaker's daughter.

The Clockmaker's Daughter

The Clockmaker's Daughter

Author: Kate Morton Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2018

From the bestselling author of The House at Riverton and The Secret Keeper, Kate Morton brings us her dazzling sixth novel, The Clockmaker's Daughter. My real name, no one remembers. The truth about that summer, no one else knows. In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor on the banks of the Upper Thames. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe's life is in ruins. Over one hundred and fifty years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items: a sepia photograph of an arresting-looking woman in Victorian clothing, and an artist's sketchbook containing the drawing of a twin-gabled house on the bend of a river. Why does Birchwood Manor feel so familiar to Elodie? And who is the beautiful woman in the photograph? Will she ever give up her secrets? Told by multiple voices across time, The Clockmaker's Daughter is a story of murder, mystery and thievery, of art, love and loss. And flowing through its pages like a river, is the voice of a woman who stands outside time, whose name has been forgotten by history, but who has watched it all unfold: Birdie Bell, the clockmaker's daughter.

The House at Riverton

The House at Riverton

Author: Kate Morton Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/06/2017

Originally published in 2007, Kate Morton's debut novel, The House at Riverton, became a bestselling sensation and won the Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year. This special tenth anniversary edition of Kate Morton's acclaimed debut features a new foreword from the author. Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again. Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken and memories, long-consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks. A shocking secret threatens to emerge; something history has forgotten but Grace never could.

toparti haz

toparti haz

Author: Kate Morton Format: eBook Release Date: 08/12/2016

Ilyen az elet. A lehetoseg ajtaja meg-megnyilik es le-lezarul, ahogy az ember vakon tapogatozik az utjan."e;1933 nyara: az Edevane csalad ragyogo videki haza, Loeanneth keszen all a varva vart Szent Ivan-eji estelyre. A tizenhat eves Alice, a szarnyait bontogato iro talan mindenki masnal izgatottabb. Nemcsak mert vegre kiotolte, mi legyen a varatlan csavar elso regenyeben, hanem azert is, mert remenytelenul beleszeretett valakibe, akibe nem lett volna szabad. Am mire Loeanneth orai elutik az ejfelt, amikor a tuzijatek csillogo fenye beragyogja az ejszakat, a csaladot sulyos veszteseg eri, melynek hatasara orokre elhagyjak a birtokot.Hetven ev multan Sadie Sparrow nyomozo kenyszeru szabadsagat tolti Cornwallban egy kinos munkahelyi vizsgalat miatt, amelynek lezarultaval talan meg elbocsatas is varhat ra. Nagyapja videki hazaban unatkozik, igyekszik zavaros ugyeirol elterelni a figyelmet, amikor egy nap elhagyott hazra bukkan, ahol mintha megallt volna az ido. Sadie megtudja, hogy a birtok tortenete sotet tragediaval terhes, es hogy a lakok a szomoru esetet kovetoen vegleg elkoltoztek.Elegans londoni otthona dolgozoszobajaban az idos Alice Edevane eppoly precizen eltervezett eletet el, mint amilyen torteneteket rendkivul sikeres krimijeiben megir. Mignem egy nap felbukkan egy fiatal rendornyomozo, aki kutakodni kezd a csaladja multjaban, hogy kibogozza mindazokat a szovevenyes titkokat, melyeket Alice egesz eleteben igyekezett melyen magaba zarni.Legujabb regenyeben, A toparti hazban Kate Morton ismet lenyugozo mozaikkal kapraztatja el olvasoit. Letagadott es kilesett titkok, huseg es halalig megtartott igeretek, a haboru kovetkezmenyei mind-mind sulyosan nehezednek egy csalad eletere, es elobb-utobb tonkreteszik a latszolagos idillt. Vajon a hallgatas megtorese, a rejtelyek feltarasa megoldashoz, megnyugvashoz vezet?

Tavoli orak

Tavoli orak

Author: Kate Morton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2016

Mire kepes egy no, hogy megorizze titkat? Titokzatos, fel evszazada feladott level erkezik a Londonban elo Edith edesanyjahoz, aki a kuldemeny lattan konnyekben tor ki. A felado helyen a kenti Milderhurst-kastely cime all. Edie radobben, hogy anyja, Meredith szenvtelen tavolsagtartasa mogott egy reges-regi titok bujik meg. Amikor nehany honap mulva Edie Milderhurst kozeleben jar, hirtelen otlettol vezerelve elhatarozza, hogy megnezi a kastelyt. Megismerkedik Milderhurst lakoival, a kulonc Blythe noverekkel, es tobb meghokkento felfedezest is tesz. Ezek nyoman ugy dont, hogy kideriti, mi is tortent pontosan edesanyjaval a haboru idejen, valamint hogy rejtegetett titka mikent kapcsolodik a kastelyhoz es a Blythe noverekhez. Am amint nekilat, hogy Milderhurst odon falai kozt kibogozza a tortenet szalait, a vartnal sokkal komolyabb titkok sejlenek fel elotte. Vajon megismeri-e vegul az igazsagot Edie, kikutatja-e, valojaban mi minden tortent azokban a tavoli orakban?# Kate Morton ujabb kituno regenye a mult eltemetett titkainak varazslatos tortenete: romantikus thriller, melynek szovevenyeben izgalmasan keverednek odaado szerelmek, sorsfordito arulasok es kiserto emlekek.

The Lake House

The Lake House

Author: Kate Morton Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/05/2016

The Lake House by Kate Morton is the mysterious and enchanting fifth novel from the number one bestselling author of The House at Riverton and The Secret Keeper. A missing child . . . June 1933, and the Edevane family's country house, Loeanneth, is polished and gleaming, ready for the much-anticipated Midsummer Eve party. Alice Edevane, sixteen years old and a budding writer, is especially excited. Not only has she worked out the perfect twist for her novel, she's also fallen helplessly in love with someone she shouldn't. But by the time midnight strikes and fireworks light up the night skies, the Edevane family will have suffered a loss so great that they leave Loeanneth forever. An abandoned house . . . Seventy years later, after a particularly troubling case, Sadie Sparrow is sent on an enforced break from her job with the Metropolitan Police. She retreats to her beloved grandfather's cottage in Cornwall but soon finds herself at a loose end. Until one day, Sadie stumbles upon an abandoned house surrounded by overgrown gardens and dense woods, and learns the story of a baby boy who disappeared without a trace. An unsolved mystery . . . Meanwhile, in the attic writing room of her elegant Hampstead home, the formidable Alice Edevane, now an old lady, leads a life as neatly plotted as the bestselling detective novels she writes. Until a young police detective starts asking questions about her family's past, seeking to resurrect the complex tangle of secrets Alice has spent her life trying to escape...

The Lake House

The Lake House

Author: Kate Morton Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/05/2016

The Lake House by Kate Morton is the mysterious and enchanting fifth novel from the number one bestselling author of The House at Riverton and The Secret Keeper. A missing child ...June 1933, and the Edevane family's country house, Loeanneth, is polished and gleaming, ready for the much-anticipated Midsummer Eve party. Alice Edevane, sixteen years old and a budding writer, is especially excited. Not only has she worked out the perfect twist for her novel, she's also fallen helplessly in love with someone she shouldn't. But by the time midnight strikes and fireworks light up the night skies, the Edevane family will have suffered a loss so great that they leave Loeanneth forever. An abandoned house ...Seventy years later, after a particularly troubling case, Sadie Sparrow is sent on an enforced break from her job with the Metropolitan Police. She retreats to her beloved grandfather's cottage in Cornwall but soon finds herself at a loose end. Until one day, Sadie stumbles upon an abandoned house surrounded by overgrown gardens and dense woods, and learns the story of a baby boy who disappeared without a trace. An unsolved mystery ...Meanwhile, in the attic writing room of her elegant Hampstead home, the formidable Alice Edevane, now an old lady, leads a life as neatly plotted as the bestselling detective novels she writes. Until a young police detective starts asking questions about her family's past, seeking to resurrect the complex tangle of secrets Alice has spent her life trying to escape...

The Lake House

The Lake House

Author: Kate Morton Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2015

A missing child...June 1933, and the Edevane family's country house, Loeanneth, is polished and gleaming, ready for the much-anticipated Midsummer Eve party. Alice Edevane, sixteen years old and a budding writer, is especially excited. Not only has she worked out the perfect twist for her novel, she's also fallen helplessly in love with someone she shouldn't. But by the time midnight strikes and fireworks light up the night skies, the Edevane family will have suffered a loss so great that they leave Loeanneth forever. An abandoned house...Seventy years later, after a particularly troubling case, Sadie Sparrow is sent on an enforced break from her job with the Metropolitan Police. She retreats to her beloved grandfather's cottage in Cornwall but soon finds herself at a loose end. Until one day, Sadie stumbles upon an abandoned house surrounded by overgrown gardens and dense woods, and learns the story of a baby boy who disappeared without a trace. An unsolved mystery...Meanwhile, in the attic writing room of her elegant Hampstead home, the formidable Alice Edevane, now an old lady, leads a life as neatly plotted as the bestselling detective novels she writes. Until a young police detective starts asking questions about her family's past, seeking to resurrect the complex tangle of secrets Alice has spent her life trying to escape...

The Lake House

The Lake House

Author: Kate Morton Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/10/2015

The Lake House by Kate Morton is the mysterious and enchanting fifth novel from the number one bestselling author of The House at Riverton and The Secret Keeper. A missing child... June 1933, and the Edevane family's country house, Loeanneth, is polished and gleaming, ready for the much-anticipated Midsummer Eve party. Alice Edevane, sixteen years old and a budding writer, is especially excited. Not only has she worked out the perfect twist for her novel, she's also fallen helplessly in love with someone she shouldn't. But by the time midnight strikes and fireworks light up the night skies, the Edevane family will have suffered a loss so great that they leave Loeanneth forever. An abandoned house... Seventy years later, after a particularly troubling case, Sadie Sparrow is sent on an enforced break from her job with the Metropolitan Police. She retreats to her beloved grandfather's cottage in Cornwall but soon finds herself at a loose end. Until one day, Sadie stumbles upon an abandoned house surrounded by overgrown gardens and dense woods, and learns the story of a baby boy who disappeared without a trace. An unsolved mystery... Meanwhile, in the attic writing room of her elegant Hampstead home, the formidable Alice Edevane, now an old lady, leads a life as neatly plotted as the bestselling detective novels she writes. Until a young police detective starts asking questions about her family's past, seeking to resurrect the complex tangle of secrets Alice has spent her life trying to escape...

The Distant Hours Sophie Allport limited edition

The Distant Hours Sophie Allport limited edition

Author: Kate Morton Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/07/2015

A special Sophie Allport Design limited edition of The Distant Hours by Kate Morton; a heart-breaking story of love and loss with a devastating secret at its heart. Edie Burchill and her mother have never been close, but when a long lost letter arrives with the return address of Milderhurst Castle, Kent, printed on its envelope, Edie begins to suspect that her mother's emotional distance masks an old secret. Evacuated from London as a thirteen year old girl, Edie's mother is chosen by the mysterious Juniper Blythe, and taken to live at Millderhurst Castle with the Blythe family. Fifty years later, Edie too is drawn to Milderhurst and the eccentric Sisters Blythe. Old ladies now, the three still live together, the twins nursing Juniper, whose abandonment by her fiance in 1941 plunged her into madness. Inside the decaying castle, Edie begins to unravel her mother's past. But there are other secrets hidden in the stones of Milderhurst Castle, and Edie is about to learn more than she expected. The truth of what happened in the distant hours has been waiting a long time for someone to find it . . .

The House at Riverton Sophie Allport limited edition

The House at Riverton Sophie Allport limited edition

Author: Kate Morton Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/07/2015

A special Sophie Allport Design limited edition of Kate Morton's acclaimed bestselling debut, The House at Riverton. Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again. Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken and memories, long-consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks. A shocking secret threatens to emerge; something history has forgotten but Grace never could. A thrilling mystery and a compelling love story, Kate Morton's The House at Riverton will appeal to readers of Ian McEwan's Atonement, L.P. Hartley's The Go-Between, and lovers of the film Gosford Park.

The Forgotten Garden Sophie Allport limited edition

The Forgotten Garden Sophie Allport limited edition

Author: Kate Morton Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/07/2015

A special Sophie Allport Design limited edition of the moving and powerful mystery, The Forgotten Garden, the bestselling second novel from the author of The House at Riverton, Kate Morton. A lost child . . . On the eve of the First World War, a little girl is found abandoned on a ship to Australia. A mysterious woman called the Authoress had promised to look after her -but has disappeared without a trace. A terrible secret . . . On the night of her twenty-first birthday, Nell Andrews learns a secret that will change her life forever. Decades later, she embarks upon a search for the truth that leads her to the windswept Cornish coast and the strange and beautiful Blackhurst Manor, once owned by the aristocratic Mountrachet family. A mysterious inheritance . . . On Nell's death, her granddaughter, Cassandra, comes into an unexpected inheritance. Cliff Cottage and its forgotten garden are notorious amongst the Cornish locals for the secrets they hold - secrets about the doomed Mountrachet family and their ward Eliza Makepeace, a writer of dark Victorian fairytales. It is here that Cassandra will finally uncover the truth about the family, and solve the century-old mystery of a little girl lost.

The Secret Keeper Sophie Allport limited edition

The Secret Keeper Sophie Allport limited edition

Author: Kate Morton Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/07/2015

A special Sophie Allport Design limited edition of Kate Morton's heart-breaking novel, The Secret Keeper; a spellbinding story of mysteries and secrets, murder and enduring love, moving between the 1930s, the 1960s and the present. 1961: On a sweltering summer's day, while her family picnics by the stream on their Suffolk farm, sixteen-year-old Laurel hides out in her childhood tree house dreaming of a boy called Billy, a move to London, and the bright future she can't wait to seize. But before the idyllic afternoon is over, Laurel will have witnessed a shocking crime that changes everything. 2011: Now a much-loved actress, Laurel finds herself overwhelmed by shades of the past. Haunted by memories, and the mystery of what she saw that day, she returns to her family home and begins to piece together a secret history. A tale of three strangers from vastly different worlds - Dorothy, Vivien and Jimmy - who are brought together by chance in wartime London and whose lives become fiercely and fatefully entwined.

The Secret Keeper

The Secret Keeper

Author: Kate Morton Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/05/2013

Kate Morton's heart-breaking novel, The Secret Keeper, is a spellbinding story of mysteries and secrets, murder and enduring love, moving between the 1930s, the 1960s and the present. 1961: On a sweltering summer's day, while her family picnics by the stream on their Suffolk farm, sixteen-year-old Laurel hides out in her childhood tree house dreaming of a boy called Billy, a move to London, and the bright future she can't wait to seize. But before the idyllic afternoon is over, Laurel will have witnessed a shocking crime that changes everything. 2011: Now a much-loved actress, Laurel finds herself overwhelmed by shades of the past. Haunted by memories, and the mystery of what she saw that day, she returns to her family home and begins to piece together a secret history. A tale of three strangers from vastly different worlds - Dorothy, Vivien and Jimmy - who are brought together by chance in wartime London and whose lives become fiercely and fatefully entwined.

Kate Morton Collection

Kate Morton Collection

Author: Kate Morton Format: eBook Release Date: 07/12/2010

Morton's first two unforgettable novels in one volume: The House at Riverton plus The Forgotten Garden.

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