The Taxidermist's Daughter

by Kate Mosse

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The Taxidermist's Daughter Synopsis

The clock strikes twelve. Beneath the wind and the remorseless tolling of the bell, no one can hear the scream ...1912. A Sussex churchyard. Villagers gather on the night when the ghosts of those who will not survive the coming year are thought to walk. And in the shadows, a woman lies dead. As the flood waters rise, Connie Gifford is marooned in a decaying house with her increasingly tormented father. He drinks to escape the past, but an accident has robbed her of her most significant childhood memories. Until the disturbance at the church awakens fragments of those vanished years ...

The Taxidermist's Daughter Press Reviews

'Glossy as a crow's wing. Sure as a surgeon's scalpel. I bloody loved it.' JOANNE HARRIS - Author of CHOCOLAT


'THE TAXIDERMIST'S DAUGHTER is amazing - atmospheric, gripping ... I can't put it down' MARIAN KEYES - Author of THIS CHARMING MAN 


'loved the atmosphere: the time, the place, the weather, the cold. An unholy collision of Daphne du Maurier and Agatha Christie' ANTHONY HOROWITZ - Creator and Writer of FOYLE'S WAR


'[A] classic tale of marshland murder and madness ... The strength of this book likes as much in the startling imagery and atmospheric description as it does in the story ... A deliciously dark novel that races towards its grotesque conclusion' DAILY EXPRESS

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ISBN: 9781409159896
Publication date: 12/03/2015
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781409159896
Publication date: 12th March 2015
Author: Kate Mosse
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 432 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Kate Mosse

Kate Mosse was our Guest Editor in November 2012 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing.   Kate Mosse is the author of three non-fiction books, three plays and six novels, including her multi-million selling international No 1 bestselling Languedoc Trilogy. Translated into 38 languages and published in 40 countries, the first of the series, Labyrinth, was the bestselling book in the UK in 2006, named as one of Waterstone's best novels of the past twenty five years and was made into a feature film for Channel 4 television by Ridley Scott staring John Hurt, Jessica Brown-Findlay and Tom Felton. The ...

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