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Sepulchre by Kate Mosse
  

Sepulchre

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As absorbing and fascinating as Mosse’s first novel Labyrinth, Sepulchre is rich in history, mystery, revenge and obsession. Again this is a time split novel following the story of two women separated by over a century but linked by a mysterious discovery. A really great read, thoroughly engrossing.

To listen to music by Greg Nunnes, which was inspired by Sepulchre, click the 'Audio Extract' button.

Watch out for Citadel, the latest in the Languedoc series, published on the 25 Oct 2012.

The Languedoc series.

1. Labyrinth

2. Sepulchre

3. Citadel


Comparison: Dan Brown, Diana Gabaldon.

If you like Kate Mosse you might also like to read books by Kathy Reichs, Susanna Kearsley and Dan Brown.

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Sepulchre by Kate Mosse

October 1891: A young girl, Léonie Vernier, and her brother, Anatole, are invited to leave the gas-lit streets of Paris and travel south to a mysterious country house - La Domaine de la Cade - near Carcassonne. There, in the ancient, dark woods, Leonie comes across a ruined sepulchre and is drawn into a century's old mystery of murder, ghosts and a strange set of tarot cards that seem to hold enormous power over life and death.

October 2007: Meredith Martin decides to take a break from her research trip in Paris - where she is studying Claude Debussy - and head down south to a beautiful hotel in the woods. She becomes fascinated by the history of the place and particularly by the tragic events of one Halloween night more than a century before that shocked the small community. Thus her fate becomes entwined with that of Leonie. But it is only when she too stumbles over a secluded glade in the forest that she realises that the secrets it contains are far from dead and buried…

A haunting mystery of revenge and obsession, set against the rich backdrop of southern France, SEPULCHRE is the stunning new novel from the bestselling author of LABYRINTH.

About the Author

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 second in the series - the fin-de-si?cle Tarot tale, Sepulchre - and her stand alone novella, The Winter Ghosts - were also No 1 bestsellers. The third and final bestselling novel in the Trilogy, Citadel was published to outstanding reviews in October 2012 and shortlisted for the Specsavers Most Popular Novel of the Year award. Set during World War II in Carcassonne, it tells the story of courage and bravery under Occupation based around an all-female group of Resistance fighters.

In October 2013 Kate's first ever collection of stories The Mistletoe Bride & Other Winter Tales was be published. Her short fiction and essays have previously appeared in a range of magazines and books including Midsummer Nights (Quercus), The Book Lovers' Appreciation Society (Orion) and Fifty Shades of Feminism (Virago). She has also written introductions to new editions of classic novels - including Captain Blood by Raphael Sabbatini, Night Falls on the City by Sarah Gainham and Goldfinger by Ian Fleming. Other recent publications play Endpapers (Oberon Books), commissioned by the Bush Theatre for 'Sixty-Six Books', and Chichester Festival Theatre at Fifty in 2012 (Unbound).

Known as a campaigner for libraries and for promoting international writing by women, Kate is the Co-Founder & Honorary Director of the Women's Prize for Fiction - previously the Orange Prize for Fiction - and has advised prizes and festivals throughout the world in this field. In 2012, Kate was named by the Bookseller as one of the fifty most influential people in British publishing, and was presented with the 'Spirit of Everywoman Award' for her contribution to women and the arts in November.

Kate also on the board of the National Theatre in London and is Patron of The Fishbourne Centre and of the Consort of Twelve in Sussex, where she lives. Kate was awarded an OBE in June 2013.

Author photo © Roderick Field

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Publication date

31st October 2007

Author

Kate Mosse

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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

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Hardback

Categories

Historical Fiction
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ISBN

9780752860558

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