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From the New York Times bestselling author of Labyrinth-"a rich brew of supernaturalism and intrigue."(Kirkus Reviews) In 1891, young Leonie Vernier and her brother arrive at the home of their widowed aunt in Rennes-le-Bains, in southwest France. But nothing is as Leonie had imagined. Their aunt is young, willowy, and beautiful, and the estate is a subject of local superstition. Villagers claim that Leonie's late uncle died after summoning a demon from the old Visigoth sepulchre on its grounds... More than a century later, Meredith Martin, an American graduate student, arrives in Rennes-le- Bains while researching the life of Claude Debussy. Haunted by a Tarot reading she had in Paris-and possessing the mysterious deck of cards-she checks into a grand old hotel built on the site of a famous mountain estate destroyed by fire in 1896. There, the pack of Tarot cards and a piece of 19th-century music known as Sepulchre 1891 hold the key to her fate-just as they did to the fate of Leonie Vernier."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 572 pages
  • 149.86 x 220.98 x 38.1mm | 680.39g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations, maps, printed music items
  • 0425225844
  • 9780425225844
  • 462,814

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"Undeniably gripping." -The London Paper "History and mystery are engagingly blended." -Kirkus Reviews "Ghosts, duels, murders, ill-fated love and conspiracy...addictively readable." -Daily Mail "This adventure will keep you engrossed." -Eve Magazine (Britain) "A sure, deft momentum...the secrets begin to slip out thick and fast." -Daily Express "Try this if you enjoyed The Da Vinci Code but fancy something a bit more meaty." -News of the World "A page-turning saga of fin-de-siFcle spiritualism and Visigothic treasure." -Art & Book Review "Mosse does what good popular historical novelists do best-make the past enticingly otherworldly, while also claiming it as our own." -The Independentshow more

About Kate Mosse

Kate Mosse is the author of the New York Times bestselling Labyrinth and Sepulchre and the Co-founder and Honorary Director of the prestigious Orange Prize for Fiction. She lives in England and more

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15,397 ratings
3.72 out of 5 stars
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4 37% (5,681)
3 28% (4,371)
2 8% (1,256)
1 2% (348)
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