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Sepulchre

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 572 pages
  • 149.86 x 220.98 x 38.1mm | 680.39g
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Printed music items; Maps; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0425225844
  • 9780425225844
  • 403,710

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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 Independent "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 Independent" "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 Independent" aUndeniably gripping.a a"The London Paper" aHistory and mystery are engagingly blended.a a"Kirkus Reviews" aGhosts, duels, murders, ill-fated love and conspiracy...addictively readable.a a"Daily Mail" aThis adventure will keep you engrossed.a a"Eve Magazine" (Britain) aA sure, deft momentum...the secrets begin to slip out thick and fast.a a"Daily Express" aTry this if you enjoyed "The Da Vinci Code" but fancy something a bit more meaty.a a"News of the World" aA page-turning saga of fin-de-siA]cle spiritualism and Visigothic treasure.a a"Art & Book Review" aMosse does what good popular historical novelists do bestamake the past enticingly otherworldly, while also claiming it as our own.a a"The Independent" aKate Mosse has a uncanny feel for history and atmosphere, a gift she supports with breathtaking research. Prepare to forget everything else you were going to do today!a aElizabeth Kostova PRAISE FOR KATE MOSSEaS LABYRINTH aExhilarating. Labyrinth will make for a ripping yarn.a a "Entertainment Weekly" aMosseas contagious enthusiasm for the subject and dexterous handling of her material make for an open-throttle narrative drive across five hundred pages of white-knuckle twists and turns. . . . A thumping good read.a a"The Washington Post" aAn esoteric puzzle wrapped in a bloodline mystery and served with a splash of history and histrionics. . . Pure escapism . . . A beguiling brew.a aNew York "Daily News" PRAISE FOR KATE MOSSEaS LABYRINTH aExhilarating. Labyrinth will make for a ripping yarn.a a "Entertainment Weekly" aMosseas contagious enthusiasm for the subject and dexterous handling of her material make for an open-throttle narrative drive across five hundred pages of white-knuckle twists and turns. . . . A thumping good read.a a"The Washington Post" aAn esoteric puzzle wrapped in a bloodline mystery and served with a splash of history and histrionics. . . Pure escapism . . . A beguiling brew.a aNew York "Daily News"
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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 France.
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Rating details

15,920 ratings
3.73 out of 5 stars
5 25% (3,916)
4 37% (5,865)
3 28% (4,506)
2 8% (1,283)
1 2% (350)
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