Sepulchre

Sepulchre

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October 1891: A young girl, Leonie 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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 560 pages
  • 158 x 236 x 58mm | 898.11g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 0752860550
  • 9780752860558
  • 398,779

About Kate Mosse

Kate Mosse is the author of two non-fiction books and three novels, including the multi-million selling international No 1 bestseller, Labyrinth. The Co-Founder & Honorary Director of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction, Kate is also a guest presenter and reviewer for many TV and radio arts programmes. In 2006 she was awarded an Honorary Degree by the University of Chichester. Kate lives with her family in West Sussex and Carcassonne.show more

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'The Labyrinth author is back with another brilliantly absorbing story ... Richly evocative and full of compelling twists and turns.' RED 'The latest from the the author of best-selling Labyrinth, this adventure will keep you engrossed.' EVE 'Mosse's gifts for historical fiction are considerable ... Mosse does what good popular historical novelists do best - make the past enticingly otherworldly, while also claiming it as our own.' -- Emma Hagestadt INDEPENDENT 'Gripping' HEAT 'ghosts, duels, murders, ill-fated love and conspiracy...addictively readable' -- Eithne Farry DAILY MAIL 'undeniably gripping' THELONDONPAPER 'Try this if you enjoyed The Da Vinci Code but fancy something a bit more meaty.' NEWS OF THE WORLD 'Better than Labyrinth!' SIMON MAYO BOOK CLUB ON RADIO 5 LIVE 'A sure, deft momentum...the secrets begin to slip out thick and fast' DAILY EXPRESS 'The best of the Brits...a ghoul thriller...Where Mosse really wins is in the writing department. She's the real role model there.' THE MIRROR 'Sepulchre is a compulsive, fantastical, historical yarn. Mosse's skill lies in the precise nature of her storytelling.' THE OBSERVER '[Mosse is] a powerful storyteller with an abundant imagination'. -- Artemis Cooper DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Her narrative lyricism, beautifully drawn female characters and deft journey from the past to the present day, are also a cut above.' SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY 'no doubt many readers are eagerly awaiting the the pleasures of her next novel.' THE GUARDIAN 'an enjoyable romp' MAIL ON SUNDAY 'sexy, modern adventure.' SAGAshow more

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

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<p>The author of the monster bestseller <a href="http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/WEBSITE/WWW/WEBPAGES/showbook.php?id=0752877321">Labyrinth</a> is back with another historical occult thriller again set in South West France (in the commune of Carcassonne). Mosse's dark and gripping tale is a wonderfully convoluted mixture of myth and mystery involving numerology and Tarot (there are 8 key Tarot cards in the book each associated with a particular character or characters), religious rituals, murders and duels, and Visigoth treasure! Meredith Martin, a researcher, finds herself obsessionally retracing the life of Leonie Vernier and all that happened to her one hundred years before, and finds herself drawn into a compelling conspiracy... </p> <p>Cleverly constructed, <a href="http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/WEBSITE/WWW/WEBPAGES/showbook.php?id=0752860550">Sepulchre</a> (the title of which is inspired by Charles Baudelaire's poem <em>Sepulture</em>) is a suspenseful adventure story that lovers of ghost-stories and religious thrillers won't want to miss. Great fun.</p>show more
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