Sepulchre

Sepulchre

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October 1897: on the Eve of All Saint's, when graves are said to open and spirits walk, a young Parisian girl, Leonie Vernier, disappears without trace from her Aunt's country estate, the Domaine de la Cade, just outside the spa town of Rennes-les-Bains. That same night, in a tiny village across the valley, an elderly reclusive priest is brutally murdered. All that links the two events is the music heard echoing in the ancient woods and the painted Tarot card pressed between the bloodied fingers of the dead man's hand. Card XV, Le Diable - The Devil. The murderers are never brought to justice. Leonie's body is never found. October 2007: biographer and musician, Meredith Martin, arrives at the Domaine de la Cade, researching the composer, Claude Debussy. Immediately, she is captivated by the tragic history of the house and the fate of Leonie Vernier and her beloved brother Anatole. But when Meredith stumbles upon an ancient tomb, a sepulchre, hidden deep within the grounds, and hears ghostly music echoing through the woods at night, she realises the story of the cards is far from dead and buried. Against her will, she finds herself caught up in a race against time, both to find the Vernier Tarot and to solve the century-old mystery of Leonie's disappearance without becoming the latest victim herself.zshow more

Product details

  • Audio
  • 124 x 142 x 10mm | 99.79g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0752890123
  • 9780752890128

About Kate Mosse

Kate Mosse presents BBC 4's Readers and Writers Roadshow and is a regular guest and presenter on BBC Radio 4's Saturday Review, Open Book and Front Row. She is the co-founder and Honoury Director of the Orange Prize for Fiction, and was named European Woman of Achievement for her contribution to the arts. She lives with her family in West Sussex and Carcassonne. Lorelei King has worked on film in House of Mirth and Notting Hill. Television includes Cold Feet, Jonathan Creek and Monarch of the Glen. She was voted Female Performer of the Year at the Spoken Word Awards 2001 and her many audio book readings have been acclaimed. She has read several books for Orion including We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver.show more

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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 ownshow more