Author(s): Kate Mosse
1891. Seventeen-year-old Leonie Vernier and her brother abandon Paris for the sanctuary of their aunt's isolated country house near Carcassonne, the Domaine de la Cade. But in the nearby woods, Leonie stumbles across a ruined sepulchre - and a timeless mystery whose traces are written in blood. 2007. Meredith Martin arrives at the Domaine de la Cade as part of her research for a biography she's writing. But Meredith is also seeking the key to her own complex legacy and soon becomes immersed in the story of a tragic love, a missing girl, a unique deck of tarot cards, an unquiet soul and the strange events of one cataclysmic night more than a century ago...
LABYRINTH was a publishing sensation, reaching No.1 in both hardcover and paperback. Voted the Richard & Judy Read of the Year 2006, Labyrinth sold more than a million in paperback alone and was a bestseller around the world. 'The LABYRINTH author is back with another brilliantly absorbing story ... Richly evocative and full of compelling twists and turns' Red. 'SEPULCHRE is a compulsive, fantastical, historical yarn. Mosse's skill lies in the precise nature of her storytelling' Observer. 'Ghosts, duels, murders, ill-fated love and conspiracy ? addictively readable' Daily Mail. '[Mosse is] a powerful storyteller with an abundant imagination' 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. 'The best of the Brits ? Where Mosse really wins is in the writing department. She's the real role model there' Mirror. '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' Independent. Includes Reading Group Notes and a special Sepulchre Walk.
"a historical thriller for the Sex and the City generation" SUNDAY TIMES "A great read...from one of Britain's most talented writers" YORK PRESS
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.