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.
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.
In 1891, did Leonie's uncle really call forth a demon from the sepulchre near Domain de la Cade? And what does this have to do with 21st-century American student Meredith? Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
"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
Contrivance, cliche and expository overkill overwhelm bestseller Mosse's tale concerning a rare tarot deck that helps link the lives of two women living eras apart. In 1891, Parisian teenager Leonie Vernier and her brother visit their young aunt at an estate in southern France. After finding a startling account of her late uncle's pursuit of the occult, Leonie scours the property for the tarot cards and Visigoth tomb he describes, unaware that more tangible peril in the form of a murderous stalker is seeking to destroy her loved ones. Present-day biographer Meredith Martin is in France finishing a book and tracing her ancestry when she sees a reproduction of the same tarot, which bears her likeness. She investigates the connection when she, too, arrives at the estate, now a hotel in which a new battle between good and evil rages. Mosse (Labyrinth) conveys so much unnecessary information through so many static scenes of talk, reading and interior monologue that the book's momentum stalls for good soon after its striking opening. Mosse's fans will hope for a return to form next time. (Apr.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.