A gripping historical mystery from the multi-million copy bestselling author of LABYRINTH and THE BURNING CHAMBERS
1891. Seventeen-year-old Leonie Vernier and her older brother abandon Paris for the sanctuary of their aunt's isolated country house near Carcassonne, the Domaine de la Cade. But when Leonie stumbles across a ruined sepulchre she uncovers a timeless mystery and a unique deck of tarot cards that seem to hold power over life and death.
2007. Meredith Martin arrives at the Domaine de la Cade to research a biography. But Meredith is also seeking the key to her own complex legacy and becomes immersed in the story of a tragic love, a missing girl, a quest for revenge and the haunting events of one cataclysmic night a century ago . . .
'Brilliantly absorbing . . . richly evocative and full of compelling twists and turns' Red
'A powerful storyteller with an abundant imagination' Daily Telegraph
BOOK TWO OF THE LANGUEDOC TRILOGY. Now fully revised and updated
Ghosts, duels, murders, ill-fated love and conspiracy ... addictively readable - DAILY MAIL
SEPULCHRE is a compulsive, fantastical, historical yarn. Mosse's skill lies in the precise nature of her storytelling - OBSERVER
[Mosse is] a powerful storyteller with an abundant imagination - DAILY TELEGRAPH
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
The best of the Brits ... Where Mosse really wins is in the writing department. She's the real role model there - DAILY MIRROR
Brilliantly absorbing ... Richly evocative and full of compelling twists and turns - RED
Kate Mosse has written two works of non-fiction, several short stories and one previous novel, Eskimo Kissing. She is the Founder and Honorary Director of the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Administrative Director of Chichester Festival Theatre. She lives in Chichester, West Sussex, with her partner and two children.