Sepulchre

Sepulchre Cover

Sepulchre

By Kate Mosse

Berkley Publishing Group, Paperback, 9780425225844, 572pp.

Publication Date: March 3, 2009

Description
From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Labyrinth"-"a rich brew of supernaturalism and intrigue."("Kirkus Reviews")
In 1891, young Leonie Vernier and her brother arrive at the home of their widowed aunt in Rennes-le-Bains, in southwest France. But nothing is as Leonie had imagined. Their aunt is young, willowy, and beautiful, and the estate is a subject of local superstition. Villagers claim that Leonie's late uncle died after summoning a demon from the old Visigoth sepulchre on its grounds...
More than a century later, Meredith Martin, an American graduate student, arrives in Rennes-le- Bains while researching the life of Claude Debussy. Haunted by a Tarot reading she had in Paris-and possessing the mysterious deck of cards-she checks into a grand old hotel built on the site of a famous mountain estate destroyed by fire in 1896. There, the pack of Tarot cards and a piece of 19th-century music known as "Sepulchre 1891" hold the key to her fate-just as they did to the fate of Leonie Vernier.


About the Author
Kate Mosse has written nonfiction, plays, short stories, and six novels, including the international bestseller Labyrinth. The cofounder of the prestigious Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize), she is a campaigner to save independent bookshops and libraries in the U.K. She lives with her family in England and France.


Praise For Sepulchre

"Undeniably gripping."
-The London Paper

"History and mystery are engagingly blended."
-Kirkus Reviews

"Ghosts, duels, murders, ill-fated love and conspiracy...addictively readable."
-Daily Mail

"This adventure will keep you engrossed."
-Eve Magazine (Britain)

"A sure, deft momentum...the secrets begin to slip out thick and fast."
-Daily Express

"Try this if you enjoyed The Da Vinci Code but fancy something a bit more meaty."
-News of the World

"A page-turning saga of fin-de-siFcle spiritualism and Visigothic treasure."
-Art & Book Review

"Mosse does what good popular historical novelists do best-make the past enticingly otherworldly, while also claiming it as our own."
-The Independent