Sepulchre

By Kate Mosse
(Berkley Trade, Paperback, 9780425225844, 592pp.)

Publication Date: March 3, 2009

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Labyrinth-"a rich brew of supernaturalism and intrigue."(Kirkus Reviews)

In 1891, young Léonie Vernier and her brother arrive at the home of their widowed aunt in Rennes-le-Bains, in southwest France. But nothing is as Léonie had imagined. Their aunt is young, willowy, and beautiful, and the estate is a subject of local superstition. Villagers claim that Léonie'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 Léonie Vernier.




About the Author

Kate Mosse is the author of the New York Times bestselling Labyrinth and Sepulchre and the Co-founder and Honorary Director of the prestigious Orange Prize for Fiction. She lives 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

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