Sepulchre

Sepulchre

Book - 2007
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October 1891: A young girl, Léonie Vernier, and her brother, Anatole, are invited to leave the gas-lit streets of Paris and travel south to a mysterious country house - La Domaine de la Cade - near Carcassonne. There, in the ancient, dark woods, Leonie comes across a ruined sepulchre and is drawn into a century's old mystery of murder, ghosts and a strange set of tarot cards that seem to hold enormous power over life and death.

October 2007: Meredith Martin decides to take a break from her research trip in Paris - where she is studying Claude Debussy - and head down south to a beautiful hotel in the woods. She becomes fascinated by the history of the place and particularly by the tragic events of one Halloween night more than a century before that shocked the small community. Thus her fate becomes entwined with that of Leonie. But it is only when she too stumbles over a secluded glade in the forest that she realises that the secrets it contains are far from dead and buried...

A haunting mystery of revenge and obsession, set against the rich backdrop of southern France, SEPULCHRE is a stunning novel from the bestselling author of LABYRINTH.

Publisher: London : Orion, c2007
ISBN: 9780752860558
0752860550
Branch Call Number: MOS
Characteristics: 549 p. :,col. ill., map, music ;,24 cm

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E_Ritchie
Mar 23, 2017

Lovely historical fiction, and definitely well-researched. Mosse does a good job of fully fleshing out her story, without over-explanation. It can be difficult to follow at points, due to the shifting time periods, but is overall a good read, and worth the time.

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StarGladiator
Jan 19, 2013

The author, Ms. Mosse, has a lovely lyrical writing style and accurately covers both the historical period, and the ancient sect of the Catholic Church, something I suffered for a bit when, as an youth raised in a Catholic orphanage, I came across this bit of history and sect when doing mandatory religious reading and questioned my keepers on this, as it turned out, "forbidden" subject. The author brilliantly nails the reasons for it being a "forbidden" subject with the Church of Rome. And for romance lovers, a truly enjoyable novel.

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mikkisgrandma
Aug 09, 2011

Very enjoyable read--very descriptive, and engaging story line in a historically authentic setting. Worth your while.

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Badger1492
Dec 17, 2009

A modern page-turner; good mystery, good story, good historical connections. The author also does a nice job of tying in the Rennes-le-Chateau and Rennes-les-Bains mysteries and other actual events and people.

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