Sepulchre – Kate Mosse

Murder mystery and supernatural goings on in southern France – another blockbuster read from Kate Mosse.

Two good female leads, with parallel stories – jeune Parisienne Léonie Vernier’s fin de siècle coming of age, and American musician and writer, Meredith Martin who follows in her footsteps over 100 years later during the course of her research into both Claude Debussy’s life and her own family history.

The paperback edition I read had readers’ notes at the end. So now I’m going to have to find out who the two characters are that overlap from Labyrinth. link: Sepulchre – Kate Mosse

Eskimo Kissing – Kate Mosse

Another of the second hand book haul from Hereford, and an easy read albeit a bit weepy in places as we follow the emotional highs and lows of the late teenage years in the life of Sam, who, together with her beloved twin Anna was adopted as a baby. When Anna is killed in a road accident, Sam decides to track down her biological parents.

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Labyrinth – Kate Mosse

I’ve seen this in many a bookshop’s Bestsellers pile over the past few months, so spotting it at the library I picked up a copy, having already bought a copy for Karen for her birthday a few months ago.

Although it’s clearly of the Da Vinci Code genre, it’s got different historical emphasis, much stronger female characters and a few drops of mysticism. Not to be taken too seriously, it’s an enjoyable read with the twin tales set in the 13th century and the 21st intertwining throughout the novel, and not surprisingly coming together at the end.

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