9780425225844

Sepulchre

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  • ISBN13:

    9780425225844

  • ISBN10:

    0425225844

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-03-03
  • Publisher: Berkley Trade
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

Kate Mosse is the co-founder and honorary director of the Orange Prize for Fiction and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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