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Hello and welcome to my website. So far, 2024 has been crazy busy.  I’m delighted that Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries: How Women (Also) Built the World continues to be out there in the world.  It inspired a new one-woman show, Women Who Resisted: Women of World War II – commissioned by Chichester Marks Holocaust Memorial Day – which I’ll be taking to a few literary festivals during the course of the year.  I finished researching and writing the fourth, and final, novel in The Joubert Family Chronicles, The Map of Bones, which will come out in the UK in October: to preorder, click here.

I was delighted that The Ghost Ship – which so many of you took to your hearts last year – was shortlisted for 2023 Novel of the Year at the British Book Awards.  Thank you to the judges, to the Bookseller who run the Nibbies (as they’re known in the industry) and to everyone who took my pirates to their hearts. The paperback edition will be out in June.  To preorder click here.

It's also full steam ahead for the Women’s Prize, now both fiction and the inaugural Women’s Prize for Fiction.  It’s a lot of reading, but it’s brilliant immersing myself in such exceptional fiction and non-fiction.  The winners will be announced on 13th June at a ceremony in central London.  For more information on the Women’s Prize, click here.

I’ve also joined the Board of the British Library as a Trustee and am hugely looking forward to getting involved with the amazing work of the BL, not least their next major exhibition for the autumn.  All details will be posted in Events as and when they are confirmed.  In the meantime, I’m continuing to host the pre-show interview series at Chichester Festival Theatre for their 2024 season.  Again, all information here.

Finally, it will be the twentieth anniversary of the publication of my first historical novel, Labyrinth, in 2025.  We have some pretty exciting plans, so if you want to be the first to know what Labyrinth celebrations will be happening near you, then you can sign up here.

Thanks to the amazing team at Pan Macmillan UK and all my superb publishers worldwide for their enthusiasm, as well as all the librarians and booksellers for their unstinting support.  Most of all, thank you to you, the readers and audiences.  Your messages and enthusiasm are what make all this so enjoyable.

Kate Mosse Firstname Signature

March 2024


The Ghost Ship (paperback)

The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller!

Piracy. Romance. Revenge. Across the seas of the seventeenth century, two seafarers are forced to fight for their lives. The sequel to The City of TearsThe Ghost Ship is the third novel in the Joubert Family Chronicles from bestselling author Kate Mosse.

The Barbary Coast, 1621. A mysterious vessel floats silently on the water — its hull splintered and its sails tattered and burnt. For months the Ghost Ship has hunted pirates to liberate enslaved prisoners. Now it, too, finds itself hunted. But the ship’s crew hides a secret, and the stakes could not be higher. The bravest among them are not who they seem: if arrested, they will hang for their alleged crimes. Can they survive their journey and escape their fate?

A sweeping and epic love story, The Ghost Ship is a tale of adventure and buccaneering, love and revenge, stolen fortunes, piracy and hidden secrets on the high seas.

'Beautifully written and engaging from the first page' — Independent


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