The Taxidermist's Daughter

The Taxidermist's Daughter

Kate Mosse

Price: £12.98

On Sale: 11 September 2014

About the Book

The enthralling new Sunday Times bestselling gothic novel from the author of THE WINTER GHOSTS, CITADEL and LABYRINTH.The clock strikes twelve. Beneath the wind and the remorseless tolling of the bell, no one can hear the scream . . .1912. A Sussex churchyard. Villagers gather on the night when the ghosts of those who will not survive the coming year are thought to walk. And in the shadows, a woman lies dead. As the flood waters rise, Connie Gifford is marooned in a decaying house with her increasingly tormented father. He drinks to escape the past, but an accident has robbed her of her most significant childhood memories. Until the disturbance at the church awakens fragments of those vanished years . . .

Author

Kate Mosse is an international bestselling author with sales of more than five million copies in 38 languages. Her fiction includes the novels Labyrinth (2005), Sepulchre (2007), The Winter Ghosts (2009), Citadel (2012), The Taxidermist's Daughter (2014), and The Burning Chambers (2018), as well as an acclaimed collection of short stories, The Mistletoe Bride & Other Haunting Tales (2013).

Kate is the Co-Founder and Chair of the Board of the Women’s Prize for Fiction and in June 2013, was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to literature. She lives in Sussex.

Awards

Short-listed for Specsavers National Book Awards 2014 (UK).

Reviews

“Glossy as a crow's wing. Sure as a surgeon's scalpel. I bloody loved it.” – Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat


“Fans of Mosse will love this haunting tale of murder and suspicion” –Elle

“I loved the atmosphere: the time, the place, the weather, the cold. An unholy collision of Daphne du Maurier and Agatha Christie” – Anthony Horowitz, creator and writer of Foyle's War


“Mosse throws one bravura scene after another. This is a book full of heart and superb twists, with an unforgettable heroine and a mystery that will have you thinking long after you've turned the last page” – The Independent

“A superb atmospheric thriller, its Gothic overtones commanding attention from the very first page” – Daily Mail

Product Details

ISBN: 9781409153788

Published: 11 September 2014

432 Pages