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Kate Mosse is the British author of the #1 multimillion selling Languedoc Trilogy and the #1 bestselling Gothic fiction author of The Winter Ghosts (2009) and The Taxidermist's Daughter (2014).

Her books, which have been translated into 38 languages, have been published in over 40 countries.

Kate is a Professor of Creative Writing & Contemporary Fiction at the University of Chichester, and the Founder Director of the Women's Prize for Fiction, an organization championing for women's creativity.

She was awarded an OBE in 2013 for her services to literature and women.

More about Kate Mosse

Genres: Fantasy / SF, Historical Fiction, Non-fiction

Born: 1961

United Kingdom


Non Series

  • Eskimo Kissing (1996)
  • Crucifix Lane (1998)
  • The Winter Ghosts (2009)
  • The Taxidermist's Daughter (2014)

Burning Chambers Books

  1. The Burning Chambers (2018)
  2. The City of Tears (2020)

Languedoc Trilogy

  1. Labyrinth (2005)
  2. Sepulchre (2007)
  3. Citadel (2012)


  1. Becoming a Mother (1993)
  2. The House: A Season in the Life of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (1995)

Short Stories

  1. The Cave (2009)

Short Story Collection

  1. Great Escapes (2008)
  2. The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting Tales (2013)
Short Stories

Detailed book overview

Non Series

Eskimo Kissing

Sam is an average teenager who has colored her life through friendship, the unique bond she has with her twin sister, and through homework and entertainment.

This book is about the search by an adopted twin, whose sister has died, for her real parents.

A tale of good love versus bad and of the devastating power of the truth, this moving and enthralling story tells of how it’s not blood or tradition that defines people, but rather how they live and how they love.

Author: Kate Mosse
First Release: 1996
ISBN: 978-0340666197
Publisher: Coronet Books
Crucifix Lane

Annie Jones gets involved in a terrible accident as she leaves a club at six o'clock in the morning.

Upon awakening, she mysteriously finds herself eleven years into the future.

Although she is still in London, a lot seems to have changed. The river isn’t tidal anymore, biopiracy is rampant, and immigrant refugees have colonized the Marsh Projects.

Embraced by the Network, a group of environmentalists who provide food, medical supplies and advice to the needy, Annie finds herself drawn to Kellen—the group’s charming leader.

As she begins learning more about her new world, Annie begins embracing life in 2008 more than her previous life before the accident.

When she however discovers shocking things about Kellen, Annie is forced to choose between her old life and her new one.

Author: Kate Mosse
First Release: 1998
ISBN: 978-0340692912
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
The Winter Ghosts

World War one didn’t just take lives, it robbed people of their friends, loved ones and futures.

For Freddie Watson, it not only robbed him of brother, but also his peace of mind.

Overcome by agony, he spends much of his time in a sanatorium.

It’s winter of 1928.

Freddie is traversing the French Pyrenees which was also ravaged by the years of war.

When his car veers off the mountain road during a snowstorm, Freddie makes his way into the woods before discovering a small village where he crosses paths with a stunning local woman who is also weeping over a lost generation.

As Freddie and Fabrissa narrate their sad dates throughout the night, Freddie learns of a terrible tragic incident that traces back to centuries.

Author: Kate Mosse
First Release: 2009
Ebook: B002UPVVV0
Publisher: Orion
The Taxidermist's Daughter

As the clock strikes midnight, nobody can hear the scream from the loud tolling of the bell.

The year is 1912 at a Sussex churchyard.

Villagers assemble on the night when the ghosts of those who will not live to see the coming year are thought to walk.

The lifeless body of a woman lies in the shadows.

Connie Gifford is trapped in a deteriorating house with her increasingly troubled father.

An unfortunate incident robbes her of her most treasured childhood memories, until the disruption at the church spark pieces of the years gone by.

Author: Kate Mosse
First Release: 2014
Ebook: B01122BYHC
Publisher: William Morrow

Burning Chambers Books

The Burning Chambers

The year is 1562 in Carcassonne.

An anonymous letter is delivered to nineteen year old Minou Joubert at her father's bookshop.

The letter, which is sealed with a unique family crest, contains the words: SHE KNOWS THAT YOU LIVE.

Before she even gets to uncover the real message behind the letter, Minou crosses paths with Piet Reydon, a youthful Huguenot convert who forever changes her life.

On a lethal mission, Piet’s fate will depend on Minou's ability to get him out of La Cité alive.

Elsewhere, old secret document threatens to resurface, with the mistress of Puivert desperate to expose its secret and intensify her power.

Author: Kate Mosse
First Release: 2018
Ebook: B07771VG4M
Publisher: Mantle
The City of Tears

It’s June of 1572.

France has for the last decade been ravaged by religious wars, with neighbor turning against neighbor and thousands losing their lives.

The prospect of peace however lies ahead thanks to the royal wedding between Catherine de’ Medici and Jeanne d'Albret. The uniting of a Catholic Crown and Henri should be enough to ends the wars.

Elsewhere, Minou Joubert and her family receive an invitation to attend the royal wedding in Paris poised for August.

Unbeknownst to Minou is that Vidal, her family’s oldest foe, will also be there.

And on the eve of the Feast Day of St Bartholomew's, just days before the marriage, Minou’s family will be torn apart, with one of the children mysteriously vanishing.

Author: Kate Mosse
First Release: 2020
Ebook: B081YZ3R4T
Publisher: Mantle

Languedoc Trilogy


“Three secrets. Two women. One Grail.”

The year is 1209. It’s the month of July in Carcassonne.

A seventeen year old girl is handed a peculiar book by her father who claims that in the book lies the secret of the true Grail.

In as much as Alais can’t understand the mysterious words and symbols contained in it, she is aware that that her fate lies in protecting the secret of the labyrinth.

It’s July of 2005.

Alice Tanner comes across two skeletons in a lost cave located in the French Pyrenees.

It’s only until she sees the labyrinth symbol carved into the rock that Alice realizes that she has awaken something that should have remained a secret.

And with that, a link to her terrible past is revealed.

Author: Kate Mosse
First Release: 2005
Ebook: B0037471W6
Publisher: Orion

The year is 1891.

Seventeen year old Leonie Vernier and her brother leave the French capital in order to seek refuge in their aunt's remote country house not far from Carcassonne, the Domaine de la Cade.

Leonie however discovers a damaged sepulcher and a timeless mystery whose traces are written in blood.

The year is 2007.

Meredith Martin makes her way to the Domaine de la Cade for a biography research.

But as she also attempts to uncover the key to her own complex legacy, Meredith becomes entwined in the story of a devastating love, a missing girl, a distinctive deck of tarot cards and the mysterious events of one tragic night a century ago.

Author: Kate Mosse
First Release: 2007
Ebook: B002U3CBRA
Publisher: Orion

A brave and lively nineteen year old named Sandrine finds herself in a Resistance group in Carcassonne dubbed 'Citadel'—which is comprised of everyday women who are determined to put everything on the line for the sake of what is right.

Sandrine then meets and falls in love with Raoul, whom she shares a mutual admiration for their country, and for each other.

Love however comes at a price in a deadly world where enemies are much closer than ever, neighbor turns against neighbor, and friends mysterious vanish—never to be seen again.

Author: Kate Mosse
First Release: 2012
Ebook: B007ZXK118
Publisher: Orion


Becoming a Mother

This book is a combination of medical and historical information from ordinary women, offering insights into the feelings and emotions experienced during pregnancy and birth.

It offers a week after week account of crucial moments, from deciding to conceive, to the first impressions of life with your young one.

Some of the topics discussed include:

Conception - If and When
Feelings for Your Growing Baby
Your Career and Financial Position
Fear that Something May Go Wrong
Changing Relationships with Family and Friends
Choosing Where and How to Give Birth
How Others Felt - Women Relate their Experiences
The First Few Days with Your Baby

Author: Kate Mosse
First Release: 1993
ISBN: 978-0349004808
Publisher: Virago Press Limited
The House: A Season in the Life of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Accompanying a BBC television series, this is a narrative record of life behind the scenes and on the stage of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

It primarily looks at the performances throughout 1993 and 1994, including "Die Meistersinger" and its over 250 cast members, Tchaikovsky's "The Sleeping Beauty", the spectacular epic "Aida", and delicate projects such as the ballet "Fanfare", and Trevor Nunn's "Katya Kabanova".

This book also focuses on the dancers, technicians, musicians, singers and administrators who devoted themselves to making these productions a success.

Author: Kate Mosse
First Release: 1995
ISBN: 978-0563370888
Publisher: BBC Consumer Publishing

Short Stories

The Cave

It’s March of 1928.

Freddie Smith is involved in a car crash while on a motoring holiday in the mountainous south west of France.

Forced to seek shelter from the terrible storm, he makes his way into a boarding house where he crosses paths with a stunning young woman named Marie.

As they begin speaking, Marie tells him of how locals fled the area and sought refuge in a cave during the wars of religion in the 14th century, never to be seen again.

The next morning, with Marie gone and his car days away from being repaired, Freddie embarks on a mission to find the remains of the villagers who disappeared nearly six centuries ago—a decision he’ll forever regret.

Author: Kate Mosse
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-0752884509
Publisher: Orion

Short Story Collection

Great Escapes

Great Escapes(2008) is a collection of short stories by some of the most renowned award-winning authors.

Best suited for women between the ages of 25 and 55, the book explores a number of issues faced by the women of today.

Contributions are by: Kate Mosse, Deborah Moggach, Rose Tremain, Fay Weldon, Lesley Pearse, Virginia Ironside, Pat Ferguson, Helen Simpson, Isabel Wolff, Elizabeth Buchan, Natasha Cooper, Polly Samson, Nell Leyshon, Jane Elizabeth Varley, Amanda Craig, Kathy Lette and Nicci Gerrard.

Author: Kate Mosse
First Release: 2008
ISBN: 978-1843404835
Publisher: Collins & Brown
The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting Tales

This is a winter ghost short story collection from bestselling author Kate Mosse.

I can hear someone coming. It has happened before.

I hesitate for a while in order to listen but hear nothing.

I sigh. Just like before, hope has been mercilessly taken away before it can take root.

And so then, as always, I am taken back to the very first December a very long time ago.

Set in the natural landscapes of Sussex, Brittany and the Languedoc, these are tales of ghosts and vengeance thirsty spirits, agonized women and troubled men struggling to embrace their destinies.

Author: Kate Mosse
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1409148067
Publisher: Orion