Kate Mosse Books

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Kate Mosse is a British bestseller and broadcaster that writes historical, mystery, supernatural, gothic, and nonfiction books. Born in 1961 in Chichester, West Sussex, Moose comes from a family of three sisters, of which she’s the oldest.

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Order of Languedoc Series

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1 Labyrinth 2005 Description / Buy
2 Sepulchre 2007 Description / Buy
3 Citadel 2012 Description / Buy

Order of The Joubert Family Chronicles Series

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1 The Burning Chambers 2018 Description / Buy
2 The City of Tears 2020 Description / Buy
3 The Ghost Ship 2023 Description / Buy
4 The Map of Bones 2025 Description / Buy

Order of Kate Mosse Standalone Novels

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1 Eskimo Kissing 1996 Description / Buy
2 Crucifix Lane 1998 Description / Buy
3 The Winter Ghosts 2010 Description / Buy
4 The Taxidermist's Daughter 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Kate Mosse Short Stories/Novellas

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1 The Cave (Short Story) 2009 Description / Buy
2 The Black Mountain 2022 Description / Buy

Order of Kate Mosse Short Story Collections

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1 The Mistletoe Bride & Other Haunting Tales 2013 Description / Buy
2 The Mistletoe Bride 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Kate Mosse Non-Fiction Books

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1 Becoming a Mother 1993 Description / Buy
2 The House 1995 Description / Buy
3 An Extra Pair of Hands 2021 Description / Buy
4 Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries 2022 Description / Buy

Kate Mosse Anthologies

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1 Great Escapes 2008 Description / Buy
2 Midsummer Nights 2009 Description / Buy
3 The Library Book 2012 Description / Buy
4 This Is How We Come Back Stronger: Feminist Writers on Turning Crisis into Change 2021 Description / Buy
5 Marple: Twelve New Mysteries 2022 Description / Buy
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The author attended Chichester High School for Girls and New College, Oxford (BA in English). She’s the daughter of a solicitor and a part-time teacher (Business Studies and Economics). Money was rarely a topic of conversation in their home.

While they did not necessarily count every penny they spent, the family did not waste money either. Her parents were part of a wartime generation that cared little for keeping up appearances.

They did their best at work and used their free time to volunteer. Mosse adopted these lessons. She pushed herself at school, but her ambitious streak did not originate from a desire to make money. This became obvious when she decided to pursue publishing because most authors write for the love of storytelling, not to become rich.

Mosse started working at an early age. She remembers landing a waitressing gig (in an old-fashioned Chichester tea room) that occupied her Saturdays. But her clumsiness made her ill-suited for the job.

Her time at a Chichester Festival Theater (Usherette) was more pleasant. The author joined Hodder and Stoughton as a temp after her graduation from Oxford University. She became a permanent fixture after a staff member went on maternity leave.

Initially, the £6000 they offered her each year felt like a fortune. But then her rent and travel expenses disabused her of that notion. She stuck around long enough to move up the ranks. Mosse welcomed the challenge that came with being a woman in a gentleman’s club.

When her editor jumped to a different publisher, Mosse followed him. By the time she left publishing, her superiors wanted to give her oversight over several imprints. But the author wanted to write fiction.

Her decision was a gamble because she had a family, and they had a mortgage to pay. But Mosse was optimistic because she had just received her first book contract. She blames a friend for pushing her to write.

The author was pregnant with her second child when the friend (a literary agent) noticed that Mosse constantly complained about the absence of worthwhile pregnancy-related books. He told her to write the book she wanted to read instead of moaning so much about the issue, and Mosse agreed.

That same agent got Mosse a contract with Virago. Later, she wrote a book for a BBC TV series that caught the eye of an editor from a different publisher who commissioned two novels from her. While her advance was small, the author’s freelance journalism gigs kept her afloat until she became the Chichester Festival Theater’s executive director in 1998, dramatically improving the family’s financial situation.

Kate Mosse Awards

Mosse has received Quill And British Book Award nominations.

Best Kate Mosse Books

The author is renowned for co-founding the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction. Mosse’s best books include:

Labyrinth: Alais was young and ill-prepared for the grueling responsibilities her father expected her to carry. He left in her care a ring inscribed with a labyrinth and a mysterious book. Together, they would reveal the secret of the true Grail and its guardian.

But Southern France was a dangerous place. A brutal crusade would soon smash a wave of armies against the walls of Carcassone.

Eight hundred years later, Alice is volunteering at an archeological dig when she comes across a pair of crumbling skeletons in a cave. Who are they? What are the strange writings on the walls? What does the labyrinth pattern mean?

Sepulchre: Leonie Vernier and her brother Anatole went to Domain de la Cade because their widowed aunt invited them to her mountain estate in 1891. But life in the Domain was not quite what Leonie expected.

The villagers claimed that Isolde’s husband had perished after summoning a demon. Leonie was hesitant to believe them. But every step she took in her investigation of the Domain’s ancient mysteries raised more questions.

Meanwhile, Meredith Martin has moved into the Domain de la Cade, a grand old hotel, a century later. The graduate student came to France to study a 19th Century Composer. But strange dreams and visions have started assailing her.

When Does The Next Kate Mosse book come out?

The next book by Kate Mosse is The Map of Bones and will be released on January, 7th 2025. It is the newest book in the The Joubert Family Chronicles Series.


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