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The Taxidermist's Daughter Paperback – 10 November 2015

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  • ASIN : 1409153770
  • Publisher : Orion; 1st edition (10 November 2015)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 288 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 9781409153771
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1409153771
  • Dimensions : 16 x 2.9 x 19.9 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
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Glossy as a crow's wing. Sure as a surgeon's scalpel. I bloody loved it. ― JOANNE HARRIS - Author of CHOCOLAT

THE TAXIDERMIST'S DAUGHTER is amazing - atmospheric, gripping . . . I can't put it down ― MARIAN KEYES - Author of THIS CHARMING MAN

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

[A] classic tale of marshland murder and madness ... The strength of this book likes as much in the startling imagery and atmospheric description as it does in the story ... A deliciously dark novel that races towards its grotesque conclusion ― DAILY EXPRESS

It is a cleverly constructed thriller, keeping its secrets for a good two thirds of the book. Mosse excels at building up clammy, dank suspense while keeping her readers in the dark ... A seriously satisfying read ― METRO

A new novel from Kate Mosse is always a treat. Set in a Sussex village where a grisly murder has taken place, The Taxidermist's Daughter is part ghost story, part psychological thriller and will send shivers down your spine. ― GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

This latest tale from the bestselling author of Labyrinth, Sepulchre and Citadel (a mere 5 million in sales) is set in Sussex in 1912 and filled with grizzly murders, stuffed birds and suspicious villagers. It's a compulsive read reminiscent of Daphne Du Maurier. ― STYLIST

A beautifully told story of revenge, justice and secrets. If you haven't read any Kate Mosse then this is a gem to start with ... Cast with a Victorian darkness, filled with taxidermy, cemeteries and shifty types it is everything you could possibly want from this genre ― WE LOVE THIS BOOK

This is magnificent. A gothic tale of murder, superstition and mystery that will really keep you glued to your seat ... The build is superbly done. The author is excellent on drawing out the tension, a real page-turner and a thrilling read ― LOVEREADING

Nestled in among the feathers and flesh is a dark and mysterious tale, but one that is also touching and passionate. Mosse strikes a fine balance between character and concept, creating a thriller so unique that her talent is indisputable ― THE LIST

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A superb, atmospheric thriller, its Gothic overtones commanding attention from the very first page - DAILY MAIL

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

A new novel from Kate Mosse is always a treat. Set in a Sussex village where a grisly murder has taken place, THE TAXIDERMIST'S DAUGHTER is part ghost story, part psychological thriller and will send shivers down your spine - GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

Fans of Mosse will love this haunting tale of murder and suspicion - ELLE

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

Murder, haunting, superstition and fear stalk the pages of this superior gothic thriller set in the Sussex salt marshes. An unputdownable read - WOMAN & HOME

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