Win The Taxidermist’s Daughter, by Kate Mosse!

Sussex, 1912. In a churchyard, villagers gather on the night when the ghosts of those who will die in the coming year are thought to be seen. Here, where the estuary leads out to the sea, superstitions still hold sway.

Standing alone is the taxidermist’s daughter. At seventeen, Constantia Gifford lives with her father in a decaying house: it is all that is left of Gifford’s once world-famous museum of taxidermy. The stuffed animals that used to grace every parlour are out of fashion, leaving Gifford a disgraced and bitter man.

The bell begins to toll and all eyes are fixed on the church. No one sees the gloved hand pick up a flint. As the last notes fade into the dark, a woman lies dead.

While the village braces itself against rising waters and the highest tide of the season, Connie struggles to discover who is responsible, but finds herself under suspicion. Is Constantia who she seems – is she the victim of circumstances or are more sinister forces at work? And what is the secret that lies at the heart of Gifford House, hidden among the bell jars of her father’s workshop?

Told over one summer, The Taxidermist’s Daughter is the haunting new novel from the bestselling author of Labyrinth, Sepulchre, Citadel and The Winter Ghosts.

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22 comments… add one
  • Abby Soffe October 20, 2015, 11:59 am

    Always keen for a new book!

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  • leonie darling October 20, 2015, 12:02 pm

    looks like a fantastic read,right up my alley,great for halloween!

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  • Trev October 20, 2015, 4:33 pm

    My wife would love this.

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  • Garth Johnstone October 20, 2015, 4:34 pm

    Always up to reading something new.

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  • Lyn Jarman October 20, 2015, 8:10 pm

    Love to read this!

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  • Robin October 20, 2015, 8:14 pm

    My niece would love this ;O)

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  • Louise Pullan October 20, 2015, 8:23 pm

    Love to win as daylight saving has arrived so back to book reading at the beach.

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  • chasann October 20, 2015, 9:21 pm

    Enjoyed reading about this book as it transported me back to a churchyard in England I visited, by an inlet, surrounded by old houses, spooky yet inviting, memorizing, had forgotten about it in recent years. The Taxidermist’s Daughter sounds like it too would be memorable.

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  • MrR October 21, 2015, 2:28 pm

    Perfect bedtime reading.

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  • Lesley R. October 21, 2015, 2:59 pm

    Sounds like a great summer read

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  • gabser October 21, 2015, 3:09 pm

    My kind of read.

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  • charlotte k October 21, 2015, 3:12 pm

    this looks like a great read

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  • charchar October 21, 2015, 3:20 pm

    Would be great to take on holiday with me next month.

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  • carole October 21, 2015, 4:40 pm

    love the sound of this book an avid reader , would love to curl up and read this one

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  • Sarah Blair October 23, 2015, 4:34 pm

    Id love to read this!

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  • Jennifer Jack October 23, 2015, 5:53 pm

    Looks like a good read 🙂 …

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  • Judy Thomas October 26, 2015, 11:55 am

    Sounds like an awesome read!

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  • ems October 26, 2015, 12:25 pm

    Cover looks very nice

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  • Rachel October 26, 2015, 10:15 pm

    Sounds a good read,

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  • Vicki Olsen October 27, 2015, 11:54 am

    I’d love to read this book.

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  • Annamarie October 27, 2015, 12:35 pm

    Can’t wait to read this xx

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  • Jean B October 29, 2015, 11:52 am

    sounds fascinating

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