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Kate Mosse is an author and broadcaster. The Co-Founder of the Orange Prize for Fiction (OPF) and the Orange Award for New Writers (OANW), she is also a former Executive Director of Chichester Festival Theatre. With her husband, author and teacher Greg Mosse, she teaches creative writing at West Dean College, West Sussex. She is a Trustee of Arts & Business and the South West Sussex Arts Group.

Genres: Historical, Mystery
Kate Mosse recommends
Night Falls On The City (1967)
(Night Falls on the City, book 1)
Sarah Gainham
"A rare novel of beauty and scope and ambition ... without doubt Gainham's masterpiece."
The Russian Concubine (2007)
(Russian Concubine, book 2)
Kate Furnivall
"Wonderful... a gripping love story... A hugely ambitious and atmospheric epic novel."
The Snake Stone (2007)
(Yashim the Eunuch, book 2)
Jason Goodwin
"Everything you could want from a novel - a cracking story, beautifully written, with a wonderfully seductive and original detective in the figure of Yashim the Eunuch."
The Dark Volume (2008)
(Miss Temple, Doctor Svenson, and Cardinal Chang, book 2)
Gordon Dahlquist
"Fantastic... I was in seventh heaven."
Sashenka (2008)
(Moscow Trilogy, book 1)
Simon Sebag Montefiore
"Gripping from start to finish with a wonderful heroine. The perfect mix of sweeping history and page-turning storytelling."
Rules of Deception (2008)
(Jonathan Ransom, book 1)
Christopher Reich
"Fast-paced and intriguing, RULES OF DECEPTION is a great international thriller full of twists and turns that kept me guessing to the very end. A very enjoyable read."
The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life (2009)
(All the Hopeful Lovers)
William Nicholson
"Utterly captures the sense of quiet desperation of ordinary lives . . . and the ways in which life turns on a sixpence."
One Day (2009)
David Nicholls
"I really loved it . . . it's absolutely wonderful . . . just so moving and engaging."
The Rapture (2009)
Liz Jensen
"Part literary ecological disaster, part critique about the dangers of evangelical religion, this is a pace imaginative novel, full of twists and turns, that deserves to be read in one sitting."
Heresy (2010)
(Giordano Bruno, book 1)
S J Parris
"It has everything - intrigue, mystery, and excellent history."
The Holy Thief (2010)
(Captain Alexei Dimitrevich Korolev, book 1)
William Ryan
"A subtle, superb mystery, a wonderful central character and a sense of place and period to rival even the greatest of Russian masters. More please!"
The Key (2012)
(Sancti Trilogy , book 2)
Simon Toyne
"A fast moving, thoroughly enjoyable, adventure - plenty of action, plenty of intrigue and a wonderfully imaginative reinterpretation of a slice of religious history. The sort of novel to devour in one sitting"
The Madness of July (2014)
(Will Flemyng, book 1)
James Naughtie
"A hugely satisfying thriller that grips from the first page to the last."
The Steady Running of the Hour (2014)
Justin Go
"A wonderful time-slip story, beautifully written, emotionally engaging and ambitious. I loved it!"
The Secret Place (2014)
(Dublin Murder Squad, book 5)
Tana French
"A wonderfully tender and savage thriller about loyalty, teenage friendship and first loves. Gripping and ingenious."
The Devils of Cardona (2016)
Matthew Carr
"Full of engaging male and female characters, with a great sense of time and place. A treat."
The Chalk Pit (2017)
(Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries, book 9)
Elly Griffiths
"Ruth Galloway is one of the most engaging characters in modern crime fiction."
By Blood Divided (2017)
(Mistra Chronicles / Rise of Empires Chronicles, book 4)
James Heneage
"Wonderful history, adventure and a heart-breaking love story are brought thrillingly to life."
The Last Hours (2017)
(Last Hours, book 1)
Minette Walters
"Wonderful and sweeping…with a fabulous sense of place and history."
While You Sleep (2018)
Stephanie Merritt
"It has everything – intrigue, mystery and excellent history."
In the Cage Where Your Saviours Hide (2018)
Malcolm Mackay
"A real revelation, a real find for me."
The Guest List (2020)
Lucy Foley
"Both a classic whodunnit and a very contemporary psychological thriller that left me guessing right to the end – a wonderful read."
An Act of Love (2021)
Carol Drinkwater
"A lovely novel. A moving story of love and friendship with a wonderful sense of place."
Magpie (2021)
Elizabeth Day
"Magnificent. Clever, beautifully-crafted, gripping, warm: I read it one sitting."
The Impossible Truths of Love (2021)
Hannah Beckerman
"This is a beautiful and heartbreaking novel about loss, family, and grief."

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