Novel

Novel

LABYRINTH was a bestseller in over 23 countries, including the USA, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the UK where it was #1 in hardback and paperback for six months. The novels rights have been sold in over 38 languages.

USA
U.K.
Germany
France
Netherlands
Brazil
USA

USA

  • New York Times hardback bestseller list for 4 weeks. New York Times paperback bestseller.
  • “Mosse’s contagious enthusiasm of the subject and dexterous handling of her material make for an open-throttle narrative drive across five hundred pages of white-knuckle twists and turns…All this medieval mayhem would be pointless without Mosse’s good plot to hold things together. Medieval history and legend are nimbly brought together…The novel distinguishes itself by juggling two compelling story lines, unscrambling (and making digestible) chunks of medieval history, and offering a pleasing wealth of information about the Languedoc…A women’s adventure novel? Labyrinth is a thumping good read that men, too, will surely enjoy. Why should girls have all the fun? - The Washington Post
  • “An esoteric puzzle wrapped in a bloodline mystery and served with a splash of history and histrionics…pure escapism. A beguiling brew.” - New York Daily News
U.K.

U.K.

  • No. 1 in Hardback and No. 1 in Paperback for the 1st six months
  • No. 1 biggest selling book of 2006
  • Winner of the ‘Best Read Award’ from the British Book Awards 2006
  • Picked by Waterstone’s Bookseller as one of the top 25 books of the past 25 years
  • Over 1 million copies sold
  • “Labyrinth is a reader’s Holy Grail, mixing legend, religion, history, past and present in a heart-wrenching, thrilling tale. Eat your heart out, Dan Brown, this is the real thing.” - Val McDermid
  • "What really marks LABYRINTH out is the fact that all the main roles --- goodies as well as baddies, historical and contemporary --- go to women. The job of heroine is split between the 13th-century Alaïs, the daughter of one of the leading men in Carcassonne, and Alice, a contemporary British woman who has managed to inveigle her way on to a local archaeological dig as a way of spinning out a lacklustre summer... It is a testimony to Kate Mosse's control over her material that the two narratives never seem to repeat or collide or, indeed, swamp one another...LABYRINTH is saturated with a passionate understanding of the region's past in a way that puts more conventional historical accounts to shame." - The Guardian
Germany

Germany

  • “Kate Mosse presents with THE LABYRINTH an impressive monumental epos. Moving. Really good […] THE LABYRINTH does not feel – despite it`s extent – like a tome the reader has to work himself through it. The brilliancy of the author combined with the current movement to mystic will make this book a bestseller for sure.” - Recklinghäuser Zeitung
  • “The labyrinth is suspenseful, mysterious, plays with historical facts and – this is the most important – is a real reading adventure.” - Vorarlberger Nachrichten
France

France

  • A major success
  • Over 350.000 paperback copies sold
  • She has the gift of transporting the reader into the city in the age of Knights, giving the reader insight into the town before it turned into the tourist hub we know today. Skilful construction of "Labyrinth" has something for both lovers of historical novels like those who shudder when reading a good mystery. Truly a good investment for the summer. - Le Parisien
Netherlands

Netherlands

  • There were posters in every major city and a book trailer broadcast on national TV, the internet and in book stores. They also made a magnetic book clip, the first ever in the Netherlands
  • Over 120.000 copies sold
  • “Better than The Da Vinci Code.” - Dagblad van het Noorden
  • “Beautiful and compelling” - Dagblad de Limburger
Brazil

Brazil

  • It was published to great acclaim, entering the bestseller list at number 2
  • It’s Suma’s bestselling title in Brazil
  • Over 60.000 copies sold.