The Seventh Sinner

The Seventh Sinner

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Baker & Taylor
Jean Suttman, a lovely, young American student, becomes enmeshed in a nightmarish web of terror and murder after she stumbles upon a body in a subterranean Roman temple. Reprint.


At first, Jean Suttman thought she had died and gone to Heaven when she was granted the opportunity to study in Rome. But the body that's lying in the ancient subterranean Temple of Mithra—the murdered corpse of a repulsive and disliked fellow student—isn't her idea of heavenly. Now she is truly frightened, not just because small "accidents" seem to be occurring around her with disturbing regularity. It's the ever-increasing certainty that someone, for some unknown reason, is ruthlessly determined to do her harm. Jean's innocent underground excursion into a sacred pagan place has trapped her in something dark and terrifying, and even the knowledge that practical, perceptive fellow American Jacqueline Kirby is on the case won't ease her fears. Because there's only so far Jean Suttman can run . . . and no escape for her except death.

Publisher: New York, NY : Avon Books, 2005, c1972.
ISBN: 9780060597207
Characteristics: 258 p. ; 18 cm.


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Nov 23, 2010

Pretty young Jean Suttman is thrilled to death to be studying archeology in Rome. It?s a city seeped in ancient history and artifacts. She?s found a group of friends who are fellow scholars and artists. And she?s just met visiting librarian Jacqueline Kirby, who, despite her middle-aged no-nonsense appearance, is an unconquerable spitfire with powers of observation that are only matched by her sharp tongue. So when Jean stumbles across the dead body of a universally disliked fellow scholar during a tour of the ancient underground Temple of Mithra, no one is better equipped to solve the mystery than Jacqueline Kirby. There are, however, plenty of suspects?because Jean keeps meeting with unfortunate accidents, and only her seven dearest friends had the means and opportunity to cause so much trouble. Besides creating a nifty little mystery, author Elizabeth Peters crafts a delightful cast of sinister, sweet, and highly suspicious characters. But it is Jacqueline Kirby, librarian extraordinaire, who takes the cake?and this is merely her first appearance in a very delightful series of mysteries.


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