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The Seventh Sinner

Thursday, September 14, 2023

The Seventh Sinner (1972) Elizabeth Peters (Jacqueline Kirby)

Seventh SinnerThis was written in 1972, and is a product of those times–but not horribly so.

(T)he long white scar on his forearm was the result of a bayonet cut acquired during the Six Days’ War, and Ted was already respected in academic circles for his research on rock-cut tombs. He was a true sabra, a native-born Israeli; his father, a high-ranking government official and a hero of the 1948 war, lived in Tel Aviv.

And then there was this bit.

“He’s the most glamorous figure in our field.”

“And glamorous archaeologists are rare,” Jean said drily.

“He’s a brilliant scholar—”

“Brilliant, hell. He’s got dash—panache. That photo of him dangling over the cliff in Iran, at the end of a rope—”

It would be almost a decade until Raiders of the Lost Ark came out.


“After a year in Rome I’m used to being pinched,” Ann said.

But Jacqueline is fun.

“That’s one of the advantages of middle age. You don’t have to pretend you’re cultured.

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

Rating: 7.5/10


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