The Seventh Sinner : Jacqueline Kirby

  • by Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by Grace Conlin
  • Series: Jacqueline Kirby
  • 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For vibrant, lovely Jean Suttman, the fellowship to study in Rome was the culmination of all her dreams, until she undertook an innocent expedition to the ancient subterranean Temple of Mithra.From the moment she stepped into the pagan darkness and discovered the corpse of the repulsive Albert, one of her fellow students, she was afraid. Not even the comforting presence of the perceptive and practical Jacqueline Kirby could erase the fear which was nourished by one small accident after another. "Accidents" which come dreadfully close to killing her.
Someone was stalking Jean, someone ruthless and determined. Before long she could see no chance of rescue from the ever-present terror...no hope of escape...nothing but death...

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Kirby More Fun than Peabody

Elizabeth Peter's novels that feature Kirby are both entertaining and full of twists. The plots are much easier to follow in an audio book than her somewhat ponderous Egyptian series with Peabody. Kirby adds a quirky humorous anti-heroine slant, taking the endangered young art history student Jean under her protection when she becomes a target for a murderer. Peters makes very believable the group of students who are at once competitors and allies in their desire to get continued funding for their studies in Rome. Ancient art history and those who spend their lives exploring it are both much more accessible in this story. Even my teenage son wanted to listen when I had it on in the car. I rather hated for the book to end, and wish Peters' later novels were more like this one.
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- Priscilla Pelfrey

Nowhere near as good as Peabody or Bliss

I'm going through the Elizabeth Peters canon, and going from one of her last books (the last Vicky Bliss) to one of her first, the mastery of decades regrettably shows. The Seventh Sinner was okay for a long drive, but the third person narration and the bland heroine (can I call her that, if she's nothing more than a victim?) rob the book of much of the humor characteristic to Peters' others. Rather than continuing on to the next Jacqueline Kirby, I'm going to revisit all the Amelia Peabody's. The first two minutes of Crocodile on the Sandbank were a physical relief after The Seventh Sinner.
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- Alexandra

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-21-2003
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.