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Jean Suttman is a young art historian who received a fellowship to study in Rome. Inadvertently, she bumps into Jacqueline Kirby, librarian, who is working/studying/vacationing in Italy. Jean introduces Jacqueline to the other scholars in her program, nicknamed the seven sinners. Jacqueline is pleased to join the group for a tour of Roman temples, but the trip turns sinister when the eighth scholar, a disliked, hanger-on of their group, has his throat slit in the catacombs of the Temple of Mithra.
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Jean finds the victim moments before his death and he manages to trace the number 7 in the air. This leaves Jean to wonder which of her “friends”, the seven sinners, killed him. When strange accidents begin to befall Jean, Jacqueline steps in to protect the young woman – and uncover the murderer's identity.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Murder of certain profession?    -   students/teachers Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   art/artifacts Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   librarian or superKlausner Age:    -   40's-50's


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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