The Jackal’s Head

By Elizabeth Peters

I listened to the audio version of this novel I last read decades ago. Those were the days that I would comb the library shelves hoping against hope that a new title by this, my first favorite author, would be sitting there. I remembered very little except that one of the archaeologists the heroine hangs with ended up being one of the bad guys and one turns out to be the love interest.  It is a credit to Peters that she kept me guessing as to which one. As always, Peters’ wryly humorous voice shines through and is very enjoyable. It left me wishing that she had written a sequel featuring the two main characters. I wanted a lot more writing devoted to their relationship as it is an intriguing match up. For those used to Peters’ feminist sensibilities, this one predates her awakening. It makes for some uncomfortable passages in places.**3 stars out of 5**

March 5, 2017

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