By the author of the critically acclaimed
international hits The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon and The
Warsaw Anagrams, this novel proves Richard Zimler’s mastery of the “riveting
literary murder mystery” (Independent on Sunday).
Berlin, 1932. Sophie is
a smart and sexually precocious fourteen-year-old coming of age during Hitler’s
rise to power. Forced to lead a double life when her father and boyfriend
become Nazi collaborators, she reserves her dreams of becoming an actress for
her beloved elderly neighbor, Isaac Zarco, and his friends, most of whom are
Jews working against the government in a secret group called the Ring. When a
member is sent to Dachau, she realizes there must be a Nazi traitor in the
Through successive mysteries, reversals, surprises, and a
race against time, The Seventh Gate
builds to a shattering end. In its chilling but sensuous evocation of the time
and place, Richard Zimler’s novel is at once a love story and a tragedy—and a
tale of ferocious heroism.
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