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Head of Zeus
The Scroll
01 Apr 2014 * EBOOK * £0.99 * 9781781858103

An ancient scroll draws a bookseller into a chilling mystery.

Fiction / FF (Crime Fiction)
Extent: 70 pages
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Also in Death Sentences: Short Stories to Die For series
The ScrollDeath Sentences: Short Stories to Die For, 3Anne Perry

Monty Danforth finds the tin buried beneath a shipment of leather-bound classics. Inside is a millennia-old vellum manuscript written in an unfamiliar but unmistakably ancient language. Danforth tries to photocopy and photograph it, but he ends up with blank images, as though the ink were made of something impervious to modern technology. As the scroll's mystery enchants him, this hapless bookseller falls into a cutthroat conspiracy that he may never escape.

Soon a dead-eyed old man and his granddaughter come calling for the scroll. Danforth refuses to sell them the manuscript, but they will not be the last to demand it. Powerful forces crave the secrets locked within this ancient document, and Danforth will survive only if he can master its power.

 
With twenty million books in print, ANNE PERRY's was selected by The Times as one of the twentieth century's '100 Masters of Crime', for more information about Anne and her books, visit: www.anneperry.co.uk

'Page-turning yet literary, with complex plotting, superb human emotion, and exquisite period detail, Perry is peerless.' Jeffery Deaver

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