The Scroll

The Scroll

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by Anne Perry
     
 

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Short tales about deadly books, by top mystery authors
An ancient scroll draws a bookseller into a chilling mystery
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…  See more details below

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Short tales about deadly books, by top mystery authors
An ancient scroll draws a bookseller into a chilling mystery
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781453261088
Publisher:
MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
Publication date:
11/12/2012
Series:
Bibliomysteries
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
70
Sales rank:
124,046
File size:
207 KB

Meet the Author

Anne Perry (b. 1938) is a bestselling author of historical detective fiction, most notably the Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series and the William Monk series, both set in Victorian England. Her first book, The Cater Street Hangman (1979), launched both the Pitt series and her career as a premier writer of Victorian mysteries. Other novels in the series include Resurrection Row, Death in the Devil’s Acre, and Silence in Hanover Close, as well as more than twenty others. The William Monk series of novels, featuring a Victorian police officer turned private investigator, includes Funeral in Blue, The Twisted Root, and The Silent Cry. In addition to these series, Perry is also author of the World War I novels No Graves as Yet, Shoulder the Sky, Angels in the Gloom, and others, as well as several collections of short stories. Perry’s novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world and she has over twenty-five million books in print worldwide. She lives in Scotland.       

Anne Perry (b. 1938) is a bestselling author of historical detective fiction, most notably the Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series and the William Monk series, both set in Victorian England. Her first book, The Cater Street Hangman (1979), launched both the Pitt series and her career as a premier writer of Victorian mysteries. Other novels in the series include Resurrection Row, Death in the Devil’s Acre, and Silence in Hanover Close, as well as more than twenty others. The William Monk series of novels, featuring a Victorian police officer turned private investigator, includes Funeral in Blue, The Twisted Root, and The Silent Cry. In addition to these series, Perry is also author of the World War I novels No Graves as Yet, Shoulder the Sky, Angels in the Gloom, and others, as well as several collections of short stories. Perry’s novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world and she has over twenty-five million books in print worldwide. She lives in Scotland.

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Brief Biography

Hometown:
Portmahomack, Ross-shire, U.K
Date of Birth:
October 28, 1938
Place of Birth:
Blackheath, London England
Website:
http://www.anneperry.net

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The Scroll 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
BillRoman More than 1 year ago
I don't understand the reviewer who was upset over the length... it's pretty clear from the details and the cover this is a short story... but hey, you can't please everyone... luckily, I was very pleased... Anne Perry is a great storyteller and this was a good read... apparently this is part of a series?... looking forward to seeing more!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I very much enjoyed this short story. Anne Perry is always worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a joke 35 pages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Written only in 30 pages Ann Perry delivers a fully detailed mystery. Fun read for sure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the concept of the blurb promoting this ebook, but it was my first foray into the Bibliomysteries, which are apparently very short. I frankly wanted MORE! I did enjoy what was there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good short mystery
BDickens More than 1 year ago
This was a great book that grabs you with wonder and intrigue. The mystery arises when a scroll is discovered and and many people want it and yet it is written in a language no one can read. How do you decide who gets it when each buyer carries with them warnings about what can happen if it falls into the wrong hands? A must read, a grand read and one you won't want to put down until the very end. Anne Perry at her best! A great book for book club discussions!
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Pretty good for what it was. Just a short story about a mystery surrounding an ancient scroll. It got a little preachy for my tastes, but I hadn't made the biblio-bible connection (I took "bibliomysteries" as in "bibliotech" instead of "bible"). Over all, an okay short with an intriguing mystery.
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I can always count on Anne Perry to come thorough. Even though this is different from what I am use to from her I enjoyed it and wanted more.
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The first 34 pages of this mystery appear interesting. Not purchasing the entire book at this time but I am exploring the Bibliomysteries from the unexplored MysteriousPress website with great interest for other choices as well.
mlpRNNicu More than 1 year ago
LOVE,anne perry this is different for her but high quality
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed in this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Anne Perry's books but this was too short. Well written as always. PANPAN
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