The Vellum Scribe: An Argolicus Mystery

Fervent Crux Press
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Mystery in History


A Childhood Friend. An Overbearing Father. A Worldly Bishop.

Argolicus unravels the threads.

Argolicus' pious uncle visits to sketch flowers for a book. While out in the meadow flowers, he discovers the body of a brutally murdered man.

Argolicus realizes the man is his old childhood friend. Confronted by his friend’s wealthy father when he delivers the news, Argolicus finds himself trapped in old memories and new antagonists who are out to stop him at any cost.

Barred from the family, Argolicus gives one last pledge to his friend’s sister. Tempers erupt and everything seems hopeless until the vellum scribe tells him a secret.

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About the author

Zara Altair writes traditional mysteries set in Ostrogoth Italy. The Argolicus Mysteries are  The Roman Heir, The Used Virgin, The Peach Widow, and The Vellum Scribe, with more on the way. A mystery lover since childhood, she has written about writing for a number of publications. Including ProWritingAid and International Thriller Writer, and is a member of Sisters in Crime. She lives in Beaverton, OR, where she reads, walks among trees, and shares space with two cats.  

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Fervent Crux Press
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Published on
Sep 1, 2018
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Pages
93
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ISBN
9781732722507
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Historical
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
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