Jeffrey Archer Collected Short Stories

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Collected Short Stories

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Collected together in one volume for the first time, the complete short stories of Britain’s bestselling author, ‘the greatest storyteller of our age’ (Mail on Sunday).

Millions of readers around the world have relished Jeffrey Archer’s short stories. His first collection, A Quiver Full of Arrows, was acclaimed by The Times as ‘stylish, witty and entertaining...Jeffrey Archer has a natural aptitude for short stories.’ Publishers Weekly wrote: ‘Somerset Maugham never penned anything so swift or urbanely witty as this.’

Of his second collection, A Twist in the Tale, the New York Times said: ‘Jeffrey Archer plays a subtle cat-and-mouse game with the reader in twelve original stories that end, more often than not, with our collective whiskers twitching in surprise’, and The Times concluded that it was ‘certain to delight his many fans’.

His third, Twelve Red Herrings, was described by the Daily Express as ‘outstanding...white-knuckle suspense and witty denouements’, and by the Daily Mail as ‘an exemplary collection of short stories’.

These thirty-six stories show Jeffrey Archer at the peak of his form. His mastery of characterisation and suspense, combined with a gift for the unexpected plot twist, demonstrate why he is Britain’s bestselling author, and will provide a feast of entertainment for readers old and new.

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The complete short stories of ‘the greatest storyteller of our age’ ('Mail on Sunday') are collected together in one volume for the first time.

Millions of readers around the world have relished Jeffrey Archer’s short stories. His first collection, 'A Quiver Full of Arrows', was acclaimed by 'The Times' as ‘stylish, witty and constantly entertaining...Jeffrey Archer has a natural aptitude for short stories’, while 'Publishers Weekly' wrote ‘Somerset Maugham never penned anything so swift or urbanely witty as this.’

Of his second collection, 'A Twist in the Tale' the 'New York Times ' said: ‘ Jeffrey Archer plays a subtle cat and mouse game with the reader in twelve original stories that end, more often than not, with our collective whiskers twitching in surprise,’ and 'The Times' concluded that it was ‘certain to delight his many fans’.

His third,'Twelve Red Herrings', was described by the 'Daily Express' as ‘outstanding ... white knuckle suspense and witty denouements’, and by the 'Daily Mail' as an exemplary collection of short stories’. These thirty six stories show Jeffrey Archer at the peak of his form. His mastery of characterisation and suspense, combined with a gift for the unexpected plot twist, demonstrate why he is Britain’s most successful author, and will provide a feast of entertainment for readers old and new.

“Probably the greatest storyteller of our age”
MAIL ON SUNDAY

“A storyteller in the class of Alexandre Dumas”
WASHINGTON POST

“Archer hits the bull’s eye with an exemplary collection of short stories”
DAILY MAIL

About the Author:

Jeffrey Archer is a former Member of Parliament and Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party. He was created a Life Peer in the Queen’s Birthday Honours of 1992. He lives in London and Cambridge with his wife and two sons.

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