Author(s): Jeffrey Archer
Nearly a decade after his last volume of short stories was published, Jeffrey Archer returns with his eagerly-awaited collection of fourteen short stories, Tell Tale, giving us a fascinating, exciting and sometimes poignant insight into the people he has met, the stories he has come across and the countries he has visited during the past ten years. Find out what happens to the hapless young detective from Naples who travels to an Italian hillside town to find out Who Killed the Mayor? and the pretentious schoolboy in A Road to Damascus, whose discovery of the origins of his father's wealth changes his life in the most profound way. Revel in the stories of the 1930s woman who dares to challenge the men at her Ivy League University in A Gentleman and A Scholar while another young woman who thumbs a lift gets more than she bargained for in A Wasted Hour. These wonderfully engaging and always refreshingly original tales prove not only why Archer has been compared by the critics to Dahl and Maugham, but why he was described by The Times as probably the greatest storyteller of our age.
Master storyteller Jeffrey Archer returns with Tell Tale, a collection of fourteen brilliant short stories. Poignant, engrossing and captivating; this is Archer at his spellbinding best.
Stylist, witty and constantly entertaining . . . Jeffrey Archer has a natural aptitude for short stories * The Times * If there was a Novel prize for storytelling, Archer would win * Daily Telegraph * The short story has always been Jeffrey Archer's strong suit and here he grips you quickly, puts you on the scent of a mystery, and moves you towards a charming moment of revelation * The Scotsman * His dialogue is seamless, and even in short form, Archer has a gift for memorable characters. * Kirkus Reviews *
Jeffrey Archer, whose novels and short stories include Kane and Abel, A Prisoner of Birth and Cat O' Nine Tales, has topped the bestseller lists around the world, with sales of over 275 million copies. He is the only author ever to have been a number one bestseller in fiction, short stories and non-fiction (The Prison Diaries). The author is married to Dame Mary Archer, and they have two sons, two grandsons and a granddaughter.
Chapter - 1: UniqueChapter - 2: Who Killed the Major?Chapter - 3: View of Auvers-sur-OiseChapter - 4: A Gentleman and a ScholarChapter - 5: All's Fair in Love and WarChapter - 6: The Car Park AttendantChapter - 7: A Wasted HourChapter - 8: The Road to DamascusChapter - 9: The CuckoldChapter - 10: The Holiday of a LifetimeChapter - 11: Double or QuitsChapter - 12: The Senior Vice PresidentChapter - 13: A Good Toss to LoseChapter - 14: The Perfect Murder