The Collected Short Stories

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9780002256179: The Collected Short Stories

The stories from A Quiver Full of Arrows take us on a tour of ancient heirlooms and modern romance, of cutthroat business and kindly strangers, of lives lived in the realms of power. Fortunes are made and squandered, honor betrayed and redeemed, love lost and rediscovered. The stories from A Twist in the Tale lead us on a journey of thwarted ambition, undying passion, and unswerving honor - to places we've never visited and people we'll never forget. Readers will meet an extraordinary cast of diverse characters: a philandering husband who thinks he's committed a perfect murder, a self-assured chess champion who plays a beautiful woman for stakes far higher than cash, a finance minister who needs to crack the secrets of a Swiss bank. From his third collection, Twelve Red Herrings, come a dozen delectable morsels in which human beings are given opportunities to seize, crucial problems to solve, or dangers to avoid. And buried in each is a red herring Archer challenges his readers to uncover.

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International bestselling author Jeffrey Archer has enthralled readers with his riveting suspense, surprise denouements, and unforgettable storylines. Now Archer's three acclaimed collections of short fiction are brought together in one irresistible volume...

THE COLLECTED SHORT STORIESA Quiver Full of Arrows takes readers on a journey of encounters that befall an assortment of kindly strangers, wary old friends, and long-lost loves.

Sly reflections on human nature are at the center of A Twist in the Tale in which blindly adventurous game-players compete for stakes higher than they dreamed.

Expect the unexpected and you'll still be surprised in Twelve Red Herrings, a dozen tales of betrayal, love, murder and revenge capped with a startling twist.

Thirty-six stories in all, each poised to astonish and inspire, revealing "master entertainer" (Time) Jeffrey Archer at his artfully entertaining best.

"Jeffrey Archer ranks in the top ten storytellers in the world."
?Los Angeles Times

"Cunning plots, silken style...Archer plays a cat-and-mouse game with the reader."
?The New York Times

About the Author:

Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University. He has served five years in Britain's House of Commons and fourteen years in the House of Lords. All of his novels and short story collections--including And Thereby Hangs a Tale, Kane and Abel, Paths of Glory and False Impression--have been international bestselling books. Archer is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.

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Published by HarperCollins Publishers (1997)
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