Collected Short Stories
St. Martins Press-3PL, 2006 - 636 pages
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.