Collected Short Stories

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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.

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User Review  - polywogg - LibraryThing

PLOT OR PREMISE: This book is an amazing collection of 36 shortstories from a master storyteller combining romance, history, danger, twists, international intrigue, and domestic angst. . WHAT I LIKED ... Read full review

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User Review  - crashmyparty - LibraryThing

Another terrific set of stories from the master of short stories. I love the twist in the plot that every story contains that leaves you thinking "I didn't see that coming!" I always feel so smart if I figure it out before its stated, but I'll admit thats rare. A great collection Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Jeffrey Archer was born on April 15, 1940, in London, England. After graduating from Brasenose College, Oxford, he founded his own company named Arrow Enterprises and promptly amassed a fortune. In 1969, he was elected to the House of Commons. A conservative Member of Parliament, he was, at the age of 29, the youngest member at that time. While in Parliament, he invested in a corporation and lost his fortune because of embezzlement. Devastated and facing financial ruin, he recounted his experiences in his book, Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less. The success of this book launched his writing career. His other works include Kane and Abel, Honor among Thieves, Shall We Tell the President?, A Quiver Full of Arrows, The Prodigal Daughter, and The Sins of the Father. He is also the author of The Clifton Chronicles series. He writes plays including Beyond Reasonable Doubt and The Accused. He was sentenced to four years imprisonment because of perjury and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, and was released in July 2003. He published three volumes of his Prison Diary: Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven. In 2014, his title Be Careful What You Wish For made The New York Times Bestseller List. In 2015 his title Mightier than the Sword made the same bestsller list.

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