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Author of the best-selling Clifton Chronicles, Jeffrey Archer, gives us fourteen gripping and rewarding short stories for readers to return to time and again.Find out what happens to the hapless young detective from Naples who travels to an Italian hillside town to solve a murder and the pretentious schoolboy whose discovery of the origins of his father's wealth changes his life forever. Follow the stories of the woman who dares to challenge the men at her Ivy League university during the 1930s, and another young woman who thumbs a lift and has an encounter of a lifetime. From the master of the short story, these refreshingly original tales prove why Archer has been described by The Times as `probably the greatest storyteller of our age'.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 27mm | 512g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • MACMILLAN
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1447252292
  • 9781447252290
  • 224

About Jeffrey Archer

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.show more

Table of contents

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 Murdershow more

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Stylish, witty and constantly entertaining . . . Jeffrey Archer has a natural aptitude for short stories * The Times * If there was a Nobel 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 * All are written with Archer's keen eye for time and place, and his keen ear for dialogue. Another reminder that Archer is as accomplished at writing short stories as he is at writing long-form fiction. * Booklist *show more

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