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Publisher Comments:

International bestselling author Jeffrey Archer has spent the last five years gathering spellbinding stories from around the globe. These fifteen brand-new tales showcase Archers talent for capturing an unforgettable moment in time, whether tragic, comic, or outrageous.

In India, Jamwal and Nisha fall in love while waiting for a traffic light to turn green on the streets of Delhi.

From Germany comes “A Good Eye,” the tale of a priceless oil painting that has remained in the same family for over two hundred years, until...

To the Channel Islands and “Members Only,” where a golf ball falls out of a Christmas cracker, and a young mans life will never be the same...

To Italy and “No Room at the Inn,” where a young man who is trying to book a room at a hotel ends up in bed with the receptionist, unaware that she...

To England, where, in “High Heels,” a woman has to explain to her husband why a pair of designer shoes couldnt have gone up in flames...

Some of these stories will make you laugh while others will bring you to tears but, once again, every one of them will demand that you keep turning the page until you finally discover what happens to this remarkable cast of characters.

Review:

"Bestseller Archer assembles 15 more of the clever stories for which he is known. They are split between tales of trickery, as with 'Stuck on You,' where an eager young man is played by a diamond thief, and decidedly sentimental stories, such as 'Members Only,' about a man who wants nothing more than to join a private country club. Archer marks with an asterisk stories that are based on true incidents (10 in this collection), and whether it is the weight of credibility these stories' genesis lends or if the author works better with some starting material, the entirely imagined stories are also the weakest. 'Politically Correct' never gets out of the shallows in its attempt to be provocative, and 'Better the Devil You Know,' with its evil executive making a deal with the devil (aka Mr. De Ath), is silly even for this author, who usually writes with a winningly light touch. Still, Archer's writing exudes a certain charm and is mostly satisfying. His trademark twists--sometimes a surprise to the reader, sometimes not--and genial tone will endear these mostly cozy stories to his many fans. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

Archer's sixth collection of short stories show his natural aptitude and mastery of characterization and suspense, combined with a gift for the unexpected, jaw-dropping plot twist.

Synopsis:

These fifteen brand-new tales showcase Archer's talent for capturing an unforgettable moment in time, whether tragic, comic, or outrageous.

Synopsis:

Tragic, comic, outrageous—these fifteen tales from international bestselling author Jeffrey Archer showcase his remarkable talent for capturing an unforgettable moment in time…

In India, in “Caste-Off,” a man and woman fall in love while waiting for a traffic light to turn green on the streets of Delhi…

From Germany comes “A Good Eye,” about a priceless oil painting that has remained in the same family for over two hundred years, until...

To the Channel Islands and “Members Only,” where a golf ball falls out of a Christmas cracker, and a young mans life will never be the same...

To Italy and “No Room at the Inn,” where a young man who is trying to book a hotel room ends up in bed with the receptionist, unaware that she...

To England, where, in “High Heels,” a woman has to explain to her husband why a pair of designer shoes couldnt have gone up in flames...

Synopsis:

International bestselling author Jeffrey Archer has spent the last five years gathering spellbinding stories from around the globe. These fifteen brand-new tales showcase Archers talent for capturing an unforgettable moment in time, whether tragic, comic, or outrageous.

In India, Jamwal and Nisha fall in love while waiting for a traffic light to turn green on the streets of Delhi.

From Germany comes “A Good Eye,” the tale of a priceless oil painting that has remained in the same family for over two hundred years, until...

To the Channel Islands and “Members Only,” where a golf ball falls out of a Christmas cracker, and a young mans life will never be the same...

To Italy and “No Room at the Inn,” where a young man who is trying to book a room at a hotel ends up in bed with the receptionist, unaware that she...

To England, where, in “High Heels,” a woman has to explain to her husband why a pair of designer shoes couldnt have gone up in flames...

Some of these stories will make you laugh while others will bring you to tears but, once again, every one of them will demand that you keep turning the page until you finally discover what happens to this remarkable cast of characters.

About the Author

Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University. He has served five years in Britains House of Commons and fourteen years in the House of Lords. All of his novels and short story collections--including 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312539535
Author:
Archer, Jeffrey
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Author:
Doyle, Gerard
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20100914
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 CDs, 7.5 hours
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Bestseller Archer assembles 15 more of the clever stories for which he is known. They are split between tales of trickery, as with 'Stuck on You,' where an eager young man is played by a diamond thief, and decidedly sentimental stories, such as 'Members Only,' about a man who wants nothing more than to join a private country club. Archer marks with an asterisk stories that are based on true incidents (10 in this collection), and whether it is the weight of credibility these stories' genesis lends or if the author works better with some starting material, the entirely imagined stories are also the weakest. 'Politically Correct' never gets out of the shallows in its attempt to be provocative, and 'Better the Devil You Know,' with its evil executive making a deal with the devil (aka Mr. De Ath), is silly even for this author, who usually writes with a winningly light touch. Still, Archer's writing exudes a certain charm and is mostly satisfying. His trademark twists--sometimes a surprise to the reader, sometimes not--and genial tone will endear these mostly cozy stories to his many fans. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , Archer's sixth collection of short stories show his natural aptitude and mastery of characterization and suspense, combined with a gift for the unexpected, jaw-dropping plot twist.
"Synopsis" by ,
These fifteen brand-new tales showcase Archer's talent for capturing an unforgettable moment in time, whether tragic, comic, or outrageous.
"Synopsis" by ,

Tragic, comic, outrageous—these fifteen tales from international bestselling author Jeffrey Archer showcase his remarkable talent for capturing an unforgettable moment in time…

In India, in “Caste-Off,” a man and woman fall in love while waiting for a traffic light to turn green on the streets of Delhi…

From Germany comes “A Good Eye,” about a priceless oil painting that has remained in the same family for over two hundred years, until...

To the Channel Islands and “Members Only,” where a golf ball falls out of a Christmas cracker, and a young mans life will never be the same...

To Italy and “No Room at the Inn,” where a young man who is trying to book a hotel room ends up in bed with the receptionist, unaware that she...

To England, where, in “High Heels,” a woman has to explain to her husband why a pair of designer shoes couldnt have gone up in flames...

"Synopsis" by ,

International bestselling author Jeffrey Archer has spent the last five years gathering spellbinding stories from around the globe. These fifteen brand-new tales showcase Archers talent for capturing an unforgettable moment in time, whether tragic, comic, or outrageous.

In India, Jamwal and Nisha fall in love while waiting for a traffic light to turn green on the streets of Delhi.

From Germany comes “A Good Eye,” the tale of a priceless oil painting that has remained in the same family for over two hundred years, until...

To the Channel Islands and “Members Only,” where a golf ball falls out of a Christmas cracker, and a young mans life will never be the same...

To Italy and “No Room at the Inn,” where a young man who is trying to book a room at a hotel ends up in bed with the receptionist, unaware that she...

To England, where, in “High Heels,” a woman has to explain to her husband why a pair of designer shoes couldnt have gone up in flames...

Some of these stories will make you laugh while others will bring you to tears but, once again, every one of them will demand that you keep turning the page until you finally discover what happens to this remarkable cast of characters.

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