Synopses & Reviews
International bestselling author Jeffrey Archer has spent the last five years gathering spellbinding stories from around the globe. These fifteen brand-new tales showcase Archer's 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 man's 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 couldn't 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.
Praise for the Short Stories of Jeffrey Archer
“Jeffrey Archer plays a subtle cat-and-mouse game with the reader in twelve original short stories that end, more often than not, with our collective whiskers twitching in surprise.”
---The New York Times
“Outstanding... white-knuckle suspense and witty denouements. Enjoyable, suspense-filled rival to Roald Dahl.”
---Daily Express (London)
“Stylish, witty, and constantly entertaining . . . Jeffrey Archer has a natural aptitude for short stories.”
---The Times (London)
“Archer hits the bulls-eye with an exemplary collection of short stories.”
---Daily Mail (London)
“The economy and precision of Archers prose never fails to delight. The criminal doesnt always get away with his crime and justice doesnt always prevail, but the reader wins with each and every story.”
These fifteen brand-new tales showcase Archer's talent for capturing an unforgettable moment in time, whether tragic, comic, or outrageous.
Fifteen short gems with an international flare are delivered by one of the most popular novelists and short-story writers of our time.
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 Paths of Glory, A Prisoner of Birth, and Kane & Abel---have been international bestsellers. Archer is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge. Gerard Doyle reads adult, young adult, and children's books in the full range of styles and genres, including literary fiction, mysteries, humor, adventure, and fantasy. He has won countless AudioFile Earphones Awards and was named a Best Voice in Young Adult Fiction in 2008. His audiobook credits include Frank Owen's Clubland, Jeffrey Archer's And Thereby Hangs a Tale, Val McDermid's The Distant Echo, and Robin Pilcher's A Risk Worth Taking. His career in British repertory theatre includes many productions, most notably The Crucible, The Tempest, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Fiddler on the Roof. In America, he has appeared on Broadway in The Weir and on television in New York Undercover and Law & Order. Born of Irish parents and raised and educated in England, Gerard has taught drama at Ross School for the past several years.