A Twist in the Tale: Includes Interview with Author

A Twist in the Tale: Includes Interview with Author

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by Jeffrey Archer, Martin Jarvis
     
 

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A collection of twelve spellbinding stories that will sweep you on a journey of thwarted ambition, undying passion, and unswerving honorSee more details below

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A collection of twelve spellbinding stories that will sweep you on a journey of thwarted ambition, undying passion, and unswerving honor

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“Archer is a master entertainer.” —Time

“A storyteller in the class of Alexander Dumas...Unsurpassed skill...making the reader wonder intensely what will happen next.”—The Washington Post

“There isn’t a better storyteller alive.” —Larry King

“Archer...has anextraordinary talent for turning notoriety into gold, and telling fast-moving stories.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

“One of the top ten storytellers in the world”— Los Angeles Times

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Archer's ( Kane and Abel ) talent as a raconteur is evident in these 12 distinctive short stories, all of which have surprise endings. Many center on human failings such as jealousy, obstinacy, pettiness or prejudice; 10 are based on ``known incidents'' that Archer has ``embellished.'' An almost reportorial, straightforward style actually enhances each concluding jolt. In ``The Perfect Murder,'' a married man kills his mistress, cunningly implicates someone else, and ensures that hapless person's conviction. ``A La Carte'' concerns Mark Hapgood, who grudgingly works as a lowly hotel porter to please his father, then unexpectedly becomes a celebrated hotel chef. The amorous, contented female narrator of ``Just Good Friends'' turns out to be a cat. The stunning ``Christinia Rosenthal'' shows the needless tragedy that results when a girl's anti-Semitic parents oppose her marriage to a rabbi's son. Though the plots are rather slight, Archer's understanding of human nature, and his talent for surprise endings, make this volume a must for his fans. First serial to Penthouse and New Woman; Literary Guild alternate; major ad/promo; author tour. (Jan.)

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ISBN-13:
9781593975166
Publisher:
Macmillan Audio
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Edition description:
Abridged
Product dimensions:
4.82(w) x 6.24(h) x 0.54(d)

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