Twist in the Tale

Twist in the Tale

by Jeffrey Archer
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Twist in the Tale by Jeffrey Archer

No one can weave a web of suspense, deliver a jolt of surprise, or teach a lesson in living like bestselling author Jeffrey Archer. From Africa to the Middle East, and from London to Beijing, Archer takes us to places we've never seen and introduces us to people we will never forget.

Meet the philandering husband who thinks he's committed the perfect murder; the self-assured chess champion who plays a beautiful woman for stakes far higher than cash; and the finance minister who needs to crack the secrets of a Swiss bank. Jeffrey Archer's collection of twelve spellbinding stories will sweep you on a journey of thwarted ambition, undying passion, and unswerving honor that you'll never forget.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250102003
Publisher: St. Martins Press-3pl
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Pages: 254
Sales rank: 571,585
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.58(d)

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 And Thereby Hangs a Tale, 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.


London and the Old Vicarage, Grantchester

Date of Birth:

April 15, 1940


Attended Brasenose College, Oxford, 1963-66. Received a diploma in sports education from Oxford Institute

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Twist in the Tale 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Normally one to stick with something EVERYONE is reading--you know the ones I'm talking about--- Brown's DA VINCI CODE or McCrae's KATZENJAMMER, I instead opted for this great book. With Archer's usual display of panache, humour and tremendous imaginative strength, each story is tightly packed with more richness and humanness than many good writers manage to achieve in a single novel. His observation of human quirks and eccentricities is acute, and some of his insights are unusually penetrating. His storytelling flows with ingenious fluidity so that the tales and the characters that people the landscape of his vivid imagination seem to sparkle and come alive, all of which makes this collection consistently entertaining.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A TWIST IN THE TALE is the most exciting of Archer's collection of short storiesbook. The stories simply grip you from the start and you wouldn't guess it right how they would end no matter how hard you try to. They get particularly interesting towards the end. The plots are all too unpredictable and the writing is fast-paced, smooth and rich.. It's simply vintage Archer
Guest More than 1 year ago
'A' is for Archer. 'A' is also what readers give to the political thrillers flowing from the pen (always felt tipped, we're told) of this popular British author. He's often been found at the top of the New York Times best-selling list. Also top listed is Martin Jarvis, talented stage and film performer who gives voice to these tales of duplicity, cupidity, and suspense. (Jarvis also reads Archer's 'A Matter Of Honor,' another Audio Renaissance edition.) Archer is so skillful that it seems he almost teases the listener by dropping clues that allow us to think we've figured the matter out when we haven't at all. 'A Twist In The Tale' is a bit of a departure for the author as it is a collection of 12 short stories all plot and character driven, all intriguing listening. We find an unfaithful husband who does a great deal more than cheat on his wife , and in another story discover that chess is not just a game. Knowing Archer, we must have a corrupt diplomat, and in another yarn a controlling father learns a sad lesson. Someone once said that a first-rate short story is much harder to write than a full length novel. Jeffrey Archer has mastered both genres. - Gail Cooke
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Genie44 More than 1 year ago
Great collection of stories by a master story teller.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Waste of time reading this book. U must well read some other book. The critical and crucial part was kind of interesting but not exciting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great read! Fun, interesting 'twists' in each 'tale.'