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Collected Short Stories, the (1998) [Collection]
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Millions of readers around the world have relished Jeffrey Archer's shortstories. Now, for the first time, all three collections are gathered together in one handsome volume.

One of the most acclaimed authors writing today, Jeffrey Archer is a dazzling storyteller. A master of character and suspense, he has a gift for the unexpected plot twist that has catapulted all three of his short story collections -- A Quiver Full of Arrows, A Twist in the Tale, and Twelve Red Herrings -- onto international bestseller lists and earned him widespread critical praise.

The stories from A Quiver Full of Arrows take us on a tour of ancient heirlooms and modern romance, of cutthroat businessand kindly strangers, of lives lived in the realms of power. Fortunes are made and squandered, honor betrayed and redeemed, love lost and rediscovered.

The spellbinding stories from A Twist in the Tale lead us on a journey of thwarted ambition, undying passion, and unanswered honor -- to places we've never visited and people we'll never forget. Readers will meet an extraordinary cast of diverse characters: a philandering husband who thinks he's committed a perfect murder, a self-assured chess champion who plays a beautiful woman for stakes far higher than the secrets of a Swiss bank.

From his inventive third collection, Twelve Red Herrings, comes a dozen delectable morsels in which human beings are given opportunities to seize, crucial problems to solve, or dangers to avoid. And buried in each is a red herring Archer challenged his readers to uncover. In these stories things are never quite what they seem: an imprisoned man is certain that his supposed murder victim is very much alive, a female driver is tailed relentlessly by a menacing leather-jacketed figure in a pursuing vehicle; a young artist gets the biggest break of her career, an escaped Iraqi on Saddam Hussein's death list lands unexpectedly in his homeland.


  • Never Stop on the Motorway
  • Old Love
  • Shoeshine Boy
  • Cheap at Half the Price
  • Broken Routine
  • An Eye for an Eye
  • The Luncheon
  • The Coup
  • The Perfect Murder
  • You'll Never Learn to Regret It
  • The First Miracle
  • The Loophole
  • The Hungarian Professor
  • The Steal
  • Christina Rosenthal
  • Colonel Bullfrog
  • Do Not Pass Go
  • Chunnel Vision
  • Dougie Mortimer's Right Arm
  • Clean Sweep Ignatius
  • Not For Sale
  • One-Night Stand
  • A Chapter of Accidents
  • Checkmate
  • The Century
  • Just Good Friends
  • Henry's Hiccup
  • A Matter of Principle
  • Trial and Error
  • The Perfect Gentleman
  • A la Carte
  • The Chinese Statue
  • The Wine Taster
  • Timeo Danaos
  • Not the Real Thing
  • One Man's Meat
  • Rare
  • Burnt
  • Overdone
  • A Point

Original title: The Collected Short Stories
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense

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Collected Short Stories, the (1998)
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Collected Short Stories, the (1998)

ISBN: 0060192240

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