A Twist in the Tale

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 honour that you’ll never forget.

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Synopsis

Synopsis

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’ll 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 honour that you’ll never forget.

First published 1989 – Hodder & Stoughton.

Reviews

“They’re brilliant. It’s not easy to write a gripping short, but each of these tales is tight, with a highly plausible scenario that turns out to be something quite different at the end, hence the punning twist in the tale.”

“Archer writes wonderful short stories and this book is no exception. Each of these stories has a little twist that makes the story a little more (or less) than it first appeared.”