Tell Tale

Nearly a decade after his last volume of short stories was published, Jeffrey Archer returns with his eagerly-awaited collection of fourteen short stories, Tell Tale, giving us a fascinating, exciting and sometimes poignant insight into the people he has met, the stories he has come across and the countries he has visited during the past ten years.

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Synopsis

Nearly a decade after his last volume of short stories was published, Jeffrey Archer returns with his eagerly-awaited collection of fourteen short stories, Tell Tale, giving us a fascinating, exciting and sometimes poignant insight into the people he has met, the stories he has come across and the countries he has visited during the past ten years.

Find out what happens to the hapless young detective from Naples who travels to an Italian hillside town to find out Who Killed the Mayor? and the pretentious schoolboy in A Road to Damascus, whose discovery of the origins of his father’s wealth changes his life in the most profound way.

Revel in the stories of the 1930s woman who dares to challenge the men at her Ivy League University in A Gentleman and A Scholar while another young woman who thumbs a lift gets more than she bargained for in A Wasted Hour.

These wonderfully engaging and always refreshingly original tales prove not only why Archer has been compared by the critics to Dahl and Maugham, but why he was described by The Times as “probably the greatest storyteller of our age.”

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“Probably the greatest storyteller of our age.”

The Times

“Jeffrey Archer is known for his strikingly unexpected endings. His stories consist of a beginning, a middle and an end. Not necessarily in the same order. A collage of 13 intriguing and intelligent plots, Tell Tale reminds the reader to come out of the box.”

“One of the best short stories collection. It had been a few months since I read any Jeffrey Archer’s books. Reading his new collection was a treat to my mind. Extremely entertaining and ample of twists and turns. Quick to read and engaging as always.”

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