Tell Tale: Stories (Hardcover)

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Jeffrey Archer does a spectacular job of captivating his audience with well-developed short stories in his latest collection “Tell Tale”, bringing a different element of splendid story-telling to each one, with themes that are sure to resonate with you.
In the story “A Road to Damascus”, a young boy discovers the price of his family’s wealth which changes the course of his planned life. A young woman who is hitchhiking back to college learns that not everyone is as they seem in “A Wasted Hour”. And Archer’s longest story of this collection, “The Senior Vice President”, is about a decent man that refuses to have his retirement benefits swindled from him by the corporation he has been with for decades, so he comes up with a plan that goes outside the lines of the law.
Many of these stories have endings that leave you shocked, and with characters that you quickly grow fond of (or hate), this is the kind of fantastic collection that you can expect from Jeffrey Archer!

— From Devin

Description


Nearly a decade after his last volume of short stories was published, Jeffrey Archer returns with his eagerly-awaited, brand-new collection 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 1930’s 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 why Archer has been described by The Times as probably the greatest storyteller of our age.

About the Author


JEFFREY ARCHER was educated at Oxford University. He served five years as a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons and has served twenty-six years as a Member of the House of Lords. Now published in 97 countries and more than 37 languages, all of his novels and short story collections—including Kane & Abel, Only Time Will Tell and This Was a Man—have been international bestsellers. Jeffrey is married with two sons and three grandchildren, and lives in London, Cambridge and Majorca.

Praise For…


“All of the stories spotlight the author’s gifts for creating fully fleshed characters and absorbing plots in lean, efficient prose. All are written with Archer’s keen eye for time and place, and his keen ear for dialogue. Another reminder that Archer is as accomplished at writing short stories as he is at writing long-form fiction.”
--Booklist

“As with Archer’s previous collection, And Thereby Hands a Tale, this new volume again demonstrates the author’s talent for captivating his readers with engaging characters and clever plot twists.” --Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250066923
ISBN-10: 1250066921
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: October 24th, 2017
Pages: 272
Language: English
 

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