And Thereby Hangs A Tale

Jeffrey Archer

3.68 based on 110 ratings & 19 reviews on Goodreads.com
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05 November 2010
9780330453141
288 pages
Synopsis

From Jeffrey Archer, the bestselling author of the Clifton Chronicles and Kane and Abel, comes his captivating sixth collection of short stories, And Hereby Hangs a Tale, full of magnificent characters and shocking plot twists.

In ‘High Heels’ discover what happens in a loss adjuster’s memorable first case where his wife has to explain why a pair of designer shows couldn’t have gone up in flames. While on the streets of Delhi in ‘Caste-Off’ a man and woman fall in love while waiting for a traffic light to turn green. And in ‘A Good Eye’ a priceless Renaissance oil painting remains in the same family for generations until its current owner is face with a difficult choice . . .

Jeffrey demonstrates his natural aptitude for short stories which are stylish, witty and entertaining. His mastery of characterization and suspense, combined with a gift for the unexpected, jaw-dropping plot twist, show him at the height of his powers and demonstrate why he is one of world's bestselling authors.

If there was a Nobel Prize for storytelling, Archer would win

Daily Telegraph

Probably the greatest storyteller of our age

Mail on Sunday