Crime Pays

Jeffrey Archer

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01 July 2018
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July’s instalment of The Year of Short Stories is Crime Pays. Released as one of a limited number of digital shorts released to celebrate the publication of Jeffrey Archer’s magnificent seventh short-story collection, Tell Tale.

Taken from To Cut a Long Story Short, Jeffrey Archer's fourth collection of short stories, Crime Pays is a captivating, witty and ingenious short read.

When Kenny Merchant walks into Harrods and tries to steal a pair of cufflinks, he counterintuitively plans on being caught, and the police and even more surprised when he leads them to his house full of expensive objects that have likely been stolen. But this elaborate con is just the beginning as Kenny plans an even more lucrative and audacious scheme from his prison cell . . .

Probably the greatest storyteller of our age

Mail on Sunday

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

Daily Telegraph

Stylish, witty and constantly entertaining . . . Jeffrey Archer has a natural aptitude for short stories

The Times