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Tell Tale

4.08 based on 211 ratings & 96 reviews on Goodreads.com

Synopsis

Author of the best-selling Clifton Chronicles, Jeffrey Archer, gives us fourteen gripping and rewarding short stories for readers to return to time and again.

Find out what happens to the hapless young detective from Naples who travels to an Italian hillside town to solve a murder and the pretentious schoolboy whose discovery of the origins of his father’s wealth changes his life forever. Follow the stories of the woman who dares to challenge the men at her Ivy League university during the 1930s, and another young woman who thumbs a lift and has an encounter of a lifetime.

From the master of the short story, the refreshingly original stories in Tell Tale prove why Archer has been described by The Times as ‘probably the greatest storyteller of our age’.

In the media

The short story has always been Jeffrey Archer’s strong suit and here he grips you quickly, puts you on the scent of a mystery, and moves you towards a charming moment of revelation
The Scotsman
If there was a Novel prize for storytelling, Archer would win
Daily Telegraph
Stylist, witty and constantly entertaining . . . Jeffrey Archer has a natural aptitude for short stories
The Times

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