Tell Tale: Short Stories by Jeffrey Archer

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Tell Tale: Short Stories Read Online Free - 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 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.

Title : Tell Tale: Short Stories
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ISBN : 1250066921
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 288 pages


Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★★☆

November 22, 2017

Another author that I consider a natural born story teller. Although it has been ten years or more since he has graced us with his stories, these are the kind of stories one can imagine being told in a neighborhood bar or pub, or sitting in little cafe having coffee or tea. Indeed, many of these...

Mark rated it ★★★★☆

August 29, 2017

I received this ARC in return for the honest review that follows. I have not read a Jeffrey Archer since As The Crow Flies. For no other reason than I just have not picked one up. I read this in a couple of days and I surprisingly enjoyed it a lot - surprisingly because usually I much prefer a nov...

Archit rated it ★★★★☆

November 30, 2017

Has O.Henry written all over it. "When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunes are all in confederacy against him." Jeffrey Archer is known for his strikingly unexpected endings. His stories consist of a beginning, a middle and an end. Not necessarily in t...

TL rated it ★★★★☆

October 12, 2017

I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. (Thanks to the publisher for mailing this to me!) ---- (my ARC copy has 227 pages) Always exciting when an author you've heard alot about lives up to "the hype" about em:). My short opinions of each...

Pooja rated it ★★★★☆

December 25, 2017

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. I wish they make a series out of these. These 1...

Matt rated it ★★★★★

December 30, 2017

It is always a pleasure to read something penned by the great Lord Jeffrey Archer, whose ideas seem never to run out as he presents them in a witty fashion. In this group of short stories, Archer presents the full gamut of his capabilities, showing that he can write something shorted than half a...

Skye rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 01, 2017

I found this lighthearted compilation of short stories with twist endings an okay read. It was a bit twee and predictable for my taste. I won this book on Goodreads. Thank you to St. Martin's Press for the book in exchange for an honest review.

Benjamin rated it ★★★★★

September 01, 2017

Having read almost all of Jeffrey Archer’s considerable body of work, I think it is fair to say I am a fan. Ever since I opened up As the Crow Flies nearly 30 years ago, I’ve sought him out and often read his new stuff just as soon as it comes out. And so it was with great anticipation that I dis...

Susan rated it ★★★☆☆

October 19, 2017

3.5 stars I am not usually a short story reader but this came at a perfect time. I was staying with my grandkids and could only read in short spurts so it worked out well. As in any collection, there were some stories I liked better than others but overall it was an interesting grouping. I enjoye...

Tim rated it ★★★☆☆

November 10, 2017

Not much for short stories, but since these are the first writings post "Clifton Chronicles," I gave it a listen. "Senior VP," is far and away the best of the lot. Alone, it would easily be 4-5 star material, but then, there are other stories to consider as well. Hence, 6 of 10 stars

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