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Tragic, comic, outrageous--these fifteen tales from international bestselling author Jeffrey Archer showcase his remarkable talent for capturing an unforgettable moment in time...In India, in "Caste-Off," a man and woman fall in love while waiting for a traffic light to turn green on the streets of Delhi...From Germany comes "A Good Eye," about a priceless oil painting that has remained in the same family for over two hundred years, until...To the Channel Islands and "Members Only," where a golf ball falls out of a Christmas cracker, and a young man's life will never be the same...To Italy and "No Room at the Inn," where a young man who is trying to book a hotel room ends up in bed with the receptionist, unaware that she...To England, where, in "High Heels," a woman has to explain to her husband why a pair of designer shoes couldn't have gone up in flames...
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About the Author

Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University. He has served five years in Britain's House of Commons and fourteen years in the House of Lords. All of his novels and short story collections--including Kane and Abel, Paths of Glory and False Impression--have been international bestselling books. Archer is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.

Reviews

PRAISE FOR JEFFREY ARCHER and his novels SHALL WE TELL THE PRESIDENT? A PRISONER OF BIRTH CAT O'NINE TALES FALSE IMPRESSION "One of the top ten storytellers in the world." --Los Angeles Times on JEFFREY ARCHER"There isn't a better story-teller alive." --Larry King on JEFFREY ARCHER"Archer plots with skill, and keeps you turning the pages." --The Boston Globe on JEFFREY ARCHER"Cunning plots, silken style.... Archer plays a cat-and-mouse game with the reader." --The New York Times on JEFFREY ARCHER"Archer is a master entertainer." --Time on JEFFREY ARCHER"A storyteller in the class of Alexandre Dumas...unsurpassed skill." --Washington Post on JEFFREY ARCHER"Outrageous and top-notch terror." --Vogue on SHALL WE TELL THE PRESIDENT?"The only difference between this book and The Day of the Jackal is that Archer is a better writer." --Chicago Tribune on SHALL WE TELL THE PRESIDENT?"Authentic, literate, and scary." --Cosmopolitan on SHALL WE TELL THE PRESIDENT?"The countdown is the thing; the pace, the pursuit, the what-next, the how-is-it-going-to-come-out..." --Boston Globe on SHALL WE TELL THE PRESIDENT?"Holds the reader in a vicelike grip." --Penthouse on SHALL WE TELL THE PRESIDENT?"A compelling read." --Newsday on A PRISONER OF BIRTH"Dynamite...plot twists and a slam-bang finale." --The Washington Post on A PRISONER OF BIRTH"Archer plots with skill, and keeps you turning the pages." --The Boston Globe on A PRISONER OF BIRTH"Thoroughly enjoyable." --Publishers Weekly on A PRISONER OF BIRTH"Compulsively readable." --Library Journal on A PRISONER OF BIRTH"Gripping." --The Vancouver Sun on A PRISONER OF BIRTH"An exercise in wish fulfillment. The good may suffer, but the bad will get theirs in the end. The fun is watching it unfold." --St. Petersburg Times (Florida) on A PRISONER OF BIRTH"Archer plots with skill, and keeps you turning the pages." --The Boston Globe on CAT O'NINE TALES"The economy and precision of Archer's prose never fails to delight. The criminal doesn't always get away with his crime and justice doesn't always prevail, but the reader wins with each and every story." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) on CAT O'NINE TALES"A worthy successor to The Da Vinci Code." --Liz Smith, New York Post on FALSE IMPRESSION"Archer is back in top form with [this] latest thriller." --Library Journal (starred review) on FALSE IMPRESSION"Thoroughly imagined...entertaining...thrilling." --Denver Post on FALSE IMPRESSION"Murder and a high-stakes art-world theft are cleverly blended [in this] exciting...global thrill-ride." --Vancouver Sun on FALSE IMPRESSION One of the top ten storytellers in the world. "Los Angeles Times on JEFFREY ARCHER" There isn't a better story-teller alive. "Larry King on JEFFREY ARCHER" Archer plots with skill, and keeps you turning the pages. "The Boston Globe on JEFFREY ARCHER" Cunning plots, silken style . Archer plays a cat-and-mouse game with the reader. "The New York Times on JEFFREY ARCHER" Archer is a master entertainer. "Time on JEFFREY ARCHER" A storyteller in the class of Alexandre Dumas unsurpassed skill. "Washington Post on JEFFREY ARCHER" Outrageous and top-notch terror. "Vogue on SHALL WE TELL THE PRESIDENT?" The only difference between this book and "The Day of the Jackal" is that Archer is a better writer. "Chicago Tribune on SHALL WE TELL THE PRESIDENT?" Authentic, literate, and scary. "Cosmopolitan on SHALL WE TELL THE PRESIDENT?" The countdown is the thing; the pace, the pursuit, the what-next, the how-is-it-going-to-come-out "Boston Globe on SHALL WE TELL THE PRESIDENT?" Holds the reader in a vicelike grip. "Penthouse on SHALL WE TELL THE PRESIDENT?" A compelling read. "Newsday on A PRISONER OF BIRTH" Dynamite plot twists and a slam-bang finale. "The Washington Post on A PRISONER OF BIRTH" Archer plots with skill, and keeps you turning the pages. "The Boston Globe on A PRISONER OF BIRTH" Thoroughly enjoyable. "Publishers Weekly on A PRISONER OF BIRTH" Compulsively readable. "Library Journal on A PRISONER OF BIRTH" Gripping. "The Vancouver Sun on A PRISONER OF BIRTH" An exercise in wish fulfillment. The good may suffer, but the bad will get theirs in the end. The fun is watching it unfold. "St. Petersburg Times (Florida) on A PRISONER OF BIRTH" Archer plots with skill, and keeps you turning the pages. "The Boston Globe on CAT O'NINE TALES" The economy and precision of Archer's prose never fails to delight. The criminal doesn't always get away with his crime and justice doesn't always prevail, but the reader wins with each and every story. "Publishers Weekly (starred review) on CAT O'NINE TALES" A worthy successor to "The Da Vinci Code." "Liz Smith, New York Post on FALSE IMPRESSION" Archer is back in top form with [this] latest thriller. "Library Journal (starred review) on FALSE IMPRESSION" Thoroughly imagined...entertaining...thrilling. "Denver Post on FALSE IMPRESSION" Murder and a high-stakes art-world theft are cleverly blended [in this] exciting...global thrill-ride. "Vancouver Sun on FALSE IMPRESSION"" PRAISE FOR JEFFREY ARCHER "One of the top ten storytellers in the world." --"Los Angeles Times" "There isn't a better story-teller alive." --Larry King"" "Archer plots with skill, and keeps you turning the pages." --"The Boston Globe""Cunning plots, silken style.... Archer plays a cat-and-mouse game with the reader." --"The New York Times""Archer is a master entertainer." --"Time" "A storyteller in the class of Alexandre Dumas...unsurpassed skill." --"Washington Post" and his novels SHALL WE TELL THE PRESIDENT? "Outrageous and top-notch terror." --"Vogue""""The only difference between this book and "The Day of the Jackal" is that Archer is a better writer."--"Chicago Tribune" "Authentic, literate, and scary."--"Cosmopolitan""The countdown is the thing; the pace, the pursuit, the what-next, the how-is-it-going-to-come-out..."--"Boston Globe" "Holds the reader in a vicelike grip."--"Penthouse"""""A PRISONER OF BIRTH"A compelling read." --"Newsday " "Dynamite...plot twists and a slam-bang finale."--"The Washington Post" "Archer plots with skill, and keeps you turning the pages." --"The Boston Globe" "Thoroughly enjoyable."--"Publishers Weekly" "Compulsively readable.""--Library Journal" "Gripping."--"The Vancouver Sun " "Anexercise in wish fulfillment. The good may suffer, but the bad will get theirs in the end. The fun is watching it unfold."--"St. Petersburg Times" (Florida)""CAT O'NINE TALES"""Archer plots with skill, and keeps you turning the pages." --"The Boston Globe""""The economy and precision of Archer's prose never fails to delight. The criminal doesn't always get away with his crime and justice doesn't always prevail, but the reader wins with each and every story."--"Publishers Weekly "(starred review)""""FALSE IMPRESSION "A worthy successor to "The Da Vinci Code.""--Liz Smith, "New York Post""Archer is back in top form with [this] latest thriller." --"Library Journal" (starred review)"Thoroughly imagined...entertaining...thrilling." --"Denver Post""Murder and a high-stakes art-world theft are cleverly blended [in this] exciting...global thrill-ride." --"Vancouver Sun" Praise for the Short Stories of Jeffrey Archer "Jeffrey Archer plays a subtle cat-and-mouse game with the reader in twelve original short stories that end, more often than not, with our collective whiskers twitching in surprise."---"The New York Times""Outstanding... white-knuckle suspense and witty denouements. Enjoyable, suspense-filled rival to Roald Dahl."---"Daily Express" (London) "Stylish, witty, and constantly entertaining . . . Jeffrey Archer has a natural aptitude for short stories."---"The Times" (London) "Archer hits the bull's-eye with an exemplary collection of short stories."---"Daily Mail" (London) "The economy and precision of Archer's prose never fails to delight. The criminal doesn't always get away with his crime and justice doesn't always prevail, but the reader wins with each and every story."---"Publishers Weekly"

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