To Cut a Long Story Short

To Cut a Long Story Short

From the master storyteller comes a masterful collection of fourteen riveting tales of elaborate confidence tricks, political chicanery, immoral behavior, and dangerously illicit affairs, rendered with the breathtaking narrative twists that have become the Jeffrey Archer hallmark.

Here are all new stories that will engross and astonish, peopled with a rich assortment of truly memorable characters: the intoxicating woman who appears to her lover only once every six years; the British diplomat who employs his rather creative -- if not entirely ethical -- financial talents for a greater good; the millionaire who declares himself bankrupt to test the love and loyalties of those closest to him.

This is Jeffrey Archer at the top of his form, as he offers us unique fables of our time and civilization, each one shining a harsh yet hypnotic light on that fascinating, complex being called "human."

Title:To Cut a Long Story Short
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780061032073
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    To Cut a Long Story Short Reviews

  • Sumit RK

    As a fan of Archer's style of writing & especially his short stories, I would not consider this collection of stories as his best ( A Quiver Full of Arrows & Twelve Red Herrings were truly great)Most...

  • Mark

    As far as memory serves this is the first Jeffrey Archer I have read. I am a lover of the short story form and so when a friend, who is a big fan of ex-Lord Archer, lent it to me it seemed a good plac...

  • Labijose

    14 tales from master storyteller Jeffrey Archer, according to him 8 from these were based on true events. Maybe not my favorite one, cause I liked “And thereby hangs a tale” more. Anyway, some of ...

  • Shabana Mukhtar

    It is a collection of short stories and each one is a master piece.Rating says it all.Need I say more?...

  • Tiger

    I am an avid fan of all Archer books. In general, I avoid short stories, probably because I find myself unable to master the genre, but I was willing to give anything by Archer a chance.I found the th...

  • Abu Yillah

    Some of the stories are amazing. Others leave you wondering 'what was the point of this story again?!'...

  • Pamela Small

    Engaging stories by a master storyteller! ...

  • John Stammers

    This review and other book reviews can be found on my blog, among other kinds of posts: http://wordsaremymedicine.blogspot.co...I don't know about anybody else, but I've always felt that Jeffrey Arche...

  • Ammey

    Death SpeaksThis story is written by an anonymous writer. Jeffrey was so moved by the story that he placed it at the beginning of his book.The fourteen short stories reviewed below are written by Jeff...

  • Mira

    drags on.... and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and o...