BOOKS: Telling tales is Jeffrey Archer's forte
IT'S been a long decade since his last short story volume was published, but Jeffrey Archer has returned with another masterful collection titled Tell Tale.
His work is poignant, engrossing and captivating. It's Archer at his spellbinding best.
Tell Tale provides 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 1930s 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.
Published by Pan Macmillan, Jeffrey Archer's Tell Tale is available now from bookshops and online. RRP $32.99.