From the Back Cover
PRAISE FOR JEFFREY ARCHER’S SHORT STORIES ‘Somerset Maugham never penned anything so swift or urbanely witty as this’ Publishers Weekly ‘Stylist, witty and constantly entertaining . . . Jeffrey Archer has a natural aptitude for short stories’ The Times ‘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 ‘Outstanding . . . white-knuckle suspense and witty denouements. An enjoyable, suspense-filled rival to Roald Dahl’ Daily Express ‘If there was a Nobel prize for storytelling, Archer would win’ Daily Telegraph
About the Author
Jeffrey Archer, whose novels and short stories include the Clifton Chronicles, Kane and Abel and Cat O’ Nine Tales, has topped the bestseller lists around the world, with sales of over 275 million copies. He is the only author ever to have been a number one bestseller in fiction, short stories and non-fiction (The Prison Diaries). A member of the House of Lords for over a quarter of a century, the author is married to Dame Mary Archer, and they have two sons, two grandsons and a granddaughter.