From the master storyteller comes a masterful collection of 14 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.
To Cut a Long Story Short is a masterful collection of 14 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.
Watch Jeffrey Archer talk about his love for short stories and the art of storytelling in the video on this page.
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.”
First published 2000 — HarperCollins.
Jeffrey talks about his love of short stories.
"He is addictive - particularly good at twists in the short stories."
"Never read any of his short stories before, but hooked! Varied and absorbing, great stuff!"
"Does it need saying again? An amazing storyteller, the best!"
"If you've never read anything by Jeffrey Archer, give these a try."
"I found the same pleasure in reading these that I did in reading his novels. They are well written, with unseen plot twists that grab you when least expected."
"Brilliant stories, sorry when each one finished but then turn the page and there is another one just as good. He is a great storyteller."
"Man, can Archer spin a tale."