Expect the unexpected… A wrongly convicted murderer exacts a flawless plan of revenge… Headlights in a rear-view mirror tail a female traveller on a lonely stretch of road… A serial bride secures her future by marrying only the wealthiest of men… An escaped Iraqi with a price on his head pays an involuntary visit to his homeland…
Expect the unexpected…
A wrongly convicted murderer exacts a flawless plan of revenge… Headlights in a rear-view mirror tail a female traveller on a lonely stretch of road… A serial bride secures her future by marrying only the wealthiest of men… An escaped Iraqi with a price on his head pays an involuntary visit to his homeland…
A brush with death proves the biggest break of an aspiring artist’s career…
Two strangers, struck by lust-at-first-sight, consider a myriad of possibilities for where the day will take them.
… and you’ll still be surprised.
Because nothing is what it seems in Twelve Red Herrings.
Bestselling author Jeffrey Archer, “one of the most captivating storytellers writing today” (Pittsburgh Press) engages the reader in a cunning game of cat-and-mouse as he spins twelve ingenious tales of duplicity, love, murder and revenge, each capped with a startling twist.
But be careful, for buried in each tale is a red herring — a wicked diversion that Archer challenges readers to uncover for themselves. Artfully entertaining and suspenseful, this is Jeffrey Archer at his inventive best.
Twelve Red Herrings First published 1994 in UK hardback – Harper Collins.
UK paperback published 2004 – Pan Macmillan.
Jeffrey talks about his love of short stories.
"Each tale kept me gripped until the end, he truly is a brilliant storyteller."
"This is the second collection of short stories that I have read by Jeffrey Archer and thoroughly enjoyed them."
"I kept thinking that I knew how it would end, but each scenario I came up with were blown out of the water, the ending was just magnificent."
"It becomes more and more difficult to find another author possessing the same remarkable skills."
"It is always a joy to return to Jeffrey Archer because you're guaranteed an excellent story page after page and, in this case, twelve stories!"
"Typical Jeffrey Archer, witty, full of suspense and easy, joyful reading!"
"The stories are interesting, original, and well written. I thoroughly enjoyed them."
"The term Master Storyteller is perhaps overused but in this case, Jeffrey Archer earns the moniker."
"If you’re looking for some excellent short stories, look up Jeffrey Archer."
"Who doesn’t love a good short story? There are plenty of twists and turns and plenty of excitement to keep us engaged!"