Cat O'Nine Tales

And Other Stories

Jeffrey Archer

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An English lord requires one more chess piece to complete a set that would be worth a fortune. Another man, an accountant, realizes he’s achieved nothing in his life—and sets out to make a fortune before he retires. And then there is the author’s own favorite, “In the Eye of the Beholder,” about a star athlete who has a fateful run-in with a three-hundred-pound woman. Some of these twelve stories were inspired by the two years Jeffrey Archer spent in prison, including “Don’t Drink the Water,” the tale of a company chairman who tries to poison his wife while on a trip to St. Petersburg—with unexpected consequences. Witty, suspenseful, sad, surprising, and unforgettable, Cat O’Nine Tales is Jeffrey Archer at his best.

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Cat O'Nine Tales by Jeffrey Archer--audiobook excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from the short story collection Cat O'Nine Tales by bestselling author Jeffrey Archer. In this audio clip, narrated by Anton Lesser, you'll hear the story "The Man Who Robbed His Own Post Office." The fifth collection of irresistible short stories from the master storyteller, Cat O'Nine Tales is ingeniously plotted, with richly drawn characters and Jeffrey Archer's trademark of deliciously unexpected conclusions.

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OUTSTANDING PRAISE FOR

JEFFREY ARCHER

 

 

“One of the top ten storytellers in the world.” —Los Angeles Times

 

“There isn’t a better story-teller alive.” —Larry King

 

“Archer plots with skill, and keeps you turning the pages.” —The Boston Globe

 

“Cunning plots, silken style…. Archer plays a cat-and-mouse game with the reader.” —The New York Times

 

“Archer is a master entertainer.” —Time

 

“A storyteller in the class of Alexandre Dumas…unsurpassed skill…making the reader wonder intensely what will happen next.” —The Washington Post


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About the Author

Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University. He has served five years in Britain’s House of Commons and fourteen years in the House of Lords. All of his novels and short story collections--including And Thereby Hangs a Tale, Kane and Abel, Paths of Glory and False Impression--have been international bestselling books. Archer is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.

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Cat O'Nine Tales
And Other Stories
Jeffrey Archer

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
January 2008
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312949228
ISBN10: 0312949227
4 3/16 x 7 1/2 inches, 352 pages
$9.99

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
June 2007
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427200488
ISBN10: 1427200483
Audio Run Time: 7:00
$14.99

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
June 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429967310
ISBN10: 1429967315
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 272 pages, Includes 13 black-and-white illustrations
$9.99
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