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Twelve Red Herrings

Jeffrey Archer

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Jeffrey Archer, the internationally bestselling author of Honor Among Thieves, As The Crow Flies, and Kane & Abel, now serves up this inventive new collection of a dozen short stories -- with a twist. Cleverly styled, with richly drawn characters and ingeniously plotted story lines, each of the twelve pieces ends with a delightfully unexpected turn of events.

An imprisoned man is certain that his supposed murder victim is very much alive....A female driver is pursued relentlessly by a menacing figure in another vehicle....A young artist gets the biggest break of her career....A restless beauty manages the perfect birthday celebration....An escaped Iraqi on Saddam Hussein's death list pays an involuntary visit to his homeland. In each tale, human beings are given an opportunity to seize, a crucial problem to solve, or a danger to avoid. How will they react? How would you? Capping off the collection are two additional rewards. In the final story, Archer offers a choice of four endings. And buried in each story is another diversion -- a red herring which Archer challenges his readers to uncover.

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Twelve Red Herrings
TRIAL AND ERRORIt's hard to know exactly where to begin. But first, let me explain why I'm in jail.The trial had lasted for eighteen days, and from the moment the judge had entered the courtroom the public benches had been filled to overflowing. The jury at Leeds Crown Court had been out for almost two days, and rumor had it that they were hopelessly divided. On the barristers' bench there was talk of hung juries and retrials, as it had been more than eight hours since Mr. Justice Cartwright had told the foreman of the jury that their verdict need no longer be unanimous:
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    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Jeffrey Archer's book Twelve Red Herrings. Featuring bonus interviews with the author, this audio collection astonishes, delights, and electrifies. Jeffrey Archer, the internationally bestselling author of Honor Among Thieves, As The Crow Flies, and Kane & Abel, serves up this inventive collection of a dozen short stories -- with a twist.

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Praise for Twelve Red Herrings

"Written in strong, clean prose and ranging in tone from charming to achingly suspenseful."
-- Publishers Weekly on Twelve Red Herrings

"There's probably not a red herring among these stories from master spy writer Archer."
-- Library Journal on Twelve Red Herrings

"A storyteller in the class of Alexandre Dumas."
-- Washington Post

"Archer is one of the most captivating storytellers writing today."
-- Pittsburgh Press
"Written in strong, clean prose and ranging in tone from charming to achingly suspenseful."
-- Publishers Weekly on Twelve Red Herrings

"There's probably not a red herring among these stories from master spy writer Archer."
-- Library Journal on Twelve Red Herrings

"A storyteller in the class of Alexandre Dumas."
-- Washington Post

"Archer is one of the most captivating storytellers writing today."
-- Pittsburgh Press

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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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