To Cut a Long Story Short (Mass Market)

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

From the master storyteller comes a masterful collection of fourteen 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 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.

This is Jeffrey Archer at the top of his form, as he offers us unique fables for our time and civilization, each one shining a harsh yet hypnotic light on that fascinating, complex being called "human."

About the Author

Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University, where as a world-class sprinter he represented Great Britain in international competition. He became the youngest member of the House of Commons in 1969, was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party in 1985, and was elevated to the House of Lords in 1992.

All of his novels -- from 1974's Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less to 1991's As the Crow Flies -- have been international bestsellers. Mr. Archer is married, has two children, and lives in Cambridge, England.

Praise For…

"Archer plots with skill, and keeps you turning the pages."
Boston Globe

"Cunning plots, silken style...Archer plays a cat-and-mouse game with the reader."
New York Times

"One of the most captivating storytellers writing today."
Pittsburgh Press

"A storyteller whose words enthrall millions of readers."
Denver Post

"Archer is a master entertainer."

"Man, Can Archer Spin A Tale."
Los Angeles Times

"Very entertaining."
Land Line Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061032073
Publisher: HarperTorch
Publication Date: December 4th, 2001
Pages: 416
Language: English