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And Thereby Hangs a Tale Hardcover – Bargain Price, September 14, 2010
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In the tradition of master storytellers, Jeffrey Archer has crafted a collection of 15 short tales. Set in England, Ireland, America, India, Germany and points between, the book includes heroes and villains, winners and losers, injustice and comeuppance, love and loss, the demonic and the divine, and features stories of double-crossing crooks, convicts and thieves; a conniving gold-digger; fortune hunters; star-crossed lovers; and much more.
Picking a favorite from such a diverse collection is not an easy task. Those who yearn for suspense and intrigue with a surprising twist will enjoy Archer's original story, "Politically Correct." If you're looking for a perfect blend of humorous and heartwarming, then you should read "The Queen's Birthday Telegram," the true story of a centenarian who gets an unexpected surprise. And in "High Heels," a wife's high-fashion skills help a determined insurance investigator solve a case.
One of the standouts for me is "A Good Eye," an inspiring tale of art, tradition, faith and divine intervention, set in the hills of the Bavarian state of Germany. The story begins in the 1600s, with Herr Hans Grebenar, a church elder who is trained in law but who also has a passion and an eye for art. While serving as a prosecutor in the town of his birth, Grebenar discovers Herr Friedrich Bloch, a gifted painter. Despite his marvelous talent, Bloch can't steer clear of his vices. Grebenar bails Bloch out of his troubles numerous times and becomes his advocate.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I like the stories with a twist and preferred Archer's A Twist in the Tale. That being said, there were some good stories and I enjoyed them!Published 5 months ago by MBM86
It is a short story and so worth the read. The mystery is unsolvable and yet so obvious in the end.Published 5 months ago by JB
Small collection and speaks less than the author is worth. I have read better than this of Jeffery Archer. I won't say this to be a bad read.Published 6 months ago by suhaib
I enjoy everything he's written and I have read most of that.Published 10 months ago by Robert Graves
Not the usual hold-onto-the-edge-of-your-seat thriller usually expected of Mr. Archer but quite good. I like that most of the stories are based on a real-life experience.Published 10 months ago by christine
Great short stories with such a variety of tales. A good book to pick up and put down and pick up again.Published 11 months ago by Julie Macdonald