Twelve Red Herrings [Jeffrey Archer] on Many of the 12 stories here, all of which feature false clues and twist endings, are based on “known”. Twelve Red Herrings is the third collection of irresistible short stories from master storyteller, Jeffrey Archer. Cleverly styled, with richly drawn characters and. First published in UK hardback – Harper Collins UK paperback published – Pan Macmillan. Expect the unexpected A wrongly convicted murderer.

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Jeffrey Archer, whose novels and short stories include Kane and Abel, A Prisoner of Birth and Cat O’ Nine Tales, has topped the bestseller lists around the world, with sales of over million copies. Archer managed to put more thrill and creepiness into a very short story than most authors put into an entire novel. My rating is 4. Click here to know more. Once upon a Time when I was in my 11th grade intermediatemy English Lecturer narrated one of the short stories Never stop on motorway.

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Image size per photo cannot exceed 10 MB. The magic continues when Archer pulls off the creamiest archr de la creme of writer’s crimes yes, he launches into backstory but keeps you glued to the page anyway. The last story has four different endings and although that is a unique, creative idea, the endings were not that entertaining. I liked that we saw the return of Sir Matthew from the first story and that the entire story is an investigative tactic.

It’s a real road thriller that reads more like a Stephen King novel. Shoeshine Boy This was one of the few that I actually really liked.


May 20, Travelin rated it it was ok Shelves: Dougie Mortimer’s Right Arm Quite boring, unfortunately. This is a funny story with an end that can be easily guessed mid-way but reading it one cannot help but laugh!

I love Archers books. Nine of which are based in known events to the archeg admittedly heavily embellished and the other three original ideas.

Twelve Red Herrings

I don’t want to mess up my chance with beautiful woman There is a beautiful start to a romantic flick and just at the point where you start judging it, it arvher you with alternate endings. I wasn’t interested in these characters, and rev circumstances seemed even less interesting. We know the outcome almost near the beginning of the story, which did not work in its favour because it ended up feeling overlong and hertings the point.

All were quirky which made for some interesting reading. After 7 stories I tossed it. We will get back to you shortly. Dec 14, I’d get behind this story a lot more if it cared a little more about the ending. He then finds himself a seat next to her in the hopes of getting to know her. Capping off the collection are two additional rewards. It was so contrived that jeffreh makes no sense and I couldn’t care less.

Not for Sale One of the most enjoyable ones. I quite enjoyed this book, but expected more of a connection between all the tales than was present. Outside politics, he is a novelist, playwright and short story writer.

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Never Stop on the Motorway This story is pure anxiety. Books are not only written to educate, they are written for leisure and even for the metamorphosis of the soul.

Her ride into the country becomes such a terror that by the last page the reader is pleasantly surprised by the end! The last story with four yes, four! You open a story and cannot put the book down till you archr done with it. I liked the skulduggery in the end, but there was no surprise factor because there wasn’t enough to go on.


Once again a batch of short stories, involving some mysteries, but most are on the edge of crime fiction. Return to Book Page. Some took me a while to get through, but I’m such a fan that if Jeffery Archer wrote the ingredients jefffey bread on a bag, I’d read it.

My favourite short story author. The ending was clever, but not archdr shocking. It never quite works hard enough to explain itself – we can all imagine what occurred or led to the circumstances of the story, yet we aren’t given enough details to formulate a general hypothesis.

Just a herrjngs while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. What are the twelve red herrings in this book? Each of these stories I read between other people’s novels, in order to space them out.

We’ll contact you shortly. A good story to be fair, but not the ending I would want! There are a hundred arcber to choose from when it comes to books. A female driver is pursued relentlessly by a menacing figure in another vehicle. It’s one of the few stories that didn’t feel rushed, though I feel one of the beats took too long in coming.