Nearly a decade after his last volume of short stories was published, Jeffrey
Archer returns with his eagerly awaited collection of short stories, Tell Tale,
giving us a fascinating, exciting and sometimes poignant insight into the people
he has met, the stories he has come across and the countries he has visited
during the past ten years.
Find out what happens to the hapless young detective from Naples who travels
to an Italian hillside town to find out ‘Who Killed the Mayor?’ and the
pretentious schoolboy in ‘The Road to Damascus’, whose discovery of the
origins of his father’s wealth changes his life in the most profound way.
Revel in the stories of the woman who dares to challenge the men at her Ivy
League university during the 1930s in ‘A Gentleman and a Scholar’, and another
young woman who thumbs a lift and gets more than she bargained for in ‘A
These wonderfully engaging and always refreshingly original tales prove not only
why Archer has been compared to Dahl and Maugham, but why he was
described by The Times as ‘probably the greatest storyteller of our age’.