Cat O' Nine Tales

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Macmillan, 2006 - Prisons - 254 pages
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Cat O’ Nine Tales is the sixth collection of irresistible short stories from the master storyteller illustrated by the internationally acclaimed artist, Ronald Searle, creator of Molesworth.

These twelve yarns are so satisfying because they are ingeniously plotted, include richly drawn characters and have deliciously unexpected conclusions. They feature the mad, the bad and the dangerous to know as well as some more poignant and telling characters. Many of these stories came to Archer while he was incarcerated for two years in five different prisons, and so they have a prison theme. Others were inspired since he was released, but all in all they confirm his position as one of the best storytellers alive today.

'Stylish, witty and constantly entertaining... Jeffrey Archer has a natural aptitude for short stories' The Times

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User Review  - askum - LibraryThing

I enjoyed reading these short stories and never got bored with any of them. I am going to have to check out some other books written by this author and see if they are as good. Read full review

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User Review  - MomsterBookworm - LibraryThing

An anthology of shorts stories mostly centered around criminal breaches of trust. It is quite easy to empathize with the motivation behind some of the wrongdoings, and might even give a less ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Jeffrey Archer, whose bestselling novels span from Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less to Kane and Abel and The Eleventh Commandment, has sold millions of books throughout the world. His collections of short stories include A Quiver Full of Arrows and Twelve Red Herrings. The author is married with two children.

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