A Twist in the Tale

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Pan Books, 2003 - Detective and mystery stories - 269 pages
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The expected never happens . . . A man calls unexpectedly on his mistress and sees another man leaving her flat. Accusing her of being unfaithful, he quarrels with her, strikes her. She dies. Leaving unseen, he tips off the police so that the other man is arrested and charged . . . Has he achieved 'The Perfect Murder'? A tanstalising opening to A Twist in the Tale. Consider also: a wine-tasting with a bizarre difference, a game of sex with a sexy stranger, a violent row in a golf clubhouse bar, a rivalry founded on eating cornflakes . . . just some of the openings in this cunningly constructed, fast-moving, entertaining set of stories from THE bestselling author of our time. 'Probably the greatest storyteller of our age' Mail on Sunday

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Review: A Twist in the Tale

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I read this when I was about 10 after getting it free in a packet of cornflakes. It begins with the intriguing premise that all of the stories are true except one or two, and the reader has to guess which ones. Read full review

Review: A Twist in the Tale

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The infamous 'just good friends' story is pretty good and I thoroughly enjoyed 'the perfect murder' in which a quarrel between a man and his 'cheating' mistress results in her death and 'the other man' being arrested and charged - there is a great twist. Most of the rest is dross. Read full review

About the author (2003)

Jeffrey Archer's writing career has spanned almost 30 years. His bestselling novels, which range from Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less to Kane and Abel and The Eleventh Commandment, have sold over 120 million copies throughout the world. He is married with two children and lives in London and Granchester.

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