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  • Jeffrey Archer

    Cat O'Nine Tales is the fifth collection of irresistible short stories from the master storyteller. Ingeniously plotted, with richly drawn characters and Jeffrey Archer's trademark of deliciously unexpected conclusions, some of these thirteen stories were inspired by the two years Jeffrey Archer spent in prison, including the story of a company chairman who tries to poison his wife while on a trip to St Petersburg-with unexpected consequences. The Red King is a tale about a con man who discovers that an English Lord requires one more chess piece to complete a set that would be worth a fortune. In another tale of deception, The Commissioner, a Bombay con artist ends up in the morgue, after...read more

  • Jeffrey Archer

    Nothing Ventured is the incredible and thrilling novel by the master storyteller and bestselling author of the Clifton Chronicles and Kane and Abel, Jeffrey Archer. This is not a detective story, this is a story about a detective William Warwick has always wanted to be a detective, and decides, much to his father's dismay, that rather than become a barrister like his father, Sir Julian Warwick QC, and his sister Grace, he will join London's Metropolitan Police Force. After graduating from university, William begins a career that will define his life: from his early months on the beat under the watchful eye of his first mentor, Constable Fred Yates, to his first high-stakes case as a...read more

  • Jeffrey Archer

    Escucha este thriller digno de uno de los maestros del género: una historia de diferencias sociales, corrupción, odio y venganza que reitera la habilidad de un autor consolidado. El joven Danny Cartwright ha sido injustamente condenado por un crimen que no cometió. Desde su ingreso en prisión, el afán por recuperar la libertad y vengarse de quienes han provocado su encarcelamiento le lleva a idear un ingenioso plan para escapar. Jeffrey Archer, un autor que conoce por experiencia propia lo que supone pasar varios años de condena en una celda, sumerge al lector en los claroscuros de la vida carcelaria con una prosa afilada de ritmo acuciante. Una novela llena de giros...read more

  • Jeffrey Archer

    Jeffrey Archer's Kane and Abel was a global phenomenon when it was first released, selling over one million copies in its first week of sale, and it has captivated readers worldwide ever since. They had only one thing in common . . . William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless Polish immigrant - two men born on the same day on opposite sides of the world, their paths destined to cross in the ruthless struggle to build a fortune. Kane and Abel is the marvellous story, spanning sixty years, of two powerful men linked by an all-consuming hatred, brought together by fate to save . . . and finally destroy . . . each other. Jeffrey...read more

  • Jeffrey Archer

    The Clifton Chronicles is Jeffrey Archer's most ambitious work in four decades as an international bestselling author. The epic tale of Harry Clifton's life begins in 1919, in the backstreets of Bristol. His father was a war hero, but it will be twenty-one tumultuous years before Harry discovers the truth about how his father really died and if, in fact, he even was his father. The first in the series, Only Time Will Tell takes a cast of memorable characters from the ravages of the Great War to the outbreak of the Second World War, when Harry must decide whether to take his place at Oxford, or join the fight against Hitler's Germany. In Jeffrey Archer's masterful hands, you will be taken...read more

  • Jeffrey Archer

    Cat O' Nine Tales is the fifth collection of irresistible short stories from the master storyteller Jeffrey Archer, illustrated by the internationally acclaimed artist, Ronald Searle, creator of Molesworth. These twelve yarns are satisfying and ingeniously plotted, featuring richly drawn characters and Jeffrey Archer's trademark deliciously unexpected conclusions. They feature the mad, the bad and the dangerous to know, as well as more poignant and telling characters. As a collection they confirm his position as a master...read more

  • Jeffrey Archer

    As the Crow Flies is an epic rags to riches tale from Jeffrey Archer, author of the bestselling The Clifton Chronicles. If your dream is big enough, not even your enemies can stop you . . . Charlie Trumper's earliest memory is of hearing his grandfather's sales patter from behind his costermonger's barrow. When Grandpa Charlie dies, young Charlie wants nothing more than to follow in his footsteps - his burning ambition is to own a shop that will sell everything: 'The Biggest Barrow in the World'. Charlie's progress from the teeming streets of Whitechapel to the elegance of Chelsea Terrace is only a few miles as the crow flies. But in Jeffrey Archer's expert hands it becomes an epic...read more

  • Jeffrey Archer

    Nothing Ventured heralds the start of a brand new series in the style of Jeffrey Archer’s #1 New York Times bestselling Clifton Chronicles: introducing Detective William Warwick. But this is not a detective story, this is a story about the making of a detective . . . William Warwick has always wanted to be a detective, and decides, much to his father’s dismay, that rather than become a lawyer like his father, Sir Julian Warwick QC, and his sister Grace, he will join London’s Metropolitan Police Force. After graduating from university, William begins a career that will define his life: from his early months on the beat under the watchful eye of his first mentor, Constable Fred...read more

  • Jeffrey Archer

    This collection of twelve short stories will draw the listener into each story, whether it is Old Love, the tale of two undergraduates at Oxford in the thirties and their bitter rivalry that ends in a memorable love story or Broken Routine, which tells of an insurance claim advisor and his surprising encounter on the train home to Sevenoaks, or Henry's Hiccup, the story of The Grand Pasha and how his plans for the most perfect honeymoon go awry. From The Grand Pasha to a British diplomat in China; a backgammon match to a one night stand, Jeffrey Archer spins an intricate web of tales that prove that his really is the master of storytelling. Quiver Full of Arrows is a collection of...read more

  • Jeffrey Archer

    From Jeffrey Archer, the bestselling author of the Clifton Chronicles and Kane and Abel, comes his captivating sixth collection of short stories, And Hereby Hangs a Tale, full of magnificent characters and shocking plot twists. In 'High Heels' discover what happens in a loss adjuster's memorable first case where his wife has to explain why a pair of designer shows couldn't have gone up in flames. While on the streets of Delhi in 'Caste-Off' a man and woman fall in love while waiting for a traffic light to turn green. And in 'A Good Eye' a priceless Renaissance oil painting remains in the same family for generations until its current owner is face with a difficult choice . . . Jeffrey...read more

  • Jeffrey Archer

    Chosen as one of the best books of 2018 by the Mail on Sunday 'The master storyteller returns with a nail-biter every bit as good as Kane and Abel - utterly enthralling' - Joanna Lumley Heads You Win is the incredible and thrilling novel by the master storyteller and bestselling author of the Clifton Chronicles and Kane and Abel, Jeffrey Archer. Leningrad, Russia, 1968. Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive. At the docks, they are confronted with an irreversible...read more

  • Jeffrey Archer

    Featuring bonus interviews with the author. The bestselling author of Sons of Fortune once again astonishes, delights, and electrifies with this audio collection. Jeffrey Archer, the internationally bestselling author of Honor Among Thieves, As The Crow Flies, and Kane & Abel, now serves up this inventive new collection of a dozen short stories -- with a twist. Cleverly styled, with richly drawn characters and ingeniously plotted story lines, each of the twelve pieces ends with a delightfully unexpected turn of events. An imprisoned man is certain that his supposed murder victim is very much alive....A female driver is pursued relentlessly by a menacing figure in another vehicle....A...read more

  • Jeffrey Archer

    The Pope recently referred to the continuing 'mystery of Judas'. This intriguing book - the result of an intense collaboration between one of the world's most popular storytellers and one of the world's leading biblical scholars - throws a new light on the events leading up to the great betrayal. This audio edition of the fifth gospel ostensibly written by the son of Judas, has been described by the Archbishop Desmond Tutu as "riveting and plausible" and is an account of the stories of Jesus and Judas which will open a whole new debate among secular and religious readers. The unlikely partnership of Jeffrey Archer and Francis J.Moloney was formed after Archer had sought advice from...read more

  • Jeffrey Archer

    With war between Britian and Germany on the immediate horizon, Harry Clifton has joined the merchant marines to escape long buried family secrets that have just come to light. And it isn't long before war is upon them. On the very day that Britain declares war on Germany, a U-boat sinks Harry's ship. While recovering on the SS Kansas Star, a passing American cruise liner, Harry seizes on the chance to escape his tangled past by stealing the identity of an American killed in the explosion. But upon landing in America, he quickly finds how mistaken he was when he--as Tom Bradshaw--is arrested for murder. Without any way of knowing the details of the charges, or of contacting his family...read more

  • Jeffrey Archer

    International bestselling author Jeffrey Archer has spent the last five years gathering spellbinding stories from around the globe. These fifteen brand-new tales showcase Archer's talent for capturing an unforgettable moment in time, whether tragic, comic, or outrageous. In India, Jamwal and Nisha fall in love while waiting for a traffic light to turn green on the streets of Delhi. From Germany comes 'A Good Eye,' the tale of a priceless oil painting that has remained in the same family for over two hundred years, until... To the Channel Islands and 'Members Only,' where a golf ball falls out of a Christmas cracker, and a young man's life will never be the same... To Italy and 'No Room...read more

  • Jeffrey Archer

    Some people have dreams that are so magnificent that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed. People like Christopher Columbus, Isaac Newton, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Edison, Nancy Astor, Charles Lindbergh, Amy Johnson, Edmund Hilary and Neil Armstrong-their unparalleled success has made their stories into legend. But what if one man had such a dream, and once he'd achieved it, there was no proof that he had fulfilled his ambition? Jeffrey Archer's new novel, Paths of Glory, is the story of such a man-George Mallory. Born in 1886, he was a brilliant student who became part of the Bloomsbury Group at Cambridge in the early twentieth century and served...read more

  • Jeffrey Archer

    Danny Cartwright and Spencer Craig never should have met. One evening, Danny, an East End cockney who works as a garage mechanic, takes his fianceé up to the West End to celebrate their engagement. He crosses the path of Spencer Craig, a West End barrister posed to be the youngest Queen's Counsel of his generation. A few hours later Danny is arrested for murder and later is sentenced to twenty-two years in prison, thanks to irrefutable testimony from Spencer, the prosecution's main witness. Danny spends the next few years in a high-security prison while Spencer Craig's career as a lawyer goes straight up. All the while Danny plans to escape and wreak his revenge. Thus begins Jeffrey...read more

  • Jeffrey Archer

    This Was a Man opens with a shot being fired, but who pulled the trigger, and who lives and who dies? In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife Karin from the Cabinet Secretary. Is she a spy or a pawn in a larger game? Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus, while his wife Emma completes her ten years as Chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary, and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job. Sebastian Clifton becomes chairman of Farthings Kaufman bank, but only after Hakim Bishara has to resign for personal reasons. Sebastian and Samantha's talented daughter, Jessica, is expelled from the Slade School of Fine Art, but her aunt...read more

  • Jeffrey Archer

    Nearly a decade after his last volume of short stories was published, Jeffrey Archer returns with his eagerly-awaited audiobook collection. Tell Tale gives listeners 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 A 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 1930's woman who dares to challenge...read more

  • Jeffrey Archer

    La obra más aclamada de Jeffrey Archer, que despeja cualquier duda sobre por qué es el escritor más vendido en Inglaterra y uno de los autores más leídos en el mundo. William Lowell Kane es hijo de un millonario de Boston. Abel Rosnovski es un inmigrante polaco sin un quinto. Dos hombres, nacidos el mismo día en extremos opuestos del mundo; sus caminos destinados a cruzarse en su lucha sin cuartel para amasar una fortuna. Un libro absorbente que abarca más de sesenta años: la historia de dos poderosos hombres, unidos por el odio que todo lo consume, congregados por el destino para salvarse -y destruirse- el uno al otro. 'La novela definitiva de la rivalidad entre...read more