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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Even in this collection each story is different from the other and there is a twist at the end which we almost never see coming. Because it doesn’t come across, at all.

He will alwayz be my favourite author. An imprisoned man is certain that his supposed murder victim is very much alive. Four endings to same story and you can either choose th eone you want or read 4 in a row. Hi Rekha, That was an exhautive review and well written. Ted Barker, a small town governor has an unexpected honored guest Mountbatten, whose wants to visit informally but yet in an unsaid manner his expectations are something more than the red carpet.

Naturally, some of the stories were better than others, but it didn’t make me want to pull my hair out like short stories normally do.

Enter your email address. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. As a reader who is definitely not a fiction writer, I find that fascinating and love getting a chance to think of the same story ending 4 wildly different ways! An jeeffrey Iraqi on Saddam Hussein’s death list pays an involuntary visit to his homeland. In the reader experiences each alternative.


Twelve Red Herrings by Jeffrey Archer

May 10, J. An OTP has been send to your mobile. He is the only author ever to have been a number one bestseller in fiction seventeen timesshort stories four times and non-fiction Herrngs Prison Diaries. An Eye for an Eye a leading lawyer’s attempt to prove his client, who is suspected for murdering her vicious husband, is not blind. Can’t keep the book away until complete it. There was a point in the story that was deliberately written confusingly, which I’m not sure was the best way to go about things, but it worked for this story.

Twelve Red Herrings

Upload Menus Upload menu files with. Lists with This Book. Dec 08, Reply as a Brand. Dec 12, Anthony Richardson rated it it was amazing Shelves: Herrinbs on more product reviews. Middling, yet interesting and thrilling. Consuela Rosenheim is a woman with expensive tastes that require both a wealthy husband and wealthy lover to satisfy.

I quite enjoyed this book, but expected more of a connection between all the tales than was present. Some end on an ironic note while others have a twist in the plot.

After reading this one, I realised what I’d missed.

I feel this review is: I’m disappointed that it turned out to be quite dark. It makes fun of one of its central characters, which he at once deserves, yet seems too far-fetched. Comment on this review. Herringw the different directions that his characters go Archer has put into each of his tales a “red herring” designed to lead the reader down a particular path only to later on spr “Twelve Red Herrings” is a collection of short stories by Jeffrey Archer. An imprisoned man is certain that his supposed murder victim is very much alive The only short story anthology that I’ve read that I actually enjoyed.


It is this that makes our life less ordinary, a life Witty book with lots of short stories that are unique on their own. I know I am a bit slow but I seem to be missing something.

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We’ll contact you shortly. I read this book a long time ago – brought back memories – your review has rekindled the desire to read it again Regards, Prasad By: Herrjngs have been a source of knowledge for many centuries.

A good story to be fair, but not the ending I would want!

But I will probably write something in the future srcher during the holidays Among the novels, which Jeffrey has written till date. There’s no way the writer friend couldn’t have known the truth – you’d think he would at least read the news or hear things on the grapevine, given he and the protagonist work in the same industry. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. What a craftsman is Jeffrey Archer!

The book is very Jeffrey Archer and a must read for all lovers of good, witty, English fiction.

Twelve Red Herrings is collection of 12 short fiction stories. All my energy is sapped and am feeling hungy as i type this!! Upload photo files with. Archer ke baarah teer!!! Jan 04, You read all the four endings in the suggested order.

His friend also a writer, is very eager to tell him the plot of his latest novel.