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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Chunnel Vision At this point in this collection it became pretty obvious that Archer has a thing for creating women who are beautiful but superficial and spiteful creatures that just want money out of men. Now that’s how i define Jeffrey Archer’s creativity.

This is a collection of 12 short stories written in strong clean prose, each story having a sudden twist and surprise ending. Apr 03, Thank you for rating this Product. Twelve Red Herrings is exactly as the title says. The pacing is good especially given the time-bound nature of the events.

Overall, the book is an enticing and comical adaptation of the everyday world we live in. Soon he became one of my favorite authors and I went on to read almost every book of his I came across and finally two weeks earlier is when I came across this book which has one of the most interesting story that captivated me for the first time. Thank you for sharing the requirements with us.


There are plenty of twists and turns and plenty of excitement to keep us engaged! Dec 12, Jeffreh Richardson rated it it was amazing Shelves: Only one character is repeated in two stories, all the others are disparate.

Also, are we to intuit that the third character played a hand in all this? Trivia About Twelve Red Herrings.

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The ending was too rushed and didn’t allow the reader to thoroughly absorb all the details of the conceit. Overall, a wonderful read! It’s written at a measured pace, except for the ending. Devil May Cry 12 Dark Hunter. Well, first he hooks you from the opening lines: Trial and Error This one was way too long for a short story. Robert is leaving Cambridge university after being a champion stroker for 3 years.

Without that we aren’t left with that great an impression. Short and to the point.

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Fascinating because it has short stories whereby he has explicitly expressed romance and thrills even if they are not meant to be together. In short, they’re intriguing: I like how clever all the characters are, and that their actions are within the purview of their abilities.

There are so many stories in this book that I arcuer but Never stop on the motor way to me jeffey still the best probably because of the nostalgia effect. Mar 27, It turns out short stories can be bloody good! Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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I enjoyed the witty voice of the narrator and the description of the charcaterss, even if they were quite stereotypical. You open a story and cannot put the book down till you are done with it.

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This is a quality review. Comment on this review. But otherwise, he is a great writer. Jan 29, Veethica rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s a real road thriller that reads more like a Stephen King novel. Jdffrey again a batch of short stories, involving some mysteries, but most are on the edge of crime fiction.

Alert on more product reviews. Flag this review Irrelevant Fake Junk. Kane and able is my altime fav! How will they react? Notify me when there is a new review. Just perfect, but if you burn it, it drains all the juice. The book boasts differentiating plots, and is arcer careful collection of stories that deal with humorous and farcical realities.

The only short story anthology that I’ve read that I actually enjoyed. I quite enjoyed this book, but expected more of a connection between all the tales than was present. When I reached the deception point, I actually went back and re-read the first half of the story to see how cleverly the author had acted upon our preconceived assumptions.

However, I know that not every story can or should be executed at breakneck speed. Twelve Red Herrings hfrrings Jeffrey Archer.

Oct 29, Dew rated it liked it Shelves: