A Twist in the Tale

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429954297

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3286

No one can weave a web of suspense, deliver a jolt of surprise, or teach a lesson in living like bestselling author Jeffrey Archer. From Africa to the Middle East, and from London to Beijing, Archer takes us to places we've never seen and introduces us to people we'll never forget. Meet the philandering husband who thinks he's committed the perfect murder; the self-assured chess champion who plays a beautiful woman for stakes far higher than cash; and the finance minister who needs to crack the secrets of a Swiss bank. Jeffrey Archer's collection of twelve spellbinding stories, A Twist in the Tale, will sweep you on a journey of thwarted ambition, undying passion, and unswerving honor that you'll never forget.
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A Twist in the Tale

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330523503

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 1003

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 tantalising opening to A Twist in the Tale, a fantastic collection of short stories from bestselling author Jeffrey Archer. 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. 'Probably the greatest storyteller of our age' Mail on Sunday
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A Twist in the Tale

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: Pan

ISBN: 1743290179

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9614

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.
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A Twist in the Tale

More Indian Folktales

Author: Aditi De

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780143334972

Category: Folklore

Page: 247

View: 5356

Timeless tales from all over India. From Bengal to Bastar and Kashmir to Coorg, there are stories that have been handed down generations: bedtime stories for children, fireside stories for travellers, who have heard these tales, wondered at them and repeated them to others. In A Twist in the Tale: More Indian Folktales, Aditi De collects forty such stories from various parts of India and retells them with dollops of humour. A friendless crocodile, a timid mouse and a vain fox are among some of the eccentric characters that appear in this book. There is also a clever princess, a hapless priest with heron feathers flying out of his mouth, and galleries of rogues. Strange happenings are not uncommon, so a nail tree grows out of nail clippings and a beetle saves a man from the dungeons. Full of the details of everyday life, festivities and food, these ageless stories have seldom been so exciting and such fun. Accompanied by Uma Krishnaswamy's brilliant illustrations, this book will introduce the magic of Indian folktales to a new generation of readers.
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A Twist in the Tale

Four stories with surprising endings

Author: Mike Upton

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781477214565

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

View: 8481

A TWIST IN THE TALE is a book containing four different stories - but what each story has in common is that they all have an unusual and unexpected ending. A final unforseen twist - hence the title. The first - SEA DEEP- tells the story of Pete an advertising man in London who is suddenly made redundant. Finding it difficult to get another job in the world of advertising he embarks on an adventure to fulfill an ambition which subsequently completely changes his life. The second - ILLUSION - recounts the impact on a small boy during World War Two of seeing captured Italian soldiers behind barbed wire in a prisoner of war camp built on the moors outside Sheffield and the friendship that he establishes with one of them followed by his subsequent attempt after the war to meet the man back in his home village near Milan. The third - CHOICE - again returns to the Advertising and Marketing world. As the story evolves we see how the central character Dave struggles with his conscience over the affair he is having with a work colleague, and how it affects his relationship with his wife and two children. Eventually he has to make a choice - wife or mistress? But fate has a way of interfering in his decision. The final story - GONE - deals with the issue of a businessman happily married for ten years but who one Sunday afternoon simply walks out of their farmhouse and completely disappears. Where has he gone and why? And who is the mysterious Bulgarian woman who appears on the scene and what has she got to do with the missing man? A taut "who-dun-it" which like the other stories at the end has a Twist in the Tale .
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A Twist in the Tale

Surprising Poems

Author: Valerie Bloom

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

ISBN: 9780330398992

Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 89

View: 3167

A diverse collection of poems, all with a twist at the end to surprise you. This one is by Rachel Rooney: 'A cynical man from Mauritius, Thought it foolish to be superstitious. When a black cat passed near, He stood firm, without fear (What a shame that the panther was vicious.'
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A Twist in the Tale

Author: Arthur C. Clarke

Publisher: Wolfeyes Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

View: 9165

No one can weave a web of suspense, deliver a jolt of surprise, or teach a lesson in living like bestselling author Jeffrey Archer. From Africa to the Middle East, and from London to Beijing, Archer takes us to places we've never seen and introduces us to people we'll never forget. Meet the philandering husband who thinks he's committed the perfect murder; the self-assured chess champion who plays a beautiful woman for stakes far higher than cash; and the finance minister who needs to crack the secrets of a Swiss bank. Jeffrey Archer's collection of twelve spellbinding stories will sweep you on a journey of thwarted ambition, undying passion, and unswerving honor that you'll never forget.
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A Twist in the Tale

Five Short Stories

Author: Arthur Hoey Davis,Penny Cameron,John George Lang,Mary Fortune,Henry Lawson,Jessie Couvreur

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780582418165

Category: Fiction

Page: 72

View: 6320

Reading level: 5 [blue].
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A Twist in the Tale

Author: Parsimony Press Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781902979052

Category: Short stories

Page: 58

View: 6360

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A Whole New World

A Twisted Tale

Author: Liz Braswell

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1484707702

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 376

View: 925

What if Aladdin had never found the lamp? This first book in the A Twisted Tale line will explore a dark and daring version of Disney's Aladdin. When Jafar steals the Genie's lamp, he uses his first two wishes to become sultan and the most powerful sorcerer in the world. Agrabah lives in fear, waiting for his third and final wish.To stop the power-mad ruler, Aladdin and the deposed princess Jasmine must unite the people of Agrabah in rebellion. But soon their fight for freedom threatens to tear the kingdom apart in a costly civil war. What happens next? A Street Rat becomes a leader. A princess becomes a revolutionary. And readers will never look at the story of Aladdin in the same way again.
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Creating a Twist in the Tale

Write Winning Twist Stories for Popular Magazines

Author: Adele Ramet

Publisher: How to Books Limited

ISBN: 9781857035582

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

View: 476

The follow-up to Brian Tracy's Create Your Own Future, Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life is a book packed with principles that the reader can immediately apply to get positive results in their professional and personal lives. It delivers a powerful, positive message for business people who want to achieve their full potential and climb to the heights of success.
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i-genius A Twist in the Tale

Author: Max Life Insurance

Publisher: Rupa Publications

ISBN: 8129131951

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 254

View: 6248

Children have an imagination which cannot be controlled. Ingenius - A Twist in the Tale is compilation of various stories written by children. The top 50 stories have been hand-picked by a jury consisting Ruskin Bond and Chetan Bhagat and the editorial team of Red Turtle. The stories are about talking rabbits, squirrels, parents, grandparents and everything that is essential to a child’s life. Some stories are of joy and some portray sadness and other deep emotions.
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A Twist in the Tail

Author: Mitch Irvine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780473382650

Category: Feral swine hunting

Page: 92

View: 1542

A collection of anecdotes from New Zealand hunter Mitch Irvine.
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A Twist of the Knife

Author: Peter James

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447276604

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4524

Combining stories from ebook story collections Short Shockers One and Short Shockers Two, and with never-before-seen new material, this is a story collection you won't forget. From a woman intent on revenge, to a restaurant critic with a fear of the number thirteen, and from a story of ghostly terror to the first ever case of his best-loved Detective, Roy Grace, James exposes the Achilles heels of each of his characters, and makes us question how well we can trust ourselves, and each other. Funny, sad, but always shocking, each tale carries a twist that will haunt readers for days after they turn the final page . . .
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A Twist in the Tale

Author: Haydn Lewis

Publisher: Indepenpress Publishing

ISBN: 9781780035697

Category:

Page: 125

View: 1632

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The Perfect Murder

A Play

Author: Hugh Janes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780573019548

Category: Detective and mystery plays, English

Page: 69

View: 8531

Carla Moorland has been murdered, and John Hoskins, who had been having an affair with her, knows who did it - himself. John's wife Elizabeth, rather than calling the police, is determined to keep John out of prison, even if it means that an innocent man will be punished for the crime.
Posted in Detective and mystery plays, English