Book Reviews of Twelve Red Herrings

Twelve Red Herrings
Twelve Red Herrings
Author: Jeffrey Archer
ISBN-13: 9780061093654
ISBN-10: 0061093653
Publication Date: 4/1/1995
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 34 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Another set of short stories that are fantastically written. Of his 3 anthologies this is my least favorite, but none the less engaging. The story where they go out to dinner is laugh out loud ironic...
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"One of the top ten storytellers in the world." L A Times
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Short stories full of twists and turns.
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A dozen short stories with a twist. good waiting room reading material
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I really liked the short stories and it was fun tracking down the red herrings. One of the stories was VERY predictable and it seems based on an urban legend. But other than that, it was good fun!
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This is a collection of twelve short stories. Each of these stories has a special twist. With richly drawn characters and ingeniously plotted storylines, each of the twelve pieces ends with a delightfully unexpected turn of events.
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Twelve short stories - each with a mysterious twist.
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Twelve short stories by one of my favorite authors. Each story has a quirky little twist that makes them nice, fun reading.
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For mystery buffs, these short stories are before bedtime reads.
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12 short stories
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Archer at his best
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A great book filled with 12 different little mysteries. They are all easy read whodunits that are just the right length!!!
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Here, from the world's greatest storyteller, Jeffrey Archer, are twelve ingeniously plotted stories that display his renowned ability for the unpredictible, but wholly satisfying twist.
Even more inventive that his previously best selling short story collections, TWELVE RED HERRINGS contains a dozen startling tales, each of which makes use of misleading clues to surprise the reader.
You'll read abouta woman who fools her husband and her lover on the same day; a leading laywers's attempt to prove his client is not blind; an honored guest whose expectations are something more than the red carpet; a yong painter who finds an unlikely way to call attention to herself; and a women whose casual ride into the country becomes such a gauntlet of terror that by the last page you'll be shaking with fear.
In each of these stories, human beings are put under pressure--how do they react when they have an opportunity to seize , a crucial problem to solve, a danger to avoid?
Displaying all the Archer hallmarks, from relentless pacing to sophisticated glamour, TWELVE RED HERRINGS offers two additional rewards. For the first time, in the final story, a choice of four endings is offered, testifying to the range of Archer's imaginations and the suppleness of the writer's art. Also, there is buried in each story a diversion of another kind--let us simply call it a red herring--which Archer challenges his readers to uncover. Who will be the reader to spot all twelve?
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This is a collection of 12 short stories. 9 of these stories come from true events. The last story has four alternative for ending. Unlike his spy novels, these stories are charming and witty and have interesting twists to them.
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From the world's greatest storyteller, Jeffery Archer, are twelve ingeniously plotted stories that display his renowned ability for the unpredictable, but wholly satisfying twist...
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THINGS ARE NEVER QUITE WHAT THEY SEEM

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 charactes 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 young artist gets the biggest break of her career... A restless beauty manages the perfect birthday celebration... An escaped Iraqi on Saddam Hussein's death list pays an involuntary visit to his homeland. In each tale, human beings are given an opportunity to seize, a crucial promlem to solve, or a danger to avoid. How will they react? How would you? Capping off, the collection are two additional rewards. In the final story, Archer offers a choice of four endings. And buried in each story is another diverstion - a red herring - which Archer challenges his readers to uncover. Twelve is a perfect score - good luck.

"One of the top ten storytellers in the world." - Los Angeles Times
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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 young artist gets the biggest break of her career....A restless beauty manages the perfect birthday celebration...An escaped Iraqui on Saddam Jusseins death list pays an involuntary visit to his homeland. In each tale, human beings are given an oppurtunity to seize, a crucial problem to solve, or a danger to avoid. How will they react? How would you? Capping off the collecton are two additional rewards. In the final story Archer offers a choice of four endings. and buried in each story is another diversion, a red herring, which Archer challenges his readers to uncover. Twelve is a perfect score-good luck.
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my copy of this is a little banged up but still very readable