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Summary

A man calls unexpectedly on his mistress and sees another man leaving her flat. Accusing her of being unfaithful, he quarrels with her and 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.

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.

Listen to two entertaining interviews with Jeffrey Archer on Audible.co.uk Podcast 6 and Audible.co.uk Podcast 13.
©2006 Jeffrey Archer (P)2006 Macmillan Publishers Ltd

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"Probably the greatest storyteller of our age." ( Mail on Sunday)

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  • susan
  • Southsea, United Kingdom
  • 08-05-11

excellent

been looking for this for ages still enjoyable

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  • Patricia
  • Middx, United Kingdom
  • 16-01-10

Disappointed

Not my favourite Archer read. It could be because of the short story format that the tales never get going for me.