The expected never happens…. A lover calls unexpectedly on his mistress and watches another man leave her flat. He accuses her of being unfaithful, quarrels with her, strikes her. She dies.
Leaving unnoticed, he tips off the police to ensure the other man is arrested and charged … Has he achieved the perfect murder?
Consider also: a wine-tasting with a bizarre difference, a game of sex with a beautiful 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.
AS THE CROW FLIES
An imprisoned Charlie Trumper’s earliest memory is of hearing
his grandfather’s sales patrer from behind his costermonger’s barrow. When Grandpa Charlie dies, young Charlie wants nothing more than to follow in his footsteps – this burning ambition is to own a shop that will sell everything the biggest barrow in the world.
Charlie’s progress from the teeming streets of Whitechapel to the elegance of Chelsea Terrace is only a few miles as the crow flies but in Jeffrey Archer’s expert hands it becomes an epic journey through the triumphs and disasters of the last century, as Charlie follows a thread of love, ambition and revenge to fulfil the dream his grandfather inspired.