Review: And Thereby Hangs a Tale

And Thereby Hangs a TaleAnd Thereby Hangs a Tale by Jeffrey Archer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fifteen short stories, ten of them based on truth.

Many are scams (which lovers of Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less will recognize) – from an incredibly brazen heist, to an imaginative twist on the young-nurse-cheats-old-man’s-family-out-of-their-inheritance scam, and a cruel capitalization on being a doppleganger.

But many more are sweet, or serve a deserving justice, are full of love, or just show the absurdity of man: as the story of a secret kept for eighty years, of being careful what you wish for, of true love starting at a set of traffic lights, or of a crazy way of establishing a new territory for one’s country will attest.

And these are just the true ones!

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