These twelve yarns are satisfying and ingeniously plotted, featuring richly drawn characters and Jeffrey Archers trademark deliciously unexpected conclusions. Jeffrey Archer has a natural aptitude for short stories The Times Cat O Nine Tales is the fifth collection of irresistible short stories from the master storyteller Jeffrey Archer, illustrated by the internationally acclaimed artist, Ronald Searle, creator of Molesworth. Stylish, witty and constantly entertaining . . . They feature the mad, the bad and the dangerous to know, as well as more poignant and telling characters. As a collection they confirm his position as one of the best storytellers alive today.