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Tell tale short stories, p. Tell Tale: Short Stories, p. The author and publisher have provided this e-book to you for your personal use only. You may not make this e-book publicly available in any way. Copyright infringement is against the law. These tales are marked with an asterisk on the table of contents, while the remainder are the result of my imagination. Still not satisfied, he asked me to present the finished piece within twenty-four hours.
My first effort was words, my second, , and my third, I wonder if you can work out which two words I had to put back in. It may interest readers to know, this is also words. Paris, March 14, He picked up a match, struck it, and set light to the stamp.
The dealer stared in disbelief as the stamp went up in smoke. The collector smiled. It rests high on a hill, with commanding views toward Monte Taburno to the east, and Vesuvius to the south. The bonus, which allows the locals to enjoy a standard of living envied by their neighbors, is their truffles.
Restaurateurs travel from all corners of the globe in search of the Cortoglia truffle, which is then only offered to their most discerning customers. It is true that some people have been known to leave Cortoglia and seek their fortunes further afield, but the more sensible among them return fairly quickly. But then, life expectancy in the medieval hill town is eighty-six years for men and ninety-one for women, eight years above the national average. In the center of the main square is a statue of Garibaldi, now more famous for biscuits than battles, and the town boasts only a dozen shops, two restaurants, and a wine bar.
There is no train service, and a bus appears in the town once a week for those foolish enough to wish to travel to Naples.
A few of the residents own cars, but have little use for them. The town is run by the consiglio comunale, made up of six elders. The most junior member, whose lineage only goes back three generations, is not considered by all to be a local. The owner of the winery, Lorenzo Pellegrino, chairman ex officio , Paolo Caraffini, the manager of the olive oil company, and Pietro De Rosa, the truffle master, are all automatically members of the council, while the three remaining places come up for election every five years.
As no one has stood against the schoolmaster, the pharmacist, or the grocer for the past fifteen years, the voters have almost forgotten how to conduct an election. The Polizia Locale had consisted of a single officer, Luca Gentile, whose authority derives from the city of Naples, and Luca tries not to disturb them unnecessarily.
This story concerns the one occasion when it was necessary. But the real problem arose when the mayor, Mario Pellegrino, died at the age of , and an election had to be held to replace him.
It was assumed that his son Lorenzo would succeed him. Paolo Caraffini would then become chairman of the council, and everyone else would move up a place, with the vacancy being filled by Umberto Cattaneo, the local butcher.
That was until Lombardi turned up at the town hall, and entered his name on the list for mayor. On hearing the result, there was a gasp of disbelief, not least because no one knew anyone who had voted for Lombardi. Within a year, heaven on earth had been turned into hell on earth, with the mayor quite happy to be cast in the role of Satan.
Luca Gentile told the chairman of the council that as murder was out of his league, he would have to inform the authorities in Naples, and he admitted in his report that there were 1, suspects, and he had absolutely no idea who had committed the crime. Naples , a city that knows a thing or two about murder, sent one of its brightest young detectives to investigate the crime, arrest the culprit, and bring them back to the city to stand trial. Antonio Rossetti, who, at the tender age of thirty-four, had recently been promoted to lieutenant, was assigned to the case, although he considered it an inconvenience that would keep him out of the front line—but surely not for long.
He assured the chief of police that he would wrap up the case as quickly as possible, and return to Naples so he could deal with some real criminals. Some suggested Gentile was suffering from the strain of the whole affair, as the last murder in the town had been in , when his great-grandfather had been the poliziotto. The only person left who seemed to know anything about the case was the examining doctor, who resided in the next village.
Rossetti called in to see Dr. Barone on his way to Cortoglia. The one thing Dr. Barone could confirm was that only he and Luca Gentile had seen the body before it was taken away in a plastic bag.
After reading Dr. But even though he walked slowly, and smiled a lot, people crossed the road rather than have to speak to him. He was clearly not looked upon as the Good Samaritan. He came to the reluctant conclusion that he would have to start with the members of the town council.
He wrote on his notepad, Wine, Oil, and Truffles. A confession on his second day. He was already thinking about returning to Naples in triumph, and getting back to locking up some serious criminals.
De Rosa filled his glass a third time. If it had been allowed to go on for much longer, he would have put me out of business.
Antonio closed his notepad, stood up, and walked out of the room without another word. Antonio was on his way back to the police station, when he spotted a pharmacy on the other side of the square, and remembered he needed a bar of soap and some toothpaste. A little bell above the door rang as he stepped inside. She waited patiently for him to respond.
He placed the soap on the counter and tried not to stare at her. He almost ran out of the shop and quickly returned to the police station. He sat in his office and began to write up a report on his abortive meeting with De Rosa, but found it hard to concentrate.
He left the police station just after lunch, and set out for the factory on the outskirts of town, pleased he would have to pass the pharmacy on the way. He slowed down as he approached the shop and glanced through the window.
She was standing by the counter talking to an elderly woman, and looked up as he passed by. She smiled, which caused him to q uicken his pace and hurry away. When Antonio arrived at the Caraffini Olive Oil factory, he asked the receptionist if he could see il Signor Caraffini. Another year of that damned man and there would have been nothing to leave to my children. Published:
Nearly a decade after his last volume of short stories was published, Jeffrey Archer returns with his eagerly-awaited, brand-new collection Tell Tale.. Find out what happens to the hapless young detective from Naples who travels to an Italian hillside town to find out Who Killed the Mayor? Jeffrey Archer, whose novels and short stories include Kane and Abel, A Prisoner of Birth and Cat O' Nine Tales, has topped the bestseller lists around the world, with sales of over million copies. He is the only author ever to have been a number one bestseller in fiction, short stories and non-fiction The Prison Diaries. Master storyteller Jeffrey Archer returns with Tell Tale, a new collection of brilliant short stories.
Tell tale short stories, p. Tell Tale: Short Stories, p. The author and publisher have provided this e-book to you for your personal use only. You may not make this e-book publicly available in any way.
Jamwal and Nisha fall in love while waiting for a traffic light to turn green in Delhi… Thus begins one of the 15 short stories Jeffrey Archer has gathered from around the globe during the past five years in this, his sixth collection, of enthralling short stories. Thus begins one of the 15 short stories Jeffrey Archer has gathered from around the globe during the past five years in this, his sixth collection, of enthralling short stories. From Germany comes Masterpiece, the tale of a priceless oil painting that has remained in the same family for over years, until…. To Italy, where a young man trying to book a hotel room ends up in bed with the receptionist, unaware that she…. Some of these stories will make you laugh.
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