Cat O'Nine Tales

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This article is about a collection of short stories. It is not to be confused with cat o' nine tails (whip).
First edition (publ. Macmillan)

Cat O'Nine Tales is British author Jeffrey Archer's fifth collection of short stories. It was published in 2006, and nine of the twelve stories are based on tales Archer heard while in prison. The other three stories are also based on true events but are not derived from prison.[1]


  1. "The Man Who Robbed His Own Post Office"
  2. "Maestro"
  3. "Don't Drink the Water"
  4. "It Can't Be October Already"
  5. "The Red King"
  6. "The Wisdom of Solomon"
  7. "Know What I Mean?"
  8. "Charity Begin at Home"
  9. "The Alibi"
  10. "A Greek Tragedy"
  11. "The Commissioner"
  12. "In the Eye of the Beholder"


  1. ^ Archer, Jeffrey (2006). "Foreword". Cat O'Nine Tales. London: Macmillan. p. IX. ISBN 978-1-4050-3257-5. 

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