And thereby hangs a tale is Jeffrey Archer's sixth volume of short stories. It has his distinctive characterisation and suspense combined with the unexpected plot twists. Taking inspiration from his favourite short story writers - F. Scott Fitzgerald, Maupassant, H.H. Munro, W. Somerset Maugham and O. Henry - and from Willie Shakespeare too, as the phrase "and thereby hangs a tale" is from Shakespeare's As You Like It. This collection contains 15 stories, 10 of which are based on true incidents. Being Archer stories, they come with the twist at the end, some you can see coming, but others are classic ohh woww.