Nothing Ventured

Nothing Ventured

Book - 2019
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The start of a brand new series introducing Detective William Warwick. But this is not a detective story, this is a story about the making of a detective. While following the trail of a missing masterpiece, William comes up against suave art collector Miles Faulkner and his brilliant lawyer, Booth Watson QC, who are willing to bend the law to breaking point to stay one step ahead of William. Meanwhile, Miles Faulkner's wife, Christina, befriends William, but whose side is she really on?
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©2019.
ISBN: 9781250200761
Characteristics: 320 pages ;,25 cm.

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DT_kcls
Oct 18, 2019

I looked forward to every one of 'The Clifton Chronicles' books. Considering there are 7 books in the series that came out over a 6 year period, and considering I read my first Archer book in 1994, I have to label myself an ardent devotee of the author. Prior to Archer, I hated the writing of British authors and tended to steer clear of short stories (until, hello, 'Twelve Red Herrings').

Some of the reviews I've read of 'Nothing Ventured' seem to be disappointed in it. I think it's actually brilliant that Archer is writing a series around a fictional character (William Warwick) to whom we were introduced AS a fictional character written BY a fictional character (Harry Clifton) in 'The Clifton Chronicles'! We really knew nothing about William Warwick except that he was a character Harry wrote and loved, and that he sometimes struggled with his stories.

'Nothing Ventured' introduces us to William, those around him, and how he began to work toward his ambitions. I expect that as the series continues, we'll find out how he solved the crimes he did in the books Harry wrote about him. . . . And, of course, the last line on the book indicates we will.

I read somewhere that someone read that Archer hopes to live long enough to finish the series. I hope we both do! Stay healthy and write faster Jeffrey!

4.5 Stars

I was a little disappointed in this new series with William Warwick. As with most books I read I sometimes have to shift gears with the authors writing styles and the beginning of this book was dry and a boring. Hopefully the next book will find its way because I really enjoyed the Clifton Chronicals.

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flycastr65
Sep 27, 2019

Great read and hard to put down!

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writermala
Sep 18, 2019

William Warwick is a fictitious character in Jeffrey Archer's Clifton Chronicle series. Now he has his own series. In the first book of the series, Warwick becomes a cop and is on the route to becoming a detective at Scotland Yard. He helps in solving an art theft,and in the process, falls in love with a museum curator, Beth. Beth has her own secret and it is up to William and his father, a criminal lawyer to help her in this secret too. All in all a page turner that will keep you engrossed from start to finish.

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nelll
Sep 10, 2019

A well written book...as usual...highly recommend this book....just as all of Jeffrey Archers book...enjoy...

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297wind
Sep 09, 2019

Excellent, from the first page to the last.

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