Jeffrey Archer has been my favorite author since childhood. His Cliffton chronicles have never failed to appeal to the readers. The protagonist of the book Harry Cliffton is an author and his creation William Warwick was a rage. There wouldn’t be a single soul who has wondered if Jeffrey Archer would give life to William Warwick and finally he did.
NOTHING VENTURED BY JEFFREY ARCHER- REVIEW
Through twists, triumph and tragedy, this series will show that William Warwick is destined to become one of Jeffrey Archer’s most enduring legacies.
William Warwick, the detective with a past, is a kind-hearted art lover who ends up in Scotland Yard as a detective who investigates crimes related to Art. His investigation of the theft of Rembrandt’s painting from the Fitzmolean Museum introduces him to Beth Rainford. William falls head over heels in love with Beth. His investigations introduce him to Mrs. and Mr. Faulkner who later becomes the turning point in the book.
Nothing Ventured is the incredible and thrilling novel by the master storyteller and bestselling author of the Clifton Chronicles and Kane and Abel, Jeffrey Archer. This is not a detective story, this is a story about the making of a detective . . .
Warwick and his ways
Warwick, unlike other detective characters, comes across as a calm normal human being who falls for a woman most naturally and decently possible. This in itself is a fresh distraction. The fine details of the investigation give a fresh air of novelty to the situation. This book as such couldn’t be compared to other detective stories. As the blurb mentions, this is the story of the detective and hence, the plot could not solely revolve around the crime and the crimes are not gross which makes it interesting for readers who don’t like gruesome plots.
There has been a common trend set by Ian Fleming, to portray a detective who is a womanizer. The same was repeated by numerous writers, which makes it a cliche. But Jeffrey Archer proves his mettle here. The author has weaved a cliffhanger without gruesome deaths and twisted characters.