Nothing Ventured

Nothing Ventured

Large Print - 2019
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Much to his father's dismay, William Warwick rejects a career in law to join London's Metropolitan Police Force. He advances from a beat cop to a detective in Scotland Yard's arts and antiquities squad. Investigating the theft of a priceless Rembrandt painting, William meets and falls in love with Beth Rainsford, a gallery research assistant. As William searches for the missing masterpiece, he comes up against art collector Miles Faulkner and his brilliant lawyer, who are willing to bend the law to stay one step ahead of William. Meanwhile, Faulkner's wife, Christina, befriends William, but whose side is she really on?
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich. : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2019]
Edition: Large print ed
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781432870393
Branch Call Number: LP ARCHER
Characteristics: 511 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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Dec 03, 2019

AAARG (difficult to read) Too many London street names and places. A strange writing style.

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.

Sep 27, 2019

Great read and hard to put down!

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.

Sep 10, 2019

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

Sep 09, 2019

Excellent, from the first page to the last.


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