✓ Nothing Ventured ↠´ Download by ¶ Jeffrey Archer Let me begin by stating that I won Nothing Ventured by Jeffrey Archer in a giveaway I put in for as I ve become quite the fan of detective murder mysteries thanks to Agatha Christie, however this was not that In saying that, I also thought it a bit ridiculous for him to mention her name in this novel, as well as Poirot s when stating that DNA evidence was making it harder to defend criminals, as Poirot does not defend anyone he seeks only the truth It was a name drop, and a confusing one, as the author himself states that this novel is not a detective mystery but a novel about a detective s life In saying all that, the novel is well written other than William laughing as much as he did, it felt childish and was very easy to read, but if you are unaware with some British terms you may need to look the I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this It s a nice, easy read that was quite pleasant Set in 1979, William Warwick is the son of a famed barrister His father wants him to follow in his footsteps but William wants to be a police detective He gets his degree in Art History, does some traveling and then joins the police force in London After two years of patrol duty, he takes the detective exam and passes at number 1 He is assigned to the Art and Antiques Division where his first case is investigating a missing Rembrandt He has other small cases including books with forged author signatures He meets a girl who works at the museum with the missing Rembrandt and discovers her father is in prison for murder He gets Nothing Ventured Heralds The Start Of A Brand New Series In The Style Of Jeffrey Archer S New York Times Bestselling Clifton Chronicles Introducing Detective William Warwick But This Is Not A Detective Story, This Is A Story About The Making Of A DetectiveWilliam Warwick Has Always Wanted To Be A Detective, And Decides, Much To His Father S Dismay, That Rather Than Become A Lawyer Like His Father, Sir Julian Warwick QC, And His Sister Grace, He Will Join London S Metropolitan Police ForceAfter Graduating From University, William Begins A Career That Will Define His Life From His Early Months On The Beat Under The Watchful Eye Of His First Mentor, Constable Fred Yates, To His First High Stakes Case As A Fledgling Detective In Scotland Yard S Arts And Antiquities Squad Investigating The Theft Of A Priceless Rembrandt Painting From The Fitzmolean Museum, He Meets Beth Rainsford, A Research Assistant At The Gallery Who He Falls Hopelessly In Love With, Even As Beth Guards A Secret Of Her Own That She S Terrified Will Come To LightWhile William Follows The Trail Of The Missing Masterpiece, He 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 This New Series Introduces William Warwick, A Family Man And A Detective Who Will Battle Throughout His Career Against A Powerful Criminal Nemesis Through Twists, Triumph And Tragedy, This Series Will Show That William Warwick Is Destined To Become One Of Jeffrey Archer S Most Enduring Legacies I received an advanced proof of Nothing Ventured from Pan Macmillan Australia to review.
One of the biggest names in modern fiction, Jeffrey Archer, returns with Nothing Ventured, an intriguing piece of historical crime fiction that starts up his brand new William Warwick series.
William Warwick, son of a respected London defence attorney, has always dreamed of becoming a detective in the London Metropolitan Police Force Despite the opposition of his father, William enrols as a trainee police officer at the start of the 1980s after finishing university Armed with determination, sharp observation skills, an education in fine art and a can do spirit, William is unaware of the adventures in store for him.
After quickly making the rank of detective constable, William is assigned to Scotland Yard s Arts and Antiquities squad While also investigating of a series of different art cr The first in a new Jeffrey Archer series starring William Warwick from the popular Clifton Chronicles In this first installment, Archer rolls back the clock to when Warwick is a fresh college grad armed with an art history degree Born into a wealthy family, young William is determined to enroll in police college, his lifelong passion to become a detective instead of following the predetermined legal path of his father A highlight of this book is the relational dynamic between William, his father, and his sister, also a lawyer William s art education comes in handy as he lands in an investigative Art and Antiques unit I enjoyed William s peculiar insight and ability to solve cases The art related subject matter was fascinating and William, a regular guy with great instincts is a memorable character His challenges and successes will Jeffrey Archer is a favourite among many of my library patrons and I ve enjoyed the first book from his popular Clifton Chronicles series Now, Archer is back with a new series which stars Detective William Warwick, one of London s Metropolitan Police Force s newest officers.
Nothing Ventured focuses on two art themed schemes and readers are given a brief background on Warwick s family life Art fans will enjoy the mentions of famous art pieces artists and the ensuing art fraud but those topics didn t quite hold my interest and I felt the tension was lacking just a bit There is a romantic aspect but their connection happens quite quickly leaving readers to be told about their relationship but not actually witnessing it The author s blurb states that this book is not a detective story, but a story about a detective but I came away feeling that I did Excellent first installment in a new series by Jeffrey Archer Great characters I look forward to following for a few years.
William Warrick has always wanted to be a member of Scotland Yard When his knowledge of art comes to light he is assigned to the Art Antiquity department of Scotland Yard where he meets and becomes engaged to Beth Rainford who works at an art gallery William s father and sister, both lawyers barristers team up to have Beth s father s conviction overturned when they prove false police work led the jury to declare him guilty sending an innocent man to prison.
William s investigation into a stolen painting has him doggedly following Faulkner even when doing so causes him to compromise his principles The plot twists and turns along with character development was steady and intriguing
Nothing Ventured by Jeffery ArcherIf you re a fan of Jeffery Archer, this story is for you Mr Archer has a winner here with travel, investigations, trials and intrigue The characters are fun, the story is very good, but the ending is so perfectly laid on the reader, that you have to laugh.
This rather lighthearted tale, which is in present day England, unfolds as the protagonist William ends up working for Scotland Yard in their Arts and Antiques unit He is now Constable Warwick investigating an art theft There are many players, but it all boils down to two trials runningsimultaneously, with the author leap frogging from one trial to the other One concerns the art theft, but I ll not detail the second trial as it would be a major spoiler for th Fans of Jeffrey Archer rejoice We have a new series to savor The first book in this new saga was simply wonderful We meet William Warwick who we actually first met as a fictional character in The Clifton Chronicles, son of Sir Julian Warwick QC as he chooses law enforcement as his career and quickly rises to Scotland Yard in its Arts and Antiquities squad We already know he is bound for great things His first major case is solving the theft of a Rembrandt from the Fitzmolean Museum, where he meets his love interest Beth, who has some secrets of her own Wonderful storytelling and character development Very entertaining read Can t wait for the next installment Many thanks to NetGalley, St Martin s Press and the wonderful Lord Jeffrey Archer for an advance copyOn a personal note, Archer wa