☆ Nothing Ventured À 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 them up though the rest of the sentences should f 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 his father to investigate along with his sister, Grace, also a lawyer These two case investigations take up most of the book and they are bo This is my first time reading anything written by Jeffrey Archer I have no idea why I haven t picked up one of his books earlier didn t know what I was missing First of all I really, really enjoy British detective novels and this fits the bill to a tee This is the first in the William Warwick series William has wanted to be a detective since the age of eight so he chooses to pursue that path against his father s wishes his father is an attorney and wants William to follow in his footsteps William has good instincts and has put in his time learning the trade when he gets tapped for the Arts and Antiquities department in Scotland Yard It was fun following William through his first cases and seeing both his successes and his failures William gets wrapped up 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 Scotla 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 re
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 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 I will definite 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 the story It does, however, involve William as a bystander Five stars and