not a detective story.” How very Jeffrey Archer! His writing is always tinged with wry humor, it’s part of #hat makes reading his books sheer joy. William Warwick, a secondary character from Clifton Chronicles, is the leading character in “Nothing Ventured”, a brand new series by Archer. In a foreword, Archer announced he’s already at work on volume 2 and hopes to live long enough to see this character thru his life; yes please!
Characters and pithy dialogue are the lifeblood of an Archer novel. This offering begins when William is still in secondary school and makes a deal with his parents regarding college and his choice of careers, which is NOT following his father’s plan for him. He does meet a compromise with his mother that plays an ongoing, integral role in his future that unites him with His highly political, Q. C. (he’s a judge), father. Aren’t mom’s amazing?
There’s a bit of art information, a touch of art history, some romance, a fair amount of courtroom time and investigation stuff; something for everyone in this book. It’s all well written and professionally edited. To make matters even better, it’s Ivory Snow clean (99.44) - there are 2 very soft expletives 🥴, nothing else on the warning scale!
I don’t give 5⭐️often but “Nothing Ventured” ticks all my boxes 📚