• Over My Dead Body

  • William Warwick, Book 4
  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: George Blagden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (54 ratings)

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Over My Dead Body

By: Jeffrey Archer
Narrated by: George Blagden
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Publisher's Summary

An unpauseable story of murder, revenge and betrayal from international number one best seller Jeffrey Archer. 

The clock is ticking in this roller-coaster ride of a thriller....

In London, the Metropolitan Police set up a new Unsolved Murders Unit - a cold case squad - to catch the criminals nobody else can.

In Geneva, millionaire art collector Miles Faulkner - convicted of forgery and theft - was pronounced dead two months ago. So why is his unscrupulous lawyer still representing a dead client?

On a luxury liner en route to New York, the battle for power at the heart of a wealthy dynasty is about to turn to murder.

And at the heart of all three investigations are Detective Chief Inspector William Warwick, rising star of the Met, and ex-undercover operative Ross Hogan, brought in from the cold.

But can they catch the killers before it’s too late? 

Jeffrey Archer’s previous novel Nothing Ventured was a number one Sunday Times best seller w/c 28th March 2020.

©2021 Jeffrey Archer (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"Probably the greatest storyteller of our age." (Mail on Sunday)

"Peerless master of the page turner." (Daily Mail

"If there were a Nobel Prize for storytelling, Archer would win." (Daily Telegraph)

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One of his best...

Having read or listen to almost all of Sir Archer's books since the 80's, I can honestly say this is one of his best.
And George Blagden is just fantastic bringing all the characters to life.

However, the interview at the end of the book alone is worth a credit. I humbly advise you not to miss it.

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Another good tale - expertly performed!

A good story that will ensure we listen to the next one in the series. However while the consultants on the policing side have done a good job, again this cannot be said of the legal side. We really appreciated the skills of the reader!

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  • Mrs P M Knapton
  • 02-01-22

Excellent story

No sex, no violence, no swearing, just a riveting story. All we have come to expect. Excellently performed.


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  • deborahbrownson
  • 01-24-22

Story telling at its finest

First time I’ve listened to an audio book of Jeffrey Archer as I enjoy reading and holding a book in my hand but I enjoyed many hours of walking whilst happily listening to this intricate and intelligent story. I enjoyed the interview with Jeffrey at the end insightful as a fellow writer

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  • Mr. J. C. Sheppard
  • 04-13-22

Okay, until she ripped off his trousers

I had read a few of Jeffrey's earlier books like First Among Equals , and they were great, but this one is not that good. I can't figure out when it is set. Victorian England or the modern day. The 1st part of the story on the ocean cruise was fine , and 2nd part started well. Then it starts to get silly. When the detectives wife rips off his trousers, that was when I stopped listening and deleted the book . I won't be buying any more Jeffrey Archer books after this one.

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  • JV
  • 01-22-22

Easy listening in car etc

It’s easy listening and I was slightly curious to see what would happen after the ptevious book. But losing interest and hardly great literature, nor up to author’s earlier works.

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  • Elizabeth McCully
  • 04-13-22

Another superb mystery with William Warwick

I just loved the way that Jeffrey Archer portrays his characters and the drips of humour within the prose. George Blagden reads the stories, so well and keeps you turning the pages( or keeping in listening mode, on Audible)! Both author and performer keep you amused/ excited and holding your breath as William Warwick combines his family,work and friends relationships all tightly interwoven. A brilliant book that I highly recommend; it will entertain a diverse group of readers.

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  • Joanna Marlor
  • 10-17-21

Just what I needed

A very enjoyable book. What a relief after some other books I have been listening to. Also enjoyed the interview with jeffrey archer at the end.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-15-21

brilliant

another great story told as only Jeffery Archer can! listened with Audible and had to listen in one go

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  • Hean Tremaine-Tucker
  • 06-06-22

Over My Dead Body

From the start to the end I enjoyed these books. Love the way the story starts to grow from PC to Det Insp and how his mind developed into a criminal but has the moral sense not to cross the line. I will look for more like these books. 👍🏾👍🏾

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-23-23

A truly amazing story

A brilliant story, loved the twist. A must read for listeners who enjoy his style of writing. I have read the 4 books, and had forgotten what a brilliant author he is. looking forward to the next book in the series.

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  • P. Collingridge
  • 12-17-22

Another great story from Archer

Superbly read by Blagden and as ever, Archers gift for story telling shines through. Each character develops throughout the series making them a very easy and enjoyable listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-11-21

Almost

Found this book a bit predictable but the words are elegant and makes for a pleasant and easy read.

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  • Warren Smith
  • 10-17-21

Always a good story but

Jeffery Archer does it again great story but my god the writing in this story is so pretentious. Some of the characters are becoming unrealistic in their responses to situations. But you should listen to this story all the same as it is very good.

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  • Marilyn Evans
  • 05-26-22

who is whom ?

I found it extremely difficult to know who was who this spoilt the story for me.
That said I now discover that this is book no 4 in a series & I havent read the previous three !
I will now try book no. 1.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-24-21

A great book

Awesome audio book with lots of twists. Thoroughly enjoyed listening to the narrator George Blagden!! It was the best when he’d change accents for the characters. Loved it!

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  • Jacqueline Nicholson
  • 10-26-21

great book.

Another great Archer book. loved it.
The Narrator was awesome , I love the different voices. My first audio book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-22-21

I enjoy the William Warwick series

I think for such a smart person there were a few silly blunders that helped the bad guys.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-27-23

a book I could not stop reading.

I loved this book thank you so much Jeff. I could not put this down. This book is suitable for anyone who likes crime and their personalities.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-26-22

A great story

I love listening to the William Warwick stories and am looking forward to the next one. George Blagden does a great job narrating these books.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-12-22

Predictable and Boring

I was deeply saddened by how little I liked this book, as I usually enjoy this author, very much. It was difficult to follow, far too long, predictable and BORING.

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  • Tony S
  • 11-12-22

A little to long and slow

Whilst I love the characters in the William Warwick Series, I found this book to drag on for too long. Particularly as despite the brilliance of tracking down the criminals it was like listening to the keystone cops in actually catching them. It wasn’t until Ross went AWOL that we finally got some action and a conclusion. It made William Warwick appear like a bit of a wimp! Hopefully the next book in the series will be at a quicker pace and less frustrating.