The final time we met Jeffrey Archer was when he was selling the ultimate ebook of the Clifton Chronicles, This was a Man, in November 2016. The sequence of seven books begins in 1920 and follows Harry Clifton by means of the various curveballs life throws him.
Other than many different issues, Harry is a profitable creator with a detective sequence that includes William Warwick.
Throughout the interview, the creator of bestsellers similar to Kane and Abel and First Amongst Equals had stated, “There have been queries about an Inspector Warwick series and I am thinking about it. However, I do not want to start a detective series at this stage of my life.”
And now comes Archer’s Nothing Ventured (Pan Macmillan), the primary ebook in a sequence that includes William Warwick!
The Warwick sequence is all meta. Warwick is Harry’s creation. So is Archer writing as Harry in Nothing Ventured or as Jeffrey Archer? “That is a good question, but it is definitely ‘Jeffrey Archer’ writing,” says the 79-year-old Peer over electronic mail. “I liked the idea of picking up on Warwick, but I’m not even using the same titles as those I mention in the Clifton Chronicles.”
The ebook comes with a tagline, ‘This is not a detective story, this is a story about a detective.’
“I wanted to focus on the man, Warwick, not the crimes; what motivates him, what are his relationships with his family, his colleagues, and what drives him to want to rise through the ranks of the police force. Of course, he solves some crimes along the way, but just as important are the other characters, his father, Sir Julian Warwick QC, his sister Grace, a rising star in the legal world, and of course his nemesis, Miles Faulkner.”
On whether or not he has a finite variety of books within the sequence, Archer says, “At the moment I envisage seven books, with him rising from Police Constable to Commissioner.”
Other than being a breezy learn, Nothing Ventured has these fascinating throwaways just like the police driver’s touch upon Len Deighton. Archer says he agrees with the driving force’s tackle the Deighton’s spy novels that includes jaded intelligence officer Bernard Samson. “I read the novels many years ago, and yes, they would be great to take on holiday.”
After the Clifton Chronicles, that is the second sequence following a personality by means of time — from the 1980s. On whether or not the analysis obtained simpler or tougher, Archer says, “Well, I am only on book two, so perhaps ask me on book five! It is just as much of a challenge as the Clifton Chronicles, and every bit as much fun to write.”
Nothing Ventured options Archer staples together with artwork, auctions, courtroom drama and cricket. “I think there is a little bit of every novelist in their own books. Why wouldn’t you write about the things you know, and perhaps those things you are passionate about?”
The James Bond film, A View to a Kill makes an look — the unhealthy man is a James Bond fan. Warwick hopes to nab him at movie’s premiere. “I enjoy the Bond films, and remember picking up my first Ian Fleming novel when I was a teenager. I thought it was thrilling. My favourite Bond would be Sean Connery, though I have enjoyed the later ones with Daniel Craig. I’ll reserve judgement on who should be the next James Bond!”