Over My Dead Body by Jeffrey Archer @Jeffrey_Archer @HarperCollinsUK #NewRelease #OverMyDeadBody #NetGalley

Over My Dead Body: The Next Thriller from the Sunday Times Bestselling Author, the Latest Must-Read New Book of 2021 (William Warwick Novels) by [Jeffrey Archer]


ABOUT THE BOOK

THE CLOCK IS TICKING IN THIS ROLLERCOASTER 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 within 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?

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Over My Dead Body

MY THOUGHT

Firstly I hadn’t realised that this was book four in a series. I am not a fan of joining a series partway through but, it is well written, and I enjoyed the story.

In London, The Metropolitan Police are setting up a new unit to tackle unsolved murders. The cold cases had been shelved but it is hoped that a fresh approach and technology will clear some of them.

A millionaire art collector had been reported dead not long after being found guilty of forgery and theft in Geneva.

DCI William Warwick is heading the team that will look into these cases but not before he goes away on a well-earned break with his wife. It is soon to turn out it be a bit of a busman’s holiday.

Warwick and his wife are holidaying on a cruise when a young man strikes up a conversation with Warwick. The lad is bright, and they amusingly bounce off each other. But when Warwick sees the young man later, he is also sure that he is with a man he thought was dead. Before he can check him out, the man meets his demise. Now Warwick is in a race against time to prove the man has been murdered.

This is such a busy book, which I think I would have enjoyed more if I could have been more familiar with the main character. I liked Warwick straight away and felt that he always kept the best of himself hidden. He has that instinct that you just can’t be taught.

I liked that it was more of a cosy murder to follow rather than something grisly. The plot fits together brilliantly, with tense moments, banter and good old crime-solving.

I wish to thank the publisher and Net Galley for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer is one of the world’s bestselling authors, with sales of over 275 million copies in 97 countries, and is the only author ever to have been a number one bestseller in fiction (twenty times), short stories (four times) and non-fiction (The Prison Diaries). He was born in London, and brought up in the West Country. He gained a Blue in Athletics at Oxford, was President of the University Athletics Club, and went on to run the 100 yards in 9.6 seconds for Great Britain in 1966. Jeffrey has served five years in the House of Commons as a Member of Parliament, and twenty-nine years as a Member of the House of Lords.

He has written 26 novels, 7 sets of short stories, 3 prison diaries, 3 plays (all of which have been performed in London’s West End) and a gospel. His first novel, Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less was sold to 17 countries within a year. It was also made into a successful serial for BBC Radio 4, and was later televised in 1990 by the BBC. He won the Prix Relay du Roman d’Évasion, a prize that rewards a novel in which readers can ‘escape from everyday life’, for his novel Paths of Glory, and the Prix Polar International Prize for the best international thriller of the year, for his novel A Prisoner of Birth. The Clifton Chronicles, a series of seven novels published between 2011-2017, topped the bestseller lists around the world.

Famous for his discipline as a writer who works on up to fourteen drafts of each book, Jeffrey also brings a vast amount of insider knowledge to his books. Whether it’s his own career in politics, his passionate interest in art, or the wealth of fascinating background detail – inspired by the extraordinary network of friends he has built over a lifetime at the heart of Britain’s establishment – his novels provide a fascinating glimpse into a range of closed worlds.

Jeffrey is also an amateur auctioneer, conducting up to 20 charity auctions a year. He has been married to Dame Mary Archer, Chair of the Science Museum Group, for 55 year, and they have two sons, two granddaughters and three grandsons. He splits his time between London, Cambridge and Mallorca – where he writes the first draft of each new novel.

The fourth book In his new William Warwick novels – the first of which, Nothing Ventured, was published in 2019 – is OVER MY DEAD BODY, and will be out in Octo

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 within 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?

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Over My Dead Body: The Next Thriller from the Sunday Times Bestselling Author, the Latest Must-Read New Book of 2021 (William Warwick Novels) by [Jeffrey Archer]

2 thoughts on “Over My Dead Body by Jeffrey Archer @Jeffrey_Archer @HarperCollinsUK #NewRelease #OverMyDeadBody #NetGalley

  1. I’ve got a review copy of this too and hadn’t realised it was part of a series either. Does the plot work as a standalone even if you felt you’d have enjoyed it better if you were more familiar with the main character?

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