See the Cover for Jeffrey Archer’s Clifton Chronicles Spinoff ‘Nothing Ventured’

Back in 2016, New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Archer brought his popular Clifton Chronicles series to a close with This Was a Man. Now, he’s set to re-visit that world once again with the release of Nothing Ventured, scheduled for publication on September 10, 2019. 

After not releasing a new novel in 2017, Archer published Heads You Win, a standalone novel in 2018. This year, the renowned author is back with the first entry in another family saga, written in the same vein as his Clifton Chronicles franchise . . . in what could easily be considered a spinoff of his iconic series.

Nothing Ventured will follow Detective William Warick, a name that should ring a major bell for Archer’s fans. Warrick was, of course, the hero of Harry Clifton, a prestigious author and the main protagonist of Archer’s Clifton saga.

(For those unfamiliar with the books struggling to understand what’s happening, Archer’s Clifton saga centered around Harry, a fictional character, who worked as an author. Harry’s series starred Warrick–whom Archer will now write his own series around.)

Check out the official plot details below. 

Nothing Ventured.jpg#1 NYT bestseller Archer launches a brilliant series – a Clifton Chronicles spinoff – about Detective Warwick. But this is not a detective story, this is a story about the making of a detective.

Jeffrey Archer’s Clifton Chronicles reinvigorated his already-illustrious career to the highest sales level in a decade, and now Archer launches a brand-new family saga tailor-made for Clifton fans: the life story of William Warwick. William is a new recruit in the London Metropolitan Police Force, and his father is a distinguished judge. Rather than follow in his father’s footsteps, the way his sister has, William has always wanted to be a detective.

This series debut novel traces William’s complicated relationships with his family; the origins of his career; his first mentor, career police officer Fred Yates; his first months on the beat; and his first case as a detective, an investigation into an art theft ring which has continually outsmarted Scotland Yard. It also introduces the series villains, ruthless art collector Miles Faulkner and his defense attorney, Booth Watson.

As with the Clifton Chronicles, the Warwick novels tell the story of a man, a family, and an era of our times in the way only Jeffrey Archer can. His legions of fans will be enthralled through each volume, as we follow William’s life, through his career, his love life, his family, and the many triumphs and tragedies of each.



Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University. He has served five years in Britain’s House of Commons and twenty-four years in the House of Lords. All of his novels and short story collections―including Cometh the Hour, the instant #1 New York Times bestseller―have been internationally bestselling books. Archer is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.

While Nothing Ventured won’t hit U.S. bookstores until later on this fall, Archer’s fans can pre-order his forthcoming novel here or anywhere else books are sold. 



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