Books by Jeffrey Archer

JEFFREY ARCHER was educated at Oxford University. He was elected to the House of Commons in 1969 at age 29 and appointed Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party in 1985; in 1992 he was elevated to the House of Lords. All of his novels and short story co


TELL TALE by Jeffrey Archer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Those remembering Saturday Evening Post's short stories will enjoy this collection."
Archer (Cometh the Hour, 2016, etc.) shifts from the Clifton Chronicles series to spin 13 pieces of thoroughly readable short fiction. Read full book review >
COMETH THE HOUR by Jeffrey Archer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Another artful Archer telenovela, readable as a stand-alone family drama but more a treat for those captured by the series."
Archer (Mightier Than the Sword, 2015, etc.) has great good fun with the sixth volume of his Clifton Chronicles, this one covering the 1970s; his characters move from peril to peril, mostly financial or political, while occasionally straying into territory where bullets fly. Read full book review >
MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD by Jeffrey Archer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Expect once more unto the breach: The conclusion's a turbo-charged cliffhanger that'll have fans screaming Arrrcherr!"
The fifth of Archer's Clifton Chronicles begins with a bang before heading on to only slightly less explosive ground as Archer examines his fictional clan's financial, political and personal contretemps in the 1960s. Read full book review >
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR by Jeffrey Archer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2014

"Lightweight, entertaining beach reading."
The fourth volume of Archer's (Best Kept Secret, 2013, etc.) Clifton Chronicles finds the Barrington-Clifton family ensnared in financial conspiracies over a make-or-break Barrington Shipping project. Read full book review >
BEST KEPT SECRET by Jeffrey Archer
Released: May 14, 2013

"What-will-happen-next reading best approached after picking up the series' first two entries."
In this third of this much-like Downton Abbey series, Archer (Sins of the Father, 2012, etc.) takes the Clifton Chronicles into the post-World War II era. Read full book review >
THE SINS OF THE FATHER by Jeffrey Archer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2012

"An amusement suitable for airplane or beach reading."
Archer (Only Time Will Tell, 2011, etc.) continues The Clifton Chronicles with hero Harry Clifton still in harm's way. Read full book review >
ONLY TIME WILL TELL by Jeffrey Archer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"For all its considerable girth, remarkably thin."
The first book in a new series, a family saga called The Clifton Chronicles, slated to cover 100 years. Read full book review >
AND THEREBY HANGS A TALE by Jeffrey Archer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"This is the ideal book to pop into a bag or keep in the car and carry to pass the time, since the stories are short, easy to read and simple."
A collection of O. Henry-esque stories from British author Archer (Sons of Fortune, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >
PATHS OF GLORY by Jeffrey Archer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2009

"A bland yarn in the Boys' Own Adventure mold about an old-fashioned hero from the days when the Empire demanded nothing less."
Fictionalized account of the mountain climber who may or may not have been the first man to conquer Everest. Read full book review >
CAT O’ NINE TALES by Jeffrey Archer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2007

"Could have benefited from more fictionalizing."
Archer (False Impression, 2006, etc.) presents a dozen stranger-than-fiction stories. Read full book review >
FALSE IMPRESSION by Jeffrey Archer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 7, 2006

"Gradually, globe-hopping flights and substitutions of a hilariously unconvincing forgery for the real van Gogh start to take the place of plot developments, and somewhere between Bucharest and London, most of the suspense evaporates, though there are still a hundred pages left to run."
Now that he's completed his trilogy of prison diaries (2003-05), Lord Archer, out on the street again, returns to his old habits with this tale of a disgraced art expert's attempt to thwart her villainous banker boss's plot to fleece a fine old English family of van Gogh's Self-portrait with Bandaged Ear.Read full book review >
HEAVEN by Jeffrey Archer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2005

"The R T Hon Lord is once more at large. We can only hope he reamains 'on the out,' never to serve again."
Prisoner number FF8282 completes his jailhouse trilogy (A Prison Diary, 2003, Purgatory, 2004). Read full book review >
PURGATORY by Jeffrey Archer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2004

"A toff in HM's bridewell, it's toad-in-the-hole once more. Plan an escape. (8-page photo insert)"
When last we heard of the adventures of Lord Archer of Weston-super-Mare (A Prison Diary, 2003), our noble prisoner had completed three weeks of his four-year sentence for perjury, forgery, and obstruction of justice. He's back. Of course. Read full book review >
A PRISON DIARY by Jeffrey Archer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Be on notice: Archer is a known recidivist. He will write again."
Lord Archer of Weston-super-Mare, a.k.a. Prisoner #FF8282, offers his view of life in the slammer after serving the first three weeks of a four-year sentence. Read full book review >
SONS OF FORTUNE by Jeffrey Archer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Flat, bland, covered in wastelands of cliché."
Twins separated at birth are reunited decades later after many, many twists of fate. Read full book review >
TO CUT A LONG STORY SHORT by Jeffrey Archer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2001

"Archer aptly cites O. Henry, along with Saki and John Buchan, as his masters, but the real model for these tales is the after-dinner speaker who wouldn't dream of taxing your brain after the long day you've had."
Despite the title, none of the 14 stories megaselling Archer (The Eleventh Commandment, 1998, etc.) exhibits here are abridgements of potential novels; practically all of them are expansions of paragraph-length anecdotes. Read full book review >
THE ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT by Jeffrey Archer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 1998

"There's much, much more—roping in the Russian Mafiya, the Washington Redskins, a dozen double-crosses, and two returns from the grave—all of it the most rousing moonshine. ($250,000 ad/promo; author tour; radio/TV satellite tour)"
"This was the real world," CIA assassin Connor Fitzgerald reminds himself as he escapes from his latest messy job without a single "Rambo-type helicopter" for help. Read full book review >
TWELVE RED HERRINGS by Jeffrey Archer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 27, 1994

"The formidable storytelling skills apparent in Archer's novels are more cleverly concealed than the clues here. ($365,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
With this tiresome collection of stories planted with misleading clues, Archer (Honor Among Thieves, 1993, etc.) fails in his bid to be an O. Henry for the '90s. Read full book review >
HONOR AMONG THIEVES by Jeffrey Archer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1993

"Maps of the Washington motorcade route and the Mideast—just in case you have any questions. (First printing of 500,000)"
It's Amateur Night on the international intrigue stage, as perennial bestseller Archer (As the Crow Flies, etc.) shows Saddam Hussein's henchmen grooming an actor to take the place of the President so that they can—push the button that starts WW III? Read full book review >
AS THE CROW FLIES by Jeffrey Archer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"Great fun, the sort of fast-moving novel of which you believe not a word and enjoy every minute. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for August)"
Mega-selling Archer herein produces exactly the sort of sprawling family saga that he does so well: the rags-to-riches story of Charlie Trumper, who learns his trade selling vegetables from his grandfather's pushcart and who rises to become the wealthy and powerful founder of London's most elegant department store against great odds and vicious opposition. Read full book review >