Search Results: "Jeffrey Archer"


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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >