Over My Dead Body (William Warwick Novels)

· HarperCollins
66 reviews

About this ebook

The gripping new instalment in the William Warwick series, An Eye for an Eye, is available to pre-order now!

An unputdownable story of murder, revenge and betrayal from international number one bestseller Jeffrey Archer.


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?

Praise for Jeffrey Archer:

‘Probably the greatest storyteller of our age’ Mail on Sunday

'Peerless master of the page turner' Daily Mail

'If there were a Nobel Prize for storytelling, Archer would win' Daily Telegraph

‘Archer is a master entertainer’ Time

Jeffrey Archer’s previous novel Nothing Ventured was a No.1 Sunday Times bestseller w/c 28th March 2020.

Ratings and reviews

66 reviews
Grace J. Reviewerlady
October 12, 2021
Another superb novel in this terrific series! When the Met creates a new squad to deal with unsolved cases, there is no better person to head it up than Detective Chief Inspector William Warwick. With the recent death of Miles Faulkner, Warwick should be able to rest easy but why is Faulkner’s unscrupulous lawyer still acting on his behalf? With a new addition to the team in the form of Ross Hogan, an ex-undercover officer who is used to being very much a lone wolf, Warwick will need to keep a very close eye on developments. And while accompanying his wife on a luxury cruise liner across the Atlantic, there is the small matter of a wealthy dynasty’s power struggle on board. He certainly has his hands full in this fourth novel! I’ve been a fan of Jeffrey Archer ever since reading his first novel, Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less; I was completely taken with the clever writing and flawless plotting and have barely missed a book since. I’m very fond of the William Warwick books – each one is a tribute to the author’s clever manipulation of his characters and he has never lost his touch in keeping readers enthralled; in fact, his ability to produce a thrilling and exciting novel has increased with each book. Warwick is as smart as they come, matched only by his wife’s quick wit! Their relationship provides some light-hearted humour to counteract the serious matter of all the crime he has to deal with. This is one author whose books I reach the end of far too soon and I hope there are many more to come. An awesome, first-class read as always, and easily earning all five sparkling stars!
71 people found this review helpful
August 1, 2022
Read the paperback edition. I love all of Jeffrey Archer's short stories, but was unable to get into his novels. I picked this up because the summary made it sound like a murder mystery. The story had a strong start, but slowly lost steam as it went on. One thing I liked about this book was its fast pace. Granted, this book feels like the set up for a few sequels - introducing characters - for me, it reinforces my opinion that Jeffrey Archer's strength lies in his short stories.
Roslyn Holman
October 23, 2021
Excellent finish to the William Warwick series. Lots of twists and turns in the plot, which keeps you engaged and hurriedly turning the next page to see what is going to happen. Archer, is a master story teller and never disappoints.
22 people found this review helpful

About the author

Jeffrey Archer, whose novels and short stories include the Clifton Chronicles, the William Warwick novels, Kane and Abel and Cat O’ Nine Tales, has topped the bestseller lists around the world, with sales of over 275 million copies. He is the only author ever to have been a number one bestseller in fiction, short stories and non-fiction (The Prison Diaries). A member of the House of Lords for over a quarter of a century, the author is married to Dame Mary Archer, and they have two sons, two granddaughters and two grandsons.

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