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Jeffrey Archer Books In Order

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Publication Order of Kane and Abel Books

Shall We Tell the President? (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kane and Abel (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prodigal Daughter (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Kane and Abel Books

Kane and Abel(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prodigal Daughter(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shall We Tell the President?(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Clifton Chronicles Books

Only Time Will Tell (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sins of the Father (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best Kept Secret (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Be Careful What You Wish For (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mightier Than the Sword (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cometh the Hour (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
This Was a Man (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Detective William Warwick Books

Nothing Ventured (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hidden in Plain Sight (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Turn a Blind Eye (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Over My Dead Body (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Next in Line (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Traitors Gate (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Eye for An Eye (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Among Equals (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Matter of Honor (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
As the Crow Flies (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Honor Among Thieves (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fourth Estate (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Eleventh Commandment (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Accused (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sons of Fortune (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
False Impression (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Prisoner of Birth (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Paths of Glory (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heads You Win (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Old Love (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Grass is Always Greener (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cheap at Half the Price (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Never Stop on the Motorway (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Eye of the Beholder (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Senior Vice President (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
It Can't be October Already (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Wasted Hour (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Plays

Beyond Reasonable Doubt (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Children's Books

By Royal Appointment (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Willy And The Killer Kipper (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The First Miracle (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Willy Visits The Square World (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

A Quiver Full of Arrows (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fools, Knaves, and Heroes (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twelve Red Herrings (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Cut a Long Story Short (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Collected Short Stories (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Twist in the Tale (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat O'Nine Tales and Other Stories (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
And Thereby Hangs a Tale (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Collected Short Stories (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Four Warned (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tell Tale (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Short, The Long and the Tall (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Gospel According to Judas by Benjamin Iscariot (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of A Prison Diary Non-Fiction Books

Publication Order of Little Kingdoms Books

The Ridiculous Race (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dance of the Underpants (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Grown-Ups' Book Of Books(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Suspense Magazine June 2013(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

About Jeffrey Archer:

Great stories have in them an essence of being timeless. They capture the important moments of life vividly and immortalize them. Such are the stories that take the reader through time-travel into the past or the future. The reader is able to re-live the story in his mind simply because a book has captured the life out of the story. Books like these could only be written by a sterling author. Jeffrey Archer is one such author manifesting literary greatness in himself. Being such a celebrated author, he has come to woo readers with his flair for writing novels and short stories.

Biography of Jeffrey Archer

The life and times of Mr Archer form a story of their own. Born in the great country of England, he rose to become not only an honorable British citizen but also a politician. His political responsibilities saw him resign after a scandal but later on return to politics. The second time round, the intrigues of politics saw him land an imprisonment term which unceremoniously ended his political career. Through all these, the author that was in him came to life and all through, he continues to thrill his readers and expand his fan-base. Born on the 15th of April 1940 in a London Hospital,he was officially named Jeffrey Howard Archer.

A few weeks after birth his family moved from London to Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset. This is where he spent the better part of his early life. Mr Archer attended Wellington School in Somerset from the year 1951. He successfully concluded his O-levels studies with focus on History, Art and English literature. Thereafter, he got a variety of jobs where he served in different capacities. At two different schools, he worked as a physical education teacher where he focused on training students in a number of sports including fencing. At some point he also underwent training with the police and army. Later on, Jeffrey Archer furthered his education to be qualified as a teacher.

He achieved this after three years of training offered by Brasenose College, Oxford. However, this academic feat was not without claims that he was actually never registered as an undergraduate student in this College. Despite such claims, he thrived in the field of athletics competing for his school and later on for England as well as Great Britain. Mr Archer’s life was not short of controversies and much speculation. During his time at Brasenose College, he received much criticism on his financial state of affairs.

Most students could not understand how he was able to have houses and cars to his name yet he only worked part-time jobs as a fundraiser for the charity organization, Oxfam. This season saw him meet his future wife, Mary Weeden, who happened to be a chemistry student in the Oxford college of St Anne’s. They later on had two sons both of whom became politicians. After graduating from College, he continued his fundraising work this time for a medical charity known as The National Birthday Trust.

During this period he also began his political career. Between 1967 and 1970, he served as a Councillor in the Greater London Council. He went on to become Member of Parliament for the constituency of Louth under the Conservative Party. He had an eventful political career amidst allegations of fraud and much apprehension at his ability to be a leader.

At some point, he rebelled against some of his own party’s policies such as when he championed for free television licenses for the elderly citizens and when he was against the practice of imposing museum charges. Thanks to his political downsides, he later served time at Belmarsh and Wayland prisons.

Series of books by Jeffrey Archer

His first novel was written when he was thirty four years of age. Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less was first published in the US and later in Britain by Deborah Owen, a literary agent. This book turned to be the silver lining in the cloud when at the brink of bankruptcy, Jeffrey Archer was able to make quite a fortune from sales. Between the early 80s and 90s this novel went on to be made into both TV and radio adaptations which were aired in BBC television and Radio 4 respectively.

He progressed to write another bestseller which continued to catapult him into the limelight as an excellent novelist. This book ,Shall We Tell the President? was a thriller on the assassination plot of US President, Edward Kennedy. These two books opened the way for the novel Kane and Abel. It captures the story of two men who despite being in different walks of life, had their paths meet thanks to fate. William Kane is born in a wealthy Boston family while the second man, Abel Rosnovski is born on the same day miles apart, to a poor gypsy in Poland.

Abel moves to America through escaping to Siberia and Turkey in the height of World War I. He built his way right from the bottom to become a wealthy hotel chain owner. William’s father dies and his step-father mishandles their wealth. He is determined to bring things under control and build a name for himself as a top banker. Both of them are consumed by the desire to make it in life and discredit their critics and are fueled by hatred for the people and circumstances which made life difficult for them while growing up. When their paths eventually cross, they become enemies and each purposes to destroy the other. In 1985, CBS made Kane and Abel into a television mini-series.

The sequel to this novel is the Prodigal Daughter. It focuses on the life of Florentyna Rosnovski, the daughter of Abel Rosnovski in Abel and Kane. Sharing in her father’s ideals, she develops the dream of becoming the first US female president which she eventually becomes. Also featuring Richard Kane, the son of William Kane, this novel brings to life how the son sought to make it in life like his father. The two later fall in love unknown to them that their fathers are enemies.

Jeffrey Archer’s collection of books spans to quite a big number. Some of them have also been adapted for television series and films. He also has non-fiction books penned after his time in prison. More of his best-sellers include;- First Among Equals A Matter of Honor A Twist in the Tale As the Crow Flies Honor Among Thieves The fourth Estate Sons of Fortune

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13 Responses to “Jeffrey Archer”

  1. Lorraine Waterson: 4 days ago

    Having been an avid reader of books by many authors through the years, I am astounded by the knowledge of characters & events portrayed in all of Jeffrey Archer books. Informative, believable & totally absorbing reads. Thank you Jeffrey.

  2. Tom plough: 1 year ago

    I have read many of your books and each one has made my best reads of the year which I send with my Christmas letter to family and friends.
    Fun reads all.

  3. Nellie: 1 year ago

    I absolutely love The Clifton Chronicles, once I started reading them I couldn’t wait for the next one to come out! Like one of your other comments, I wish they would make a series for TV – m aybe the TV companies haven’t read any of his books?

  4. Julian GOTTM: 1 year ago


    • Graeme: 1 year ago

      Unfortunately, I am not sure. Hopefully someone reading this can help 🙂

  5. Pat wood: 1 year ago

    I am on 6th book of the Clifton chronicle and love all. Just finished listening to HEADS YOU WIN. Is there a sequel to this book? I want to know what happens when Sasha and Alex arrive n Russia!

    • Graeme: 1 year ago

      Hi Pat – no sequel at this time

  6. Annie: 2 years ago

    I have recently picked up the book Be careful what you wish for Volume 4 /wow what a terrific book / proceeded to order the entire Clifton series / just finished volume 1 / you get so involved with the characters it’s as if you know them / so sad that old Jack had to die / thank-you Jeffrey Archer for giving me hours of amazing reading / Now I want to read all your books !!! Wish the Clifton series were put into movies or series!!!Love your books !!!

  7. Rose Charles: 2 years ago

    My years in reading through Jeffrey Archer books has been a delight! I would impatiently wait for the next book to show up on the market! He is an excellent, gifted writer. His depth of insight, his humour, the way his mind works in telling a complete story that leaves one wanting and waiting for the next book. Thank you, Mr. Archer for giving me so many good hours of reading. R.Charles

  8. Judi Coxshall: 2 years ago

    Omg reading his books is the best and work gets in the way of them sometimes, I always need to really think about the time I have so I don’t get to an exciting bit but that never works. Love them and really enjoy that you can get I to the book yourself

  9. David Simpson: 2 years ago

    I have never been much of a reader of books, but in 2020 during the lock down, I purchased a Kindle Paper white, started to read different authors, but something didn’t seem quite right, and I wasn’t enjoying reading, at this time I was 85 years old, then I decided to give Jeffery Archer a try, I didn’t know what book to try, for me I was lucky I picked number 1 Clifton Chronicles. I couldn’t put it down, I have read the full set. After I thought one of the reasons I enjoyed them so much was because of my age, I could relate to the people in the books. I have now read 32 Jeffrey Archers Books. I have to say Thank you Jeffery. I am a old man but I am HAPPY.

  10. Carol Gater: 2 years ago

    I’ve been captivated by a number of Archer’s books and can’t wait to read more in the Clifton Cronicals.

  11. Carol Coy: 3 years ago

    I have immensely enjoyed many of Jeffrey Archer’s books. The intelligence along with the twisting drama in The Clifton Chronicles would make a great TV series. Im grateful for his versatile writing capabilities v


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