Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University. He has served five years in Britain’s House of Commons and 22 years in the House of Lords. All of his novels and short story collections --- including BEST KEPT SECRET, THE SINS OF THE FATHER, ONLY TIME WILL TELL and KANE AND ABEL --- have been international bestselling books. Archer is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.

Jeffrey Archer

Books by Jeffrey Archer

by Jeffrey Archer - Family Life, Fiction, Suspense

COMETH THE HOUR opens with the reading of a suicide note, which has devastating consequences for Harry and Emma Clifton, Giles Barrington and Lady Virginia. Giles must decide if he should withdraw from politics and try to rescue Karin, the woman he loves, from behind the Iron Curtain. But is Karin truly in love with him, or is she a spy? Lady Virginia is facing bankruptcy, until she is introduced to the hapless Cyrus T. Grant III. Sebastian Clifton is now the Chief Executive of Farthings Bank, and falls for Nadira, a beautiful Indian girl promised to another. Meanwhile, Sebastian's rivals Adrian Sloane and Desmond Mellor are still plotting to bring him and his chairman Hakim Bishara down, so they can take over Farthings. Harry Clifton remains determined to get Anatoly Babakov released from a gulag in Siberia, following the international success of his acclaimed book, UNCLE JOE. But then something unexpected happens that none of them could have anticipated.

by Jeffrey Archer - Fiction, Historical Fiction

When Harry Clifton visits his publisher in New York, he learns that he has been elected as the new president of English PEN, and immediately launches a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who's imprisoned in Siberia. Babakov's crime? Writing a book called Uncle Joe, a devastating insight into what it was like to work for Stalin. So determined is Harry to see Babakov released and the book published that he puts his own life in danger.

by Jeffrey Archer - Fiction, Historical Fiction

The latest volume in Jeffrey Archer’s The Clifton Chronicles opens with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to the hospital to learn the fate of their son Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR follows the dazzling tale of the Clifton family's love, loss, betrayal and ambition into the 1960s.

by Jeffrey Archer - Suspense


BEST KEPT SECRET opens a moment after the end of THE SINS OF THE FATHER, with the resolution of the trial and the triumphant marriage of Harry Clifton and Elizabeth Barrington, finally uniting their family. Harry, now a bestselling novelist, Emma, their son Sebastian, and orphaned Jessica make a new life for themselves, but all is not as happy and secure as it could be. 

by Jeffrey Archer - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets, Harry Clifton has joined the Merchant Navy. When he survives the sinking of his ship by a German U-boat, he assumes the identity of the third officer, an American named Tom Bradshaw. But on landing in America, he quickly learns the mistake he has made, when he discovers what is awaiting Bradshaw in New York.

by Jeffrey Archer - Fiction, Historical Fiction

This introductory novel in The Clifton Chronicles takes us from the ravages of the Great War to the outbreak of the Second World War, when Harry Clifton must decide whether to take up a place at Oxford or join the navy and go to war with Hitler"s Germany.

by Jeffrey Archer - Fiction, Short Stories



In the tradition of master storytellers, Jeffrey Archer has crafted a collection of 15 short tales. Set all over the world, the book includes heroes and villains, winners and losers, injustice and comeuppance, love and loss, the demonic and the divine.

written by Jeffrey Archer, read by Jeff Harding - Fiction

William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless Polish immigrant --- born on the same day near the turn of the century on opposite sides of the world --- are brought together by fate and the quest of a dream. Over 60 years and three generations, through war, marriage, fortune and disaster, Kane and Abel battle for the success and triumph that only one man can have.