Book Review: Traitors Gate by Jeffrey Archer

Impenetrable. Well protected. Secure. Home to the most valuable jewels on earth. But once a year, when the Queen attends the State Opening of Parliament, the Metropolitan Police must execute the most secret operation in their armory as they transport the Crown Jewels across London…

Goodreads blurb for Traitors Gate

Title: Traitors Gate
Series: Detective William Warwick (Book 6)
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Genres: Mystery, Suspense, Historical Fiction
Pages: 367 (Paperback)
Publish Date: September 26th, 2023

My Rating: ★★★★
Read: 8/31/2023 – 9/1/2023


I’d forgotten from the last Jeffrey Archer book I read how much I enjoyed his writing style. Traitors Gate is the sixth book in the Detective William Warwick series. 

A heist is in the works. The object of desire? The Crown Jewels. The Tower of London isn’t an easy location to penetrate. One would need a connection to the inside… fortunately for the thief, he does. 

It’s evident in the writing that Jeffrey Archer is an expert at his craft. Heist stories aren’t typically my favorite, however, I enjoyed this one a lot. I nearly read this in one sitting because I wanted to see how everything would work out. I also appreciate that despite this book being part of a series, it can be read as a standalone (I’ve not yet read the first four books in the lineup). 

A huge thanks to Harper360 for sending me a free ARC of the book to read and review! 

Likes & Dislikes:

What I liked:

  • Excellent pacing.
  • Perhaps this goes along with the pacing, but it’s a good page-turner.
  • A good cast of characters.
  • A couple of pages had pictures which I always find to be fun.

What I didn’t like:

  • It’s more plot-driven than what I typically gravitate toward. Definitely a preference thing and not an actual issue with the book itself.


I’m sure I said this when I reviewed Next in Line, but I would like to go back and read the previous William Warwick books. Time slips away so quickly!

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