The first three books in Jeffrey Archer's series "The Clifton Chronicles" are "Only Time Will Tell," published in 2011, "The Sins of the Father," 2012, and "Best Kept Secret," 2013. As of June 2015, Archer has published five of the seven books planned for the series.
The fourth and fifth books in the series are "Be Careful What You Wish For," a 2014 release, and "Mightier Than the Sword," published in 2015.
The first three books focus on the life of Harry Clifton, born working class in England but well educated after his mother notes his high intelligence. He goes on to serve in World War II, spends time in prison, marries a wealthy woman and becomes a novelist.