Win a chance to be in Jeffrey Archer’s next William Warwick novel

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We are giving you the chance to have a character named after you in the next William Warwick novel by Jeffrey Archer.

To mark the imminent publication of Over My Dead Body, the new rollercoaster thriller from Jeffrey Archer starring DCI William Warwick, we have teamed up with HarperCollins Publishers to offer a money-can’t-buy prize.

The No.1 bestselling author will name one of the characters in his next William Warwick novel after one lucky winner, meaning you could see your name in one of 2022’s most anticipated thrillers.

Over My Dead Body is an unputdownable story of murder, revenge and betrayal.

Four cases. Four killers.

Only one man can stop them.

Detective Willian Warwick.

But the clock is ticking…

To enter, all you need to do is click on 'Enter' on this page. Please note, you will need to be logged in to enter this competition.


This competition is only open to legal residents of the United Kingdom and is void where prohibited by law. Employees, independent contractors, interns, officers, directors, and agents of The Times and HarperCollins Publishers UK (“Sponsors”), their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate in the competition.

By entering the competition, the entrant ("You") agree to comply with and abide by these Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, you agree to accept the Sponsors’ decisions as final and binding as it relates to the content of this campaign. Entrants should look solely to the Sponsors with any questions, comments or issues related to the competition.

The competition begins at on 8th October 2021 at 12:00AM BST and ends at on 7th November 2021 at 11:59PM GMT (the "Entry Period"). Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible.

The competition must be entered by submitting an entry using the online form provided. The entry must fulfil all requirements of the competition, as specified, to be eligible to win the prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications of the competition may be disqualified at the sole discretion of the Sponsors. You must provide the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules of the competition, your submission may be disqualified at the sole discretion of the Sponsors.

Prizes: The winner of the competition (the "Winner") will receive the following prizes:

1 winner will have a character named after them in the next William Warwick novel by Jeffrey Archer

The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by HarperCollins UK. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except for at the Sponsors’ discretion. The prize is non transferable. Substitution of the prize or transfer/assignment of the prize to others or request for the cash equivalent of the prize by the Winner is not permitted. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the Winner. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for the Sponsors to use the Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

The Winner will be selected by Random Draw under the supervision of the Sponsors. The Winner will be notified within 30 days of the winner selection. The Sponsors shall have no liability for a Winner's failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for a Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 14 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt of the prize offered in this Campaign by the Winner is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Any violation of these official rules by the Winner at the Sponsors’ sole discretion will result in the Winner's disqualification as winner, and all privileges as winner will be immediately terminated.

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To request a copy of the winners list please contact the Sponsors. Requests must be sent within four weeks of the end of the Entry Period.

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