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Tea with Agatha Christie? You’re kidding!

To say I'm flattered to be compared on Amazon.com to Agatha Christie by the former chairman of EMI, the company which produced Murder on the Orient Express and Death on the Nile is MAJOR understatement. But sometimes you just have to roll with the punches ...

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Exploring the roots of the Baby Boomer Era

Janet Rudolph, on her excellent website Mystery Readers Inc, got me to write about why I decided to explore the second half of the 1940's in my detective novels, and in answering the question, I discovered some things I didn't know when I began! Here's the link: http://mysteryreadersinc.blogspot.com/2017/05/exploring-roots-of-baby-boomer-era.html  ...

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The Big Dog speaks!

A big shout out to the kind people who have begun reviewing #AgeOfOlympus @TitanBooks on Amazon - and particularly to New York Times Best Selling author Bruce Cameron with a hit movie based on his delightful "A Dog's Purpose". Here's hoping at least some of his millions of readers follow his wise lead into the world of Duncan Forrester!...

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The Crime Review spots the Young Indiana Jones connection!

Title: The Age of Olympus Series: Duncan Forrester Book Number: 2 Read this book for: detailed historical setting, post-WWII espionage, whodunnit mystery, archaeologist adventurers, romance subplot, multiple murders Quick Review: Even better than the first outing, this book fuses Christie-style whodunnit with the archaeology of Indiana Jones for a suspenseful adventure in Greece.   THE AGE OF OLYMPUS is the SECOND of the Duncan Forrester novels by Gavin Scott, following shortly after the events of THE AGE OF TREACHERY. THE AGE OF OLYMPUS takes Forrester to Greece, where he had spent a portion of the Second...

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Blog Tour continues with a great review

Great review of #AgeOfOlympus @Titan Books on alwaystrustinbooks.wordpress.com. "High stakes thrills, ancient mysteries and rich history as well brilliant mythological stories are what Gavin Scott has brought to us via The Age of Olympus...

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John Buchan in the Dreamcage

Second day of the #AgeOfOlympus @Titan Books Virtual Book tour, talking about how John Buchan influenced me as a writer - especially in creating The Age of Olympus. Feel free to check it out at http://www.thedreamcage.com/2017/04/book-age-of-olympus.html ...

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Virtual Book Tour begins with AlexxMarie

April 24th: visiting AlexxMarie74's excellent literary website Angel Wing and Petticoats, https://angelwingsandpetticoats.wordpress.com/ which features a sneak peek at Chapter One of #AgeOfOlympus @TitanBooks. Thank you Alexx!...

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My First Virtual Book Tour.

My first Virtual book tour for #AgeOfOlympus starts tomorrow @TitanBooks. I'm not actually sure what it involves, but my first host is Angel Wings and Petticoats @Alexx Marie.com and I'll keep you posted about my adventures in cyberspace...

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Amazing evening at Book Soup

I'm still basking in the warm glow of all the people who came out to support #TheAgeOfOlympus at Book Soup in West Hollywood this Thursday. I got to read from the book and talk about the characters and answer a barrage of really smart questions, including "What exactly is written on the mysterious Minoan stone" from my executive at Sony Pictures! I'll have an answer for him soon ...

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Age of Olympus launches April 20th at Book Soup

The famous independent bookstore Book Soup, at 8818 Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, is hosting the launch of the new Greece-set Duncan Forrester novel The Age of Olympus at 7pm on April 20th. I'll be reading from the book and signing copies and it would be great to see you there. If you can't make it, just get in touch with Amazon and they'll make sure you get a copy one way or another! @TitanBooks ...

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The Age of Olympus

 The Age of Olympus is my second novel about Duncan Forrester, the Oxford archeologist and former SOE operative who returns from the Second World War searching for a peaceful existence and finds himself caught up in the great events which shaped the post-war world. He first appeared in The Age of Treachery, set in early 1946, in which he found himself racing across Europe trying to save a friend wrongly accused of murder, and among the real life characters who appeared there was Thor Heyerdahl, Ian Fleming and the young Margaret...

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The Age Of Olympus arrives!

My author copies of the new Duncan Forrester adventure, The Age of Olympus, have now arrived and I'm going around with a huge grin on my face because they look so great! Titan Books have done a great job and Los Angeles' best independent bookstore, Book Soup on Sunset Boulevard, have agreed to host the official launch at 7pm on April 20th. All welcome! PS: it's set in Greece in 1946! #AgeOfOlympus #Book Soup @TitanBooks...

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The New Duncan Forrester

I'm pleased to announce that in two months' time Titan Books will be publishing the sequel to last year's Duncan Forrester novel, The Age of Treachery. This one is called The Age of Olympus and it's set in Greece in 1946. Forrester has gone back there to retrieve the mysterious Minoan stele he came across in a cave in the Gorge of Acharius during the war, and finds himself in the run-up to the Greek civil war. A famous poet is murdered, a heroic general is implicated, and Forrester and Countess Sophie...

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The Dangers of Metaluna

During my visit to San Diego's Mysterious Galaxy bookstore this weekend to promote The Age of Treachery I unwisely bought a model of Metaluna, the monster from the great 1950's sci fi movie This Island Earth.  When I brought him home, however, while my back was turned he not only attacked a San Francisco cable car, but did grievous bodily harm to some of the most beloved characters from fantasy and science fiction.  What would have happened to these two poor oblivious kids from Autopia if I had not intervened, I dread to...

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Mysterious Galaxy Event

Just had enormous fun with fellow authors helping celebrate the birthday of San Diego's excellent crime, mystery, sci fi and fantasy bookstore, Mysterious Galaxy and being interviewed by Joe Hogan for his podcasts on Geekitude.com ...

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A very gratifying review …

Just had a very pleasing review of The Age of Treachery on the fascinating Crime Fiction lover Website. Here's the link if you'd like t check it out http://www.crimefictionlover.com/2016/04/the-age-of-treachery/  ...

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The Age of Treachery officially launched

My beloved mother-in-law was a publisher in New Zealand and I think her greatest delight in the  process was when the next book was ready to be launched  and she could say " I think it's time we had a party." Well,  we had a party this weekend here in Santa Monica to celebrate the official launch of The Age of Treachery and it was terrific.  Our house and garden  full of a hundred and forty loving and wonderful friends celebrating the first Duncan Forrester adventure and giving me a...

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The Age of Treachery: 1946 in books

I'm not saying that Duncan Forrester, who had a fairly busy year in 1946, read all the books here, but at least he might have picked them up in Foyles, Hatchards or even W. H., Smith and considered buying them. Certainly, as a historian of the ancient world, he would have taken notice of this January offering: It was the first of a new series to be known as the Penguin Classics,  and was a translation by E. V. Rieu. Over the next ten years it was to become Britain's best-selling book, and...

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The Age of Austerity

One of the many books of social history I consulted while researching The Age of Treachery was David Kynaston’s wonderful Austerity Britain. Here are some fascinating snippets about Britain in 1946 from its pages. By September 1946 the number of married women at work was down from a wartime peak of 7.2 million to 5.8 million. 4 million British servicemen were demobilized between June 1945 and January 1947 and couples who might not have seen each other for years found themselves having to get used to each other again, which the divorce figures...

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More Wonderful Old Pan Paperbacks

Here are four more of the memorable if artistically challenged Pan paperback covers from the 40's and 50's, such as might have been read on trains by Duncan Forrester, the hero of The Age of Treachery.     #pan paperbacks #age of treachery...