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The Age of Exodus is launched!

A huge thank you to everyone who was able to come to the launch of #AgeofExodus at Chaucer's Books in Santa Barbara and Book Soup in Los Angeles - and to all those who wanted to come, couldn't make it, but have promised to buy and review the book on Amazon! Two wonderful evenings with extraordinary numbers of wonderful people. ...

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Paul McCartney joins in!

I just found out Paul McCartney (and some other splendid people) are following me on Twitter. My bucket list is now complete. Thank you @PaulMcCartney. And for all the music....

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Duncan Forrester speaks!

I know this picture is SLIGHTLY outdated (circa 1978, when I was reporting for BBC Radio 4's World at One and PM programmes) but I didn't take any snaps when I was recording the Audiobook version of #AgeofExodus, and I wanted to celebrate the fact that it's now UP ON AMAZON via Audible. In fact, should the enthusiasm arise, you can now hear me reading ALL THREE DUNCAN FORRESTER MYSTERIES. Happy listening! ...

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Seen in a Bookshop window …

I can't tell you how gratifying it is when pals see my new Duncan Forrester mystery (#AgeofExodus) on display in a public place. In this case, thanks to the sharp eyes of Kiwi/Cornish culture-guru Peter Huck, who just happened to be passing ultra-trendy Book Soup on Sunset Boulevard, and spotted it right next to Tom Hanks and 99 Stories about God! Thank you, Peter....

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Paul McCartney’s Step-Mum interviews me!

I've just had a blast being interviewed about #AgeofExodus by Angie McCartney and her daughter Ruth from their secret studio in Playa del Rey. They were great andYou can see the results here. https://www.facebook.com/drangiemccartney/videos/2044016325618672/...

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My Amazon URL!

I've just discovered the Author URL for my Amazon author page! Here it is! amazon.com/author/gavinscott Do visit for the latest news on #AgeofExodus, the latest Duncan Forrester mystery thriller featuring Ernest Bevin, the creation of Israel and a Sumerian demon!...

The Age of Olympus Audiobook

I'm delighted to report that the audiobook of the second Duncan Forrester adventure, the one set in Greece, is now available via Audible, Amazon and all good audiobook outlets. If you want to listen to an (illustrated) sample, check it out on Youtube. And I hope you enjoy it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfZ4O2Exwys...

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Resurfacing

I've just done belated replies to a number of nice letters people sent about my various projects, belated because I haven't had time to update the website over the last few months for the following reasons. 1.I've been preparing The Age of Exodus, my third Duncan Forrester thriller, for publication this September. It's set in 1947 and involves an ancient Sumerian demon, British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin, a ship called Exodus and the creation of Israel. 2. I've been writing The Age of Orwell, the fourth Duncan Forrester thriller, featuring George Orwell as...

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Historical Novels Review goes for Age of Olympus

Susan McDuffie has written a wonderful review of The Age of Olympus in the prestigious Historical Novels Review. Here's an extract: “This thrilling mystery moves at a breakneck pace. Replete with shape-shifting villains, femme fatales, mysterious relics, and an enchanted island, this hero’s journey makes an entertaining read.” Thank you, Susan!    ...

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An evening with the LA Times, the Lincoln Lawyer’s father and Brighton’s finest.

Great evening last night moderating a fascinating BAFTA LA discussion on crime writing for page and screen with ace LA Times crime reporter and short story writer James Queally, 18 million selling UK crime novelist Peter James (who writes the Brighton-based Roy Grace novels), and 80 million selling US crime writer Michael Connelly, creator of Harry Bosch and the Lincoln Lawyer. Needless to say they all got copies of #AgeOfOlympusTitan Books and Mr James began reading it right away!      ...

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Furt, Ambler & Fleming?

John Harlow, who spent 24 years as one of the London Sunday Times' best reporters, just reviewed The Age of Olympus on Amazon with these words: 5.0 out of 5 stars A lively and free spirited heir to a great tradition  ByJ. Harlow on May 31, 2017 Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase Classic thriller writing in the school of Eric Ambler, Alan Furst and maybe even early Ian Fleming. A lively and free spirited heir to a great tradition - can't wait to read what the author pens next! ...

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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 ...