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08 Jun

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!      ...

01 Jun

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! ...

19 May

East Park Memories

I was enormously lucky to grow up in a house on Summergangs Road in East Hull, because it backed on to one of the most magical places in the city: East Park. You could get to it from our tiny back garden just by wriggling under the wooden fence, and once there the imaginative child was in a cornucopia of delight. Even today, in far away Southern California, whenever I think of the great floral clock in the middle of the park, and remember the scent of the Sweet William...

16 May

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:  ...

12 May

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!...

11 May

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...

26 Apr

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 ...