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Jason Monaghan

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Archaeologist, Anti-Money Laundering consultant and Museum Director have all been crammed into Jason’s CV. As a mystery writer he is represented by London agency A for Authors and is actively involved in the Crime Writers’ Association.

Archaeology provided the background for his first four novels featuring offbeat university lecturer Jeffrey Flint being drawn into solving mysteries with their roots buried in the past. His passion for movies – particularly sprawling epics – led him to write his fifth, When the Dust Settles.  He has dropped his original pen-name of Jason Foss, but collectors can still find ‘first editions’ of the Severn House hardbacks. All five Flint books have now been re-issued as e-books and paperback by Endeavour Press.

He was born in a Yorkshire village, from a line of miners and steelworkers, but  He dropped out of studying Chemical Engineering, and signed up instead for the London Institute of Archaeology. Six years later he had gained a PhD, specializing in Roman pottery, having been on a variety of digs across Europe. He has maintained a steady output of archaeology books and academic papers, as well as publishing two shipwreck projects.

Unlikely turns of events led to Jason spending a decade working in the offshore finance industry on the island of Guernsey. Here he was involved in the prevention of money laundering and financial crime, having brushes with a couple of the FBI’s ‘most wanted’ and various fraudsters. He is now running Guernsey Museum and in 2016 he published his first historical novel Glint of Light on Broken Glass set against the background of the Great War.

Books by Jason Monaghan

  • Lady in the Lake

    Amazon

  • When the Dust Settles

    Amazon

  • Shadesmoor

    Amazon

  • Byrons Shadow

    Amazon

  • Darkness Rises

    Amazon

  • Blood and Sandals

    Amazon

  • Lady in the Lake

    Amazon

  • Glint of Light on Broken Glass

    Amazon

  • Byron's Shadow

    Amazon

  • Shadow in the Corn

    Amazon

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