Introducing Jason Monaghan, thriller writer and archaeologist.
Jason is the author of a series of archaeological thrillers featuring the offbeat lecturer Jeffrey Flint. These were first published by Severn House under the pen name Jason Foss, then republished as e-books by Endeavour Press. His own excavations and travels provide extensive and authentic background detail to the novels. His first historical novel Glint of Light on Broken Glass was published in 2016.
Jason is represented by London agency A for Authors, and is an active member of the Crime Writers Association. He is currently working on a new series of contemporary mysteries.
Dr Jason Monaghan gained a PhD from the London Institute of Archaeology, specialising in Roman pottery. He conducted research on Roman pottery industries in North Kent, then moved to Guernsey to work with Dr Margaret Rule on the Gallo-Roman ship dubbed ‘Asterix’. It was then back north, to York, for five years working on pottery from the Roman fortress and town. Back in the Channel Islands again he has been involved in the Alderney Elizabethan shipwreck project and is currently leading excavations at the Roman fort of the Nunnery, Alderney.
His career took curious turns, including ten years working in offshore finance, principally in risk and compliance. The prevention of money laundering and fraud was the focus of his work, and provided ample inspiration for his mystery writing. He is now Head of Heritage Services for Guernsey, leading Guernsey Museums & Galleries, and has published extensively on his academic research.