Jason Monaghan (1959-) is a thriller writer and Roman archaeologist. He has also at times been a financial regulator, an anti-money laundering specialist and a bank director.The eccentric side of Archaeology provided the background to his first five archaeology-detective novels featuring offbeat lecturer Jeffrey Flint, and he is an active member of the Crime Writers Association. Glint of Light on Broken Glass is his first historical novel. Major projects he has worked on include Britain's most intact Roman ship (from Guernsey), and possibly the only known English Elizabethan shipwreck (off Alderney). His PhD thesis was on the Roman Pottery of Kent and he later published research on pottery from the Roman fortress of York. Each summer since 2009 he has led a group of friends excavating in Alderney, investigating what looks to be Britains finest small Roman fort. He lives in Guernsey in the Channel Islands.