A Time of Myths: A Mystery Adventure

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“…Evokes perfectly the times it is set in; a book that makes you think as well as one that tells a story of multiple strands, all nicely winding together to the perfect ending.” **** C. Bannister, Top 500 Reviewer, Amazon VineTM Voice.A Sweeping Tale of Mystery and Suspense, steeped in the folklore of the 20th century and played out in 60’s Woodstock, 80’s Soho & on a remote Greek Island - an ideal Summer Read:·Woodstock, 1969: the Festival that defined a decade of peace, love and freedom. The paths of five young English students cross – with devastating consequences. Consequences that eventually reach a climax in an isolated Cretan gorge.·Seventeen years later : in the ‘golden age’ of capitalism, dramatic events conspire to reunite the surviving members, necessitating a perilous return to a tiny Greek island, where dangerous self-deceptions are at last forced into the glaring sunlight…Ambitious and intricate, A Time of Myths is described by one leading London Literary Agency as “vivid, complex and memorable,” with settings that “capture the brooding darkness of London and the bright light of Greece beautifully”, and by Early Reviewers as: ·“Action-packed - a suspense mystery that holds the reader right through to the very last page. Surely bound for the fiction bestseller lists.” ***** R. Bourne, Droitwich, UK·"…evocative mystery that takes full advantage of temporal, geographical and point of view shifts, A Time of Myths keeps you on your toes…” **** J. Bender-Rubio, WA, USA·“A skilfully-written story ranging across two continents and two very different time periods - a great summer read.” ***** I. Rycroft, East Anglia, UKSmell the authentic atmosphere of the undiscovered Greek islands, relive the sexual exploration of Woodstock, and dabble in the money- and sex-obsessed 80’s, in this roller-coaster ride through the 20th century.Ostensively, it’s an action adventure and murder mystery interwoven with an enduring love story. But dig deeper and darker themes are uncovered, for the novel seeks also to examine who we are and how far we are truly in control of our actions, and even of our lives.CONTENTSBOOK I: PURGATORY - Greek island of Persiphonos, 1986BOOK II: ELYSIAN FIELDS - U.S. Eastern Seaboard, 1969BOOK III: MOUNT OLYMPUS - Woodstock, New York State, 1969BOOK IV: STYX - Soho, London, UK, 1986BOOK V: HADES - London, UK, 1986Click on the ‘Look Inside’ feature for a detailed preview. ABOUT THE AUTHORChris Blamires has had an eclectic set of careers, ranging from hit musical writing (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), through research consultant to many FTSE 100 companies, to author of an extremely successful music publishing venture. He has never strayed very far from the Greek Islands (his spiritual home), or from the 60’s (his philosophical home). This is his first novel.

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Expired Deals A Time of Myths: A Mystery Adventure “…Evokes perfectly the times it is set in; a book that makes you think as well as one that tells a story of multiple strands, all nicely winding together to the perfect ending.” **** C. Bannister, Top 500 Reviewer, Amazon VineTM Voice.A Sweeping Tale of Mystery and Suspense, steeped in the folklore of the 20th century and played out in 60’s Woodstock, 80’s Soho & on a remote Greek Island - an ideal Summer Read:·Woodstock, 1969: the Festival that defined a decade of peace, love and freedom. The paths of five young English students cross – with devastating consequences. Consequences that eventually reach a climax in an isolated Cretan gorge.·Seventeen years later : in the ‘golden age’ of capitalism, dramatic events conspire to reunite the surviving members, necessitating a perilous return to a tiny Greek island, where dangerous self-deceptions are at last forced into the glaring sunlight…Ambitious and intricate, A Time of Myths is described by one leading London Literary Agency as “vivid, complex and memorable,” with settings that “capture the brooding darkness of London and the bright light of Greece beautifully”, and by Early Reviewers as: ·“Action-packed - a suspense mystery that holds the reader right through to the very last page. Surely bound for the fiction bestseller lists.” ***** R. Bourne, Droitwich, UK·"…evocative mystery that takes full advantage of temporal, geographical and point of view shifts, A Time of Myths keeps you on your toes…” **** J. Bender-Rubio, WA, USA·“A skilfully-written story ranging across two continents and two very different time periods - a great summer read.” ***** I. Rycroft, East Anglia, UKSmell the authentic atmosphere of the undiscovered Greek islands, relive the sexual exploration of Woodstock, and dabble in the money- and sex-obsessed 80’s, in this roller-coaster ride through the 20th century.Ostensively, it’s an action adventure and murder mystery interwoven with an enduring love story. But dig deeper and darker themes are uncovered, for the novel seeks also to examine who we are and how far we are truly in control of our actions, and even of our lives.CONTENTSBOOK I: PURGATORY - Greek island of Persiphonos, 1986BOOK II: ELYSIAN FIELDS - U.S. Eastern Seaboard, 1969BOOK III: MOUNT OLYMPUS - Woodstock, New York State, 1969BOOK IV: STYX - Soho, London, UK, 1986BOOK V: HADES - London, UK, 1986Click on the ‘Look Inside’ feature for a detailed preview. ABOUT THE AUTHORChris Blamires has had an eclectic set of careers, ranging from hit musical writing (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), through research consultant to many FTSE 100 companies, to author of an extremely successful music publishing venture. He has never strayed very far from the Greek Islands (his spiritual home), or from the 60’s (his philosophical home). This is his first novel. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51SGc6JHcwL._SL160_.jpg
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