A skeleton and a missing woman. A doomed romance. A mystery spanning two generations. Liverpool, 1961. A group of young men come together seeking fame and fortune, as the fledgling sounds of the Swinging Sixties take root in the city. Very soon, Liverpool will become synonymous with the groups and music that will shape a generation. Liverpool, 1999. Skeletal remains found in the docklands lead Detective Inspector Andy Ross and Sergeant Izzie Drake into a journey through time, as the investigation takes them back to early days of the Mersey Beat. Whose bones laid beneath the mud of the River Mersey for over thirty years, and what links them to a young woman, missing for the entire time? A Mersey Killing, the first book in Brian L. Porter’s Mersey Murder Mysteries series, is a crime story deeply rooted in the early days of rock n’roll.
Writing under three different names, Brian L Porter is an Amazon best selling author, with seven best sellers to his name, so far, titles as follows:
Sasha (As Brian L Porter), the illustrated true-life story of the author’s own, very special ‘Miracle Dog’.
After Armageddon (As Brian L Porter), A Post-Apocalyptic short story anthology.
Lest We Forget, (As Brian L Porter), an evocative collection of remembrance poetry.
Alistair the Alligator, (As Harry Porter), a pre-school children’s book, illustrated by Sharon Lewis.
Charlie the Caterpillar, (As Harry Porter), also for pre-school readers, illustrated by Bonnie Pelton.
Wolf, (As Harry Porter), a young adult/teens adventure story.
Of Aztecs and Conquistadors, (As Juan Pablo Jalisco), a superb collection of romantic poetry with a Latin American theme.
He was the winner of The Preditors & Editors readers poll for Best Author Award, 2009, and a number of his books have also received awards as follows:
A Study in Red – The Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper, Preditors & Editors Best Thriller Novel Award, 2008.
Requiem for the Ripper, Preditors & Editors Best Thriller Novel Award, 2010.
Glastonbury, Preditors & Editors Best Mystery Novel Award, 2010.
Tilly’s Tale, (As Harry Porter), Preditors & Editors Best Children’s Book Award, 2009. Also won the award for best artwork.
Sasha & All Saints, Murder on the Mersey, both nominated for the Best Indie Books of 2016 Awards.
All Brian’s novels plus his short story collection, After Armageddon have been signed for movie adaptation in a franchise deal with ThunderBall Films, including his most recent release, the highly successful A Mersey Killing. Brian has also become thoroughly integrated into the movie business since his first involvement with Thunderball Films LLC and is now also an Associate Producer and Co-Producer on a number of developing movies, as well as being a screenwriter for many of the movies soon to be released by Thunderball. You can find information on the works of Harry Porter and Juan Pablo Jalisco on their individual book pages. He is a dedicated dog lover and rescuer and he and his wife share their home with a number of rescued dogs.