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 great port city. Very soon, Liverpool will become synonymous with the groups and the music that will shape a generation. Liverpool, 1999. When skeletal remains are found during an urban redevelopment project in the docklands of the city, it leads 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 lay beneath the mud of the River Mersey for over thirty years, and what links them to a young woman, missing for the entire time?
The urgency increases when the murder of a former I.R.A. hitman takes place on the eve of the millennium. Is there a connection to the bones in the mud?
A Mersey Killing is a sweeping tale across the decades as witnesses bring the sixties back to life for Ross and Drake, and the action smoothly switches from one era to another as the case progresses to a stunning, bloody conclusion.
An exciting planned series of ten new Brian L. Porter novels. Pilot script in progress.
The first novel is doing amazingly well with popularity; however, we are all very sad with the passing of Cilla Black on August 2nd. Her life and music went a long way towards the inspiration of Brian L. Porter writing A Mersey Killing.
ThunderBall was so moved by the novel to put in development and as listed below here is a review we published on Amazon:
ThunderBall Films - Review of A Mersey Killing
5.0 out of 5 stars Brian L Porterâ€™s A Mersey Killing is a terrific tale of mystery and intrigue spanning three decades and ... July 30, 2015
This review is from: A Mersey Killing: When Liverpool Rocked, And The Music Died (Kindle Edition)
A Mersey Killing by Brian L. Porter is a terrific tale of mystery and intrigue spanning three decades and two generations. It brings to life the early days of the nineteen-sixties for those who remember the days of red telephone boxes, pirate radio stations and black and white TV.
Four young men in search of stardom ply their trade in the clubs around the city of Liverpool, just at the time when the â€˜Swinging Sixtiesâ€™ was about to take the world by storm. The story moves to the eve of the millennium with the discovery of a set of bones in the mud beside an old wharf on the River Mersey.
D.I Andy Ross and his team find themselves embroiled in an epic mystery as they attempt to identify the bones, and once they do so, they find mystery piling on mystery as it becomes clear the skeleton is connected to the disappearance, over thirty years ago, of a young woman, still missing after so many years.
The author seamlessly switches from era to era as the investigation slips back and forth in time, and with a heady sixties romance thrown into the mix, and an ending to bring a lump to the throat, A Mersey Killing ticks all the boxes for a great read!
We received a complimentary ARC of A Mersey Killing in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.