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Purple Death is now available in the UK

I'm delighted to say that my most recent paperback release, Purple Death has at last appeared in the UK and can now be obtained from and from

US readers can of course obtain the book direct… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on February 14, 2010 at 4:10am — No Comments

'Pestilence' gets off to a good start at

I have to say I'm really pleased that my new novel Pestilence has got off to a good start in the UK, with the book having hit a position of 20,701 in the sales rankings at today.

Pestilence….breathe if you… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on February 12, 2010 at 9:46pm — No Comments

UK Readers can order now, pay later for 'Pestilence' from

'Pestilence' can now be ordered by UK readers from the site of They are currently awaiting stock of the book so it is now possible to order the book and they will not charge your account or card until the book has been sent out. The book has also shown up at various other UK retailers today and is now available from…


Added by Brian L Porter on February 10, 2010 at 7:08am — No Comments

'Pestilence' is now available to order in Australia!

I'm really, really pleased to have discovered today that my new release 'Pestilence' is now available in Australia and can be ordered from 'AussieBookSeller' in Artarmon, NSW. with free delivery within Australia as well! Follow the link and see item 3 on the page to find the details. I'm just so pleased to know that my book is available to Australian readers without… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on February 9, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

'Pestilence' is now available in paperback from

It's all happening at once at the moment. Following the appearance of Purple Death in paperback, I'm so pleased to see that 'Pestilence' (Double Dragon Publishing, Ontario), has now appeared in paperback at the site of One of my own personal favorites, (are you allowed favorites from your own books...hehe?) Pestilence is a little different from some of my other books and tells a complex tale… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on February 3, 2010 at 9:29pm — No Comments

Purple Death now available in Paperback at Amazon

I'm happy to announce that my latest release from Moongypsy Press, 'Purple Death' is now also available to order in paperback from I hope everyone will take a look at my latest thriller release.

Tranquil suburban Richmond-on-Thames, home to such landmarks as Hampton Court Palace and Kew Gardens, becomes… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on February 1, 2010 at 8:17am — No Comments

A Trio of Firsts in the Preditors & Editors Polls!

Wow! What can I say? I'm thrilled to be able to say that in the recent Preditors & Editors Annual Readers Polls, I have been fortunate to have been voted in first place in THREE separate award categories.

As well as being voted 'Best Author, 2009' for my novels, I also picked up the awards for 'Best Children's Book' for 'Tilly's Tale' written under my Harry Porter pseudonym, and 'Tilly's Tale' also won the award for 'Best Artwork', thanks to the… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on January 30, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Purple Death Released Today

I'm absolutely delighted to be able to announce the release of my latest thriller, 'Purple Death' published by Moongypsy Press today. The book can currently be ordered from the publisher at (see ordering info at bottom of page). The book also has its own website at… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on January 26, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

Thank You to Everyone

I just wanted to say a great big thank you to everyone who voted for my various nominations in the recent Preditors & Editors Readers Poll. Many of you, both friends and some lovely people who I hadn't heard from before got in touch with me to say they had voted in support of my work, and I am so grateful to each and every of you. It will probably be early February before the votes have been counted, and anti-fraud and ballot stuffing software has been run by the organizers to weed out any… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on January 19, 2010 at 3:13am — No Comments

Last Day Votes Urgently Needed

Today is the last day of polling in the Preditors & Editors annual Awards, and having led the Authors Category almost from start to finish, this morning I slipped into 2nd place. Just a few votes could make all the difference between 1st and 2nd so please can I ask any members who feel inclined to support me and who may not have voted previously, to vote for my nomination at… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on January 14, 2010 at 9:06pm — 1 Comment

'Pestilence' Released

I'm delighted to announce that Double Dragon Publishing have released the e-book edition of my new novel 'Pestilence' (The paperback edition will follow in a couple of weeks). This is one my own particular favorites amongst my own books and I hope it will entertain and enthrall those who read it. Available in e-book from Double Dragon Publishing

As soon as the paperback is available I… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on January 9, 2010 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Shamelessly Begging for Your Votes, My Friends

Okay everyone! Here I am again shamelessly begging for your votes. all my nominations are doing very well so far, but I would especially like to ask if anyone would add their votes to my nomination in the Authors category at I briefly reached the number one slot last night only to be knocked off again this morning. Obviously competition is very strong and every vote could… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on January 7, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Another Nomination.

Some kind person has added my name to the list of nominations for Best Author at the Preditors & Editors awards. If anyone hasn't yet voted in that category and feels kindly disposed please would you consider adding a vote for me at where I'm listed in the poll as Brian L Porter

I would really appreciate any votes I receive, for this and my other nominations,… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on January 5, 2010 at 4:13am — 2 Comments

A Plea for Votes in the Preditors & Editors Awards

I hope all my friends won't me asking for your support for my nominations in this year's annual Preditors & Editors Awards. As always, I really appreciate all the support given to me and my work by all of my friends and contacts and hope you will all feel able to do so once again. Voting opens on 1st January and closes at midnight on the 14th.

My latest release 'Tilly's Tale' written as Harry Porter is nominated for Best Children's Book and also for Best… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on January 1, 2010 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Legacy of the Ripper is a Kwips & Kritiques Recommended Read

I'm delighted to say that 'Legacy of the Ripper' has just been awarded 'Recommended Read' status by the reviewers at review body CK2S Kwips and Kritiques. This is great news as the book is also nominated for the 'Best Thriller' award in The Preditors & Editors Awards, won last year by 'A Study in Red'. I'll be posting news of the awards and how to vote when the polls open tomorrow 1st January and I hope a few of my friends will support my nomination, and also that of my children's… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on December 31, 2009 at 9:37pm — No Comments

Yet Another 5 Star Review - Legacy of the Ripper

Hot on the heels of the wonderful review that 'Legacy of the Ripper' received on yesterday, another terrific review has appeared, this time on the site of from reviewer Barbara Watkins. I'm thrilled that the book has been so well received so… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on October 24, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

Legacy of The Ripper Receives 5 Star Review

I'm so pleased to be able to share the latest review of my novel 'Legacy of the Ripper' which has just appeared on the site. Here's what Mr. Mike Covell had to say about the book.

5.0 out of 5 stars Another Ripping Yarn from Brian L Porter!, 22 Oct 2009

By Mr. Michael Covell "Mike Covell" (Hull) - See all my reviews


Hot on the heels of "A Study in Red- The Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper" comes another gripping tale of… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on October 23, 2009 at 7:10am — No Comments

'A Study in Red' Selected by Readers Club

I'm so pleased that 'A Study in Red - The Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper' was recently selected as the book of the month by a readers Book Club some thirty miles from my home. I didn't know anything about it until I was told by one of the members who I happened to meet socially. Consequently each of the Book Club members had to buy a copy, and it was then read and discussed by the membership. I'm pleased to say that they appear to have… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on October 16, 2009 at 9:41pm — No Comments

Latest Great Review - A Study in Red

I'm delighted to see the latest great review of 'A Study in Red' to appear at

5.0 out of 5 stars Don't read this one just before Bedtime, September 22, 2009

By Barbara E. Towle (Seattle, WA) - See all my reviews


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Jack the Ripper is an intriguing character who has been written about in many ways by many people. As I read this book, I forgot that it was a fictional account of a true story. Brian… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on September 23, 2009 at 8:29pm — No Comments

Wonderful Review for 'Legacy of The Ripper'

Following their very positive review of A Study in Red, Sonar 4 Publications have also carried out a review of 'Legacy of the Ripper'. This is what they had to say:

Legacy of the Ripper by Brian L. Porter starts with the story of Jack Reid the nephew of Robert Cavendish who upon Robert’s death has inherited the mysterious ‘Jack the Ripper’… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on September 16, 2009 at 3:58am — No Comments

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