'Glastonbury' - A Novel by Brian L Porter

A Joe Cutler Mystery/Thriller


These are the advance reviews for the novel. As more are received they will be added.

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Book Review



Book Title:  Glastonbury                              

Author Name:  Brian L. Porter

ISBN #:  Not Yet Available

Publisher Name: 

Date Released :  Summer 2008                                      

Genre :  Mystery; Thriller

Book Format (eBook, Print):  Paperback

Rating: 4 Klovers

Web Link:  Not Yet Available


Story Summary


Joe Cutler and his team of surveyors have been hired by millionaire, Malcolm Capshaw to find a legendary historical artifact in Glastonbury. Suddenly the true nature of what Capshaw is really seeking is revealed, and Joe and his team must discover it before Capshaw’s dangerous game of cat and mouse comes to a deadly end.


Brian L. Porter takes us to mysterious Glastonbury in his latest thriller. The backdrop conjures up images of gothic history, Arthurian legends and beautiful castles in ruin, a perfect setting for this riveting mystery.


As I’ve come to expect from this author, the characters are vivid. The villains Porter has created in this book are truly easy to despise and the hero’s are a pleasure to root for. Joe Cutler was a strong and righteous character that was very likeable, but I think my favorite was the flamboyant Lucius Doberman who added a charming facet to the story.


The author also did a fantastic job of telling the sadly realistic sub-story of Malcolm Capshaw’s secretary, Charlotte. It was as captivating as the main plot and tied in very well as an eventual part of the whole.


Don’t take anything at face value. Glastonbury takes you on twists and turns and if you think you have it figured out, you’re probably mistaken. The surprise ending is sure to catch you off guard.



 Reviewed By:  Terri

Email:  Terri@ck2skwipsandkritiques.com



Glastonbury – A Review


Glastonbury, where ancient lore clashes with the comings and goings of rock bands and concerts and the weight of centuries hangs in the mist during the mornings. Joe Cutler and his team of professional surveyors at Strata Survey Systems are the best surveyors money can buy, but even they go through a lean patch every now and then. When millionaire businessman, and patron of a number of other historical projects, Malcolm Capshaw offers them a fair sum of money to find a legendary artefact, how could they refuse?

            It almost seems too good to be true, but with no good reason to turn down that kind of money, they decide to humour Capshaw. Everything seems fine, at first, but as the search for this relic continues the events begin to spiral into a course that will lead to certain disaster. Capshaw is not everything he appears to be, and the historian he hired to help Joe and his team is as sinister as they come. Joe and his team seek the help of Lucius Doberman, a flamboyant professor from Oxford, and together they unravel the secrets, and discover that their lives hang in the balance at the hands of historian Walter Graves.

            Glastonbury is a story that starts off with Joe and his crew ready to embark upon another project. You feel their excitement at embarking on this new project, however odd it may be. You feel it as the little clues pop up causing each of them to begin to doubt that everything is as it seems. Bit by bit, it pulls you in, just one more page, just one more chapter, and before you know it the whole thing is unfolding towards the epic conclusion.

            Brian L. Porter has created a gem of a novel in Glastonbury. It is among his best yet, and a story that is both realistic and epic in its scope. It is chock full of unforgettable characters, and vivid scenes. If there is one book worth buying this year then it is Glastonbury.

            While the ghosts of past warriors do battle still, with ethereal swords and fading battle cries; herein lies, guns, sex, murders and gangsters are proving that Glastonbury is not the quiet corner of England that it is made out to be!



            --Graeme S. Houston, Publisher: Balderdash International Literary Journal.






 A Third Review

Brian L. Porter has taken his amazing imagination, a lot of research and strong talent to create a tale that shows the ordinary as the extraordinary.  The same unique style so apparent in his shorter works doubles in this must-read latest. Glastonbury is guaranteed to entertain and ensnare.  ~ Kristina Dalton, Author of Vampire's Lover, The King's Right, The Ring, BooksOnboard bestseller Taken, Unleashed, and Untold

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