I am Dan, a late 20’s  writer, comedian and artist, based in deep south London, and a collector of classic crime fiction, particularly of Locked Room Mysteries. If someone is shot, stabbed, strangled, bludgeoned, poisoned (etc.) inside a room which is locked from the inside, with no possible means of escape, yet the killer has vanished, I’m there.

So, what can you expect from me? Well, I love writing about: 

The mechanics and atmospheres of locked room mysteries old and new like this

Gender, sexuality, race and feminist subjects in crime fiction like this

Obscure, curious and forgotten crime books, like this

And my favourite second hand bookshops from everywhere I travel, like this

And I am now running a podcast series on classic locked room mysteries with fellow blogger JJ at The Invisible Event – you can find the podcast here

And I love to discuss this stuff,  so please post up your thoughts, questions, ideas and disagreements!

I hope you enjoy something of my esoteric thoughts and it inspires you to seek out more crime in weird and wonderful places.

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