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Danny Marshall was born and raised in Halifax, West Yorkshire - for those unfamiliar, it's an industrial town in the north of England.
Known for the infamous 'Halifax Gibbet' - the vicious medieval execution device built to enforce the town's harsh laws and whose reputation inspired the famous line 'From Hell, Hull, and Halifax, Good Lord deliver us!' - the area is crammed with a history of murderous violence. From the wild windswept moors to the steep dark valleys, the rugged Pennine landscape is marinated in blood and intrigue and it's this landscape that directly inspired his first novel 'Ferine'.
Growing up in these surroundings, reading local tales and secretly staying up late to watch old horror films, it's no wonder his head was filled with the macabre. He weaves myths and legends with modern ideas to create contemporary stories with a distinctly British voice.
In 2015 he was selected as a winner of the Northern Crime competition, with his short story 'Intruder' being published in the 2016 anthology Northern Crime One. He has just completed his second novel, 'Gruinard' - a locked room mystery which takes place in a scientific research facility on an isolated Scottish island, and is working to finish his third novel, 'Flies, Entwined' - a macabre locked room mystery set once again in his home county of Yorkshire.
Star Wars nerd, zombie geek, monster enthusiast, and Hitchcock fan, he lives in a leaky old cottage on a windy hillside with his new son and long suffering partner, two pampered hounds, and hordes of uninvited mice.
He works for a bank to fund his writing habit, and can often be found roaming the Calder Valley in search of mythical beasts.