IAmA dark web expert, investigative journalist and true crime author. I’ve met dark web kingpins in far flung prisons and delved the murky depths of child predator forums. I’ve written six books and over a dozen Casefile podcast episodes. AMA
I've answered a few questions about the Dark Web on AskReddit threads that have blown up and caused people to say "You should do an AMA". So here I am
As well as hanging around in the dark web for the better part of 8 years, I've also been an investigative journalist, writing for a load of different newspapers and magazines, and I'm one of the main freelance writers of scripts for the totally awesome [b]Casefile True Crime podcast[/b]
I'm the author of six True Crime books (seven if. you count the short one; eight if you count the Polish version of The Darkest Web) - Check them out here. Two of them were traditionally published, four are indie-published.
They don't have to be read in any particular order. The most comprehensive and popular dark web one is 'The Darkest Web". The most recent one is "Stalkers"
Past lives have included corporate lawyer in London and skydiving bum for a year in the USA
AMA about the dark web, true crime writing, journalism, publishing, visiting Bangkok prisons, skydiving, or whatever
EDIT: Guys, I have 19 requests for direct chats. Please don't do that. I'm not going to read or respond to any of them, sorry. I'm happy to answer any questions here for as long as you are asking them
EDIT The top comment pointed out I've failed to try and sell you anything. SO HERE: BUY MY BOOKS HERE PLEASE, I'D REALLY APPRECIATE IT
ANOTHER EDIT I've been here 9 hours and I'm really hungry. I'm also still in my pajamas. I'm going to get dressed and have something to eat, then will come back later and try to pick up any questions I've missed. Thanks everyone for getting engaged, hope it was useful
YET ANOTHER EDIT okay, I'm fed and watered, out of my PJs (not sure why, I just have to get back into them again in a few hours) and coming back for another round. My little envelope tells me there are another 58 new questions so please bear with me, and forgive me if I skip some that have been answered more than once in the thread. Here goes. *oooh, came back to someone gave me gold which means I can see which posts are new. very handy thank you!