The abandoned Lincoln Oakbank Brewery is slowly being reclaimed by nature. Now a haven for climbing plants, birds and clusters of spiders, the skeleton of the original five-storey tower is as beautiful as it is sad. I know little of the history of the brewery or when it closed, though a single abandoned shoe appeared to suggest something sinister in the site’s more recent history.
I had an early morning chat with the crew from NovaFM on the Assassin tour, clutching my cup of coffee like a lifeline. We talked about the writing process, criminal investigation and the difficulties of researching the dark side of society.