AFTER HE WAS laid off from a publishing job, in 2009, Lewis Swan, a passionate James Bond fan primarily based in London, thought he may construct a enterprise round touring movie places seen in blockbuster British franchises like Bond and Harry Potter. Brit Film Excursions took off, but it surely wasn’t lengthy earlier than requests took an surprising flip for the homicidal. “There was an enormous urge for food for homicide crime reveals,” Mr. Swan recalled.
Through the years, he added a number of crime-focused choices to his roster, together with a Belfast strolling tour of places seen in “Line of Responsibility,” a collection centered on police corruption in an unspecified British metropolis; half- and full-day choices primarily based on “Vera,” whereby a septuagenarian detective solves grotesque killings in northeast of England; and a bus tour by way of the counties northwest of London, which within the fictive world of “Midsomer Murders” have seen greater than 250 suspicious deaths. “We’ll present folks a clip or stills of the scene to refresh their reminiscence,” Mr. Swan stated. “We’ll say ‘On this episode, so-and-so was strangled, or shot.’ It’s fairly thrilling for them.”