Chris Chan

Chris Chan is a writer, educator and historian. He works as a researcher and "International Goodwill Ambassador" for Agatha Christie Ltd. His true crime articles, reviews, and short fiction have appeared in The Strand, The Wisconsin Magazine of History, Mystery Weekly, Gilbert!, Nerd HQ, Akashic Books' Mondays are Murder webseries, The Baker Street Journal, The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories, Masthead: The Best New England Crime Stories, Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, and multiple Belanger Books anthologies. He is the creator of the Funderburke and Kaiming mysteries, a series featuring private investigators who work for a school and help students during times of crisis. The Funderburke short story "The Six-Year- Old Serial Killer" was nominated for a Derringer Award. His first book, Sherlock & Irene: The Secret Truth Behind "A Scandal in Bohemia," was published in 2020 by MX Publishing, and he is also the author of the comedic novels Sherlock's Secretary and its sequel Nessie's Nemesis. His book Murder Most Grotesque: The Comedic Crime Fiction of Joyce Porter (Level Best Books) was nominated for the 2022 Agatha Award for Best Non-Fiction. Murder Most Grotesque, Sherlock's Secretary, and his anthology Of Course He Pushed Him & Other Sherlock Holmes Stories: The Complete Collection were all nominated for Silver Falchion Awards.