Stanley Hobbes is a neat, quiet, verging on OCD obituary writer for the Edinburgh Times - who usually keeps himself to himself and hasn't had much to say after two years in the same boring job - when he unexpectedly lands a potentially huge story through a ridiculously strange obituary scenario and gets promoted to a 'proper journalist'. When he is sent to report on the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, he meets dangerous Russian dancer Marcella Dimitrieva and gets swept up in the strange and confusing world of the Fringe shows whilst inexplicably finding himself at the centre of a mystery. When the first murder takes place, Stanley feels he has to find some answers, but things just seem to get stranger and stranger. Haunted by his past and mourning the recent loss of his substantial tie collection, is Stanley completely out of his depth? And W.W.D.D - What would Data do?