Welcome to The Deadbolt Dispatch

“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.”

 - Arthur Conan Doyle

The Deadbolt Mystery Society was started by brothers, Shawn and Jason Brannon. Lifelong lovers of mystery and horror, the brothers sought to make the best mystery boxes they could, taking the knowledge they had from their companion business, Deadbolt Escape Rooms, and transitioning it into a mystery that could be solved at home. From a scrappy team of two, they’ve built the brand you’re reading about now. 

Here at DMS, we’re always thinking up the creepiest, weirdest, and most intriguing stories that we can for our bestselling mystery boxes, but we’re not stopping there. We believe in the saying, “Leave no stone unturned.” You’ve enjoyed our monthly subscription boxes, but we feel there is so much more to be explored. The Deadbolt Dispatch will be your place to read intriguing stories you won’t find anywhere else, witness interesting discussions with other mystery-crafting creatives, and gather a variety of Deadbolt news regarding upcoming mystery boxes, promotions, and specials. 

Here’s what you can expect from The Deadbolt Dispatch:

  • Short stories taking place in the DMS Universe.  What part of Valley Falls have you always wanted to visit? What characters have you wanted to learn more about? What secrets have you wanted to unveil?

  • Non-fiction articles from the DMS team exploring some of our favorite shows and books as well as interviews with colleagues and friends in the mystery, paranormal, and horror fields.  Is there someone you have in mind you’d like us to interview, or a topic you’d like us to explore? Send us a tip.

  • DMS news, upcoming promotions, and bits of history of how we came to be. What have you always wanted to know about the team behind the mysteries?

Our goal with The Deadbolt Dispatch is to expand on the boxes and bring additional content your way, exploring the nooks and crannies of Valley Falls. If you’re down for the ride, we’re happy to have you riding shotgun with us - as long as you’re good with our playlist, which primarily consists of 80s rock. Think of it a bit like the soundtrack for Supernatural - a favorite show amongst our creators.

Carry on Wayward Son (or daughter)! Though we can’t promise there’ll be peace when you’re done reading some of the macabre stories and spine tingling content that we have in store.