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Brilliant introduction to Kevin Sampson’s new Liverpool-based detective DCI Billy McCartney

March 25, 2013

The brilliant 7Streets, an indispensable guide to Liverpool cultural life, has an excellent guide to the inspiration behind writing a novel by Kevin Sampson. It’s thoroughly recommended.

Sampson’s new novel, The Killing Pool, is a Liverpool noir with the central character DCI Billy McCartney. One thing that you can guarantee with Sampson is that the dialogue will be pitch perfect, the man has displayed an extraordinary ear for chatter through his 15 year career.

I might stick up a scan of my interview with the old boy from 15 years ago when he was promoting his first novel  Awaydays. I would do, but it’s an atrociously written interview.

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