BD - Adultery, drug-dealing, murder in contemporary Glasgow.
MM - You have another 21. Tell us some more:
BD - Psychopath on the loose, an assassination in Kelvingrove Park, a planned terrorist atrocity – all set against a background of religious bigotry.
MM - Why write crime?
BD - The kind of books I most enjoy reading are humour and crime, so it seemed natural to try writing in these genres.
MM - I don’t normally ask about a writer’s age - but I’ll make an exception with you – what age are you?
BD - While I was working, I wrote humorous articles for various newspapers and magazines, but it wasn't until I retired that I found time to try my hand at writing novels. In fact, Black Mail is the first novel I've had published by a conventional publisher, but I previously self-published a humorous spy novel, entitled The Pheasant Plucker.
MM - Just turned 70 and your debut (traditionally published) novel is just out. I'm sure a lot of aspiring authors out there will take great heart from hearing that. What’s next for Bill Daly?
BD -My publisher wants we to write a series of Glasgow-based crime novels featuring DCI Charlie Anderson. The second in the series, Double Mortice, will be published early in 2015 and I'm currently working on the next one - so I'm being kept pretty busy.
MM - You live in France, why not set your book there instead of Glasgow?
BD - I've never felt like that. But the circumstances are different. It's more than thirty years since I left Scotland - and when I was living there, I wasn't doing any writing. But I get back to Glasgow three or four times a year, so in many ways I don't feel I have ever left.