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Drinking With a Murderer: How Campbell McConachie accidentally befriended a notorious contract killer

October 10, 2017

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Campbell McConachie spliceI first met Lindsey Rose playing pool at The Burwood Hotel in 1988. I was two years out of high school. He’d already committed three murders. None of us knew.‘ – Campbell McConachie.

Cheryl Akle spoke with Campbell about his harrowing discovery that his drinking buddy Lindsey Rose is an Australian contract killer, who was sentenced in January 1998 to five consecutive terms of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

In his book The Fatalist, Campbell is informed by the science of criminal psychology, court documents and transcripts, correspondence and many interviews with Lindsey Rose in the notorious Goulburn Supermax prison.

His account is a fascinating journey into the life and mind of a multiple murderer.

Podcast Guest: Campbell McConachie 

Campbell McConachie grew up in Sydney, Bahrain and Papua New Guinea. He has worked in the finance industry for twenty years. He studied Post-Graduate English at the University of Sydney and completed a Masters of Arts (Creative Writing) and Western Sydney University. He interviewed Lindsey Rose in prison more than twenty-five times for The Fatalist, his first book.

Duration: 28 mins.

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