Roger Hobbs Raps Cicero
"I don't seem like the criminal type. But I am, and so are you."
THE RESEARCH PROCESS
On the deep web, on the secret web, on the encrypted web, I found websites where I could chat with hit men. You can buy everything online -- from sex, to guns, to bombs, to poisons, to every possible drug you could imagine - even antibiotics."
"Film noir has a really terrific dialogue style. The intense mood, shading and setting combines with the banter that I wanted to make modern in my dialogue."
ON CRIME WRITING
"Everybody is obsessed with building a public persona. So much of the face we put on for the world is just an act. By constantly performing, we try to jam ourselves into a culture where we might not really fit."
WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE
"The difference between good and evil is something you have to work at."
ADVICE TO WRITERS
"Write short stories."