Rogue: Gareth Spark

  1. Who’s your Rogue?

Hi. My rogue is John Lee Dixon, a deserter from the US Army hiding in the Underworld of blitzed out and war beaten Britain. After his girl is murdered, he takes on the gangsters and spivs of the East End the only way he knows how, with ol’ fashioned Appalachian retribution and a LOT of bullets.

  1. What crime would you really want to get away with?

I’d like to ramraid the Bestseller list with a novel filled with furious anger…either that or rob a casino…preferably whilst wearing a tuxedo.

  1. What author can’t you do without?

The early Hemingway is kind of a spiritual big brother of mine, and always will be (this is pre-Safari and millionaire lifestyle Hem)…but I’d give up all the Hemingway in the world rather than lose Cormac McCarthy….

  1. What movie best captures the criminal life?

The criminals I’ve known have been more along the lines of Trainspotting than Goodfellas: tracksuit wearing predators, haunting the dole queue and the off licence and, above all, avoiding the dentist. Sexy Beast , however, best approximated the lives of some retired ‘gentlemen’ I knew in Spain, particularly in the opening third of the movie. It was quite authentic.

  1. Are you a criminal mastermind or just a mild-mannered dreamer?

Both probably, depending on who you asked.

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