I love the stories where we think we know the crime and then, we find out we didn't know the crime.
Gene Hackman played in a movie like that about fifteen years ago: Heist. David Mamet directed it and the work is wonderful.
I like criminals doing crime stuff.
I like twists and turns and where black becomes white then bleeds red all over the ground.
I don't mind violence if it contributes to the story. I just need the story.
I need to write more stories where the good guys are bad guys. There just aren't enough of those to go around.