Richard Godwin writes raw, extreme crime fiction. He is also an oddly inquisitive interviewer. Recently, he invited me over to his hidden lair for a "chat." I liken the experience to being under the microscope of a very polite, very erudite alien abductor.
The result can be read here: Richard Godwin Interviews Pamila Payne
I highly recommend that you check out the other interviews posted as well. The man has a knack for coaxing writers off on interesting tangents. You will probably recognize his other subjects, (Paul D. Brazill, Matt Funk, Charles Gramlich, Eric Beetner just to name a few) and I'm sure you'll find them as illuminating as I did.