So I’m writing the next Jack story, and I’ve had a picture in my head of what he looks like but I couldn’t quite figure out who it was. I keep thinking of him as looking like a teenage version of Alfalfa from The Little Rascals, but that’s not exactly right. I pictured him as a kid, but a kid you could really believe was a serial killer.

Then when I was writing just now, I described him like this:
“She could feel his eyes looking her over with the dry, analytical chilliness of a snake, as though he was sizing her up for a meal rather than sex.”

And then immediately realized who it was I’ve been picturing all along. Bad News Bears era Jackie Earle Haley!