Would you recomend paying someone for information? For instance, if I found a hair at the crime scene, and asked the barber if it was a certain person, and they clammed, should I pay them for an answer that might be "no"?
Augusta, bribes are an mportant part of the game, however you should try to narrow things down as much as possible before paying them. Also you can only pay one bribe per townie per case so after that you are out of luck. I would recomend paying bribes, though you should not pay for asking about anyone you know can not be guilty, if they have a good alibi , just ignore them, act as if they do not exist and never ask questions about them.