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Where would we be without crime’s heavies? Muscle, by Alan Trotter, reviewed

2 February 2019

9:00 AM

2 February 2019

9:00 AM

Let’s hear it for the heavies, the unsung heroes of noir crime fiction on page and screen. The genre would collapse without them. Without the threatened or actual violence they so selflessly provide, the streets would not be mean and a private eye’s career would be only slightly less risky than an estate agent’s.

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