James Scott Bell
Manliness: The Robert Mitchum Way
Woodland Hills, Cal.: Compendium Press, 2016
“A man must defend his home, his wife, his children and his Martini.” — Jackie Gleason
As the direct descendent of one of England’s greatest detectives, I have of course followed with interest the development of the genre, especially the rather more brutal American branch, so different from granddad’s genteel country house affairs.