Tyckte bloggposten ”Top Ten Clichés in Crime Fiction” på Mulholland Books sajt var rätt bra. Som nummer sju, ”The snitch as cannon fodder”:
You know that joke about how it was always the crewmembers in red shirts who were killed on Star Trek? In crime fiction it’s the snitch. They’re a safe kill—not so virtuous that we really feel bad, not so integral to the main cast that we’re terribly shocked. But they’ve usually got a strong enough relationship with the protagonist that you know some bloody vengeance is coming down the pike.