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In the Miss Marple short story Ingots of Gold, Bill Higgins is a diver working for John Newman.

Raymond West met him when he visited his friend Newman who had a house in the village of Polperran in Cornwall. Newman was engaged upon a project to locate and salvage a load of gold said to be on board the Juan Fernandez, a sunken Spanish galleon off the Cornish coast. Higgins was assisting Newman in the salvage. Higgins was described as a wooden-faced individual, extremely taciturn and who spoke mainly in monosyllables.


Higgins is depicted in the anime show Crime of the Gold Ingots, NHK's adaptation of Ingots of Gold. The portrayal is faithful to the original and the character has a few lines but the voice actor is not credited.