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gumshoe

guhmshooh

  • n  someone who is a detective
  • n  a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow

  • They had learned that Jenkins hired a two-bit gumshoe named Thomas ("Papa Bear") Miller--a New Orleans operative with a long, sometimes violent criminal record.
  • Stored for two years in the vault behind Livingstone's desk, the reports were collected in 1993 and 1994 by Livingstone's friend Anthony Marceca, a civilian gumshoe with the Army's .
  • He said she hired him as a gumshoe to trail her ex-husband around the country and dig up anything illegal in his life that she could use to get him arrested.
News & Articles

  • Nose uncovers the world of Cali wine
    First there's steamy sex. Then a mysteriously unmarked bottle of wine shows up on the doorstep of wine critic Clyde Jones. He's smitten; it's the perfect cabernet. Later, his body is discovered stuck in a fermentation tank. There's an ambitious gumshoe reporter, a beautiful widow, a reclusive winemaker, a disgruntled vineyard heiress, a seedy bar called Glass Act. And more sex.
    June 22, 2013 - Isthmus
Quotes

  • David Baldacci in NPR
    I'm not talking about a typical crime novel where a gumshoe detective is trying to solve a murder,says Baldacci. "In a thriller like this, a city disappears or a war is declared or 1,000 people die."
  • Kathleen Rice in Newsday
    From there, police and prosecutors used "old-fashioned gumshoe detective work" to discover who his accomplices were, Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice said at a news conference with police Commissioner Lawrence Mulvey.
  • Sue Grafton in CBS News
    She doesn't google anybody. In those days, there wasn't DNA testing, so she does old-fashioned gumshoe work and uses her wits,Grafton says.

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