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A detective is an investigator, either a member of a police agency or a private person. Private detectives usually operate commercially and are licensed. They may be known as private investigators (P.I.s or "Private I's", hence the play-on-words, "Private Eyes"). Informally, and primarily in fiction, a detective is any licensed or unlicensed person who solves crimes, including historical crimes, or looks into records.

Detective work typically requires a great deal of walking or "footwork", hence the slang terms "flatfoot" and "gumshoe". The term "gumshoe" refers to an inexpensive shoe with "gum rubber", soles that were believed to be quieter due to their softness, thus helping detectives operate in stealth.

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Books: Partners In Crime
Agatha Christie, 1929

Partners In Crime


"The Beresford's old friend, Mr. Carter (who works for an unnamed government intelligence agency) arrives bearing a proposition for the adventurous duo. They are to take over 'The International Detect…

Books: Parker Pyne Investigates
Agatha Christie, 1934

Parker Pyne Investigates


"Christopher Parker Pyne is a retired government employee who considers himself to be a ""detective of the heart."" He works alongside his neurotic assistant Miss Lemon, novelist Ariadne Oliver, hands…

Books: Adventure Of The Christmas Pudding And Other Stories
Agatha Christie, 1960

Adventure Of The Christmas Pudding And Other Stories


Agatha Christie detective

Books: The Casebook Of Hercule Poirot
Agatha Christie, 2008

The Casebook Of Hercule Poirot


Agatha Christie detective

Books: Film Directing Fundamentals, Second Edition: See Your Film Before Shooting

Film Directing Fundamentals, Second Edition: See Your Film Before Shooting


This book taught me that making a film is an alive and organic process rather than a lab experiment in search of the perfect formula. Proferes' concepts of spine and fulcrum for example, are essential…

Books: The Circular Staircase
Agatha Christie, 2008

The Circular Staircase


Agatha Christie detective
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