Search » detective

Search     in     language   Try search in materials

Search results for tags «detective»

Found materials: 74

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.

Related tags: agatha, christie, baskerville, holmes, hound, watson

Books: A Caribbean Mystery
Agatha Christie, 1964

"Would you like to see a picture of a murderer?", Jane Marple is asked by a stranger whilst on a luxurious holiday in the Caribbean. But before she has a chance to answer, the man clams up and abruptl…

Books: A Murder Is Announced
Agatha Christie, 1950

"Chipping Cleghorn is a perfectly ordinary English village until a strange notice appears in the morning paper: ""A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29th, at Little Paddocks,…

Books: A Pocket Full of Rye
Agatha Christie, 1953

When wealthy Rex Fortescue dies while having tea, the police are baffled. Mr. Fortescue died during his morning tea in the office and the diagnosis was that a poison, taxine - a poison found as an alk…

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

Agatha Christie detective

Books: After The Funeral
Agatha Christie, 1953

After the funeral of the wealthy Richard Abernethie, his remaining family assembles for the reading of the will. The death, though sudden, was not unexpected and natural causes have been given as the …

Books: And Then There Were None
Agatha Christie, 1939

Ten people, each with a deadly secret, find themselves trapped on an island where they become the subjects of a cruel game played by a figure styling himself Mr. U. N. Owen ("Unknown"). They are kille…


© 2007–2019 Dleex.

English      German      French      Russian

For any question please write to our email e-mail