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Synonyms for gumshoe

a person whose work is investigating crimes or obtaining hidden evidence or information

Synonyms for gumshoe

someone who is a detective

a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow

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Once the tube reached the Gumshoe [R] barrier it essentially stopped.
Only this time, Black indulges his fascination for pulpy detective novels by creating a fast-talking noir thriller that pays homage to the gumshoe tradition of films like Farewell My Lovely, but in a contemporary Los Angeles setting.
I had a booth at the Junior League Holiday Mart in Denver and was ironically placed across from the Gumshoe Girls.
Gumshoe weblogger JULIAN SANCHEZ explains how "dilettante swarms" on the Net, himself among them, quickly unraveled a gun research riddle and solved "The Mystery of Mary Rosh" (page 16).
Maybe those disciplines were effective in plotting her wildly popular Tamara Hayle mysteries about a sassy, take-no-junk gumshoe.
Part American gumshoe and part Fantomas, Le Poulpe is the title character of a thriving series of French mystery novels that are as much literary phenomenon as political bombshell.
Maybe, then, we ought to do a little investigating of our own, an examination of the gumshoe conscience.
Thus for the bug-savvy gumshoe, a maggot's biological clock can provide a highly accurate measure of a body's postmortem interval, or PMI -- a variable that very much interests murder investigators.
With the pervasiveness of information online, its now easy for individuals to simply Google and gumshoe their way around, using guerilla tactics to dig up leads and contact data online.
It's the 1970s, and with the era of peace and love fast receding into the rear-view mirror, we meet permanentlystoned gumshoe Doc (Joaquin Phoenix).
A Walk Among The Tombstones 114mins 15 LIAM Neeson is a cynical gumshoe tasked with finding out who killed a kidnap victim in this enjoyably nasty thriller, adapted from Lawrence Block's book.
Five-time Hugo Award winner Mike Resnick presents Cat on a Cold Tin Roof, a mystery novel starring one-bill-away-from-bankruptcy gumshoe Eli Paxton.
It''s a genuinely funny game of nudge nudge, wink wink, with the drop-deadgorgeous Robert Downey Jr as a petty thief who winds up playing gumshoe.
He is gumshoe Harry Angel on the trail of a missing musician.
This one though features female gumshoe Sunny Randall, star of another fledgling series.