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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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Gumshoe Rock is a knock-your-socks-off mystery with a healthy dose of graveyard humor.
G h P d ti l Gumshoe Productions were also granted permission to film in Glen Nevis in the Highlands, where it used a helicopter, a vehicle fitted with a camera and a drone.
Mercedes will be familiar to readers of a certain age who grew up on gumshoe fiction.
Once the tube reached the Gumshoe [R] barrier it essentially stopped.
And if newspapers nationwide use old-fashioned gumshoe reporting to augment the many data sets released during the coming year, our collective efforts will bring meaningful perspective to one of the most important stories of our time."
After war service in the US Army, Hayes left journalism to write radio scripts, including a series on Sam Spade, Dashiell Hammett's gumshoe.
TNT, which has scored with femme gumshoe skeins "The Closer" and "Saving Grace," will add two more originals to its slate this year, Steven Bochco's legal ensemble "Raising the Bar" and Dean Devlin's actioner "Leverage." Another series is on deck for next year, "Truth in Advertising," starring Eric McCormack and Tom Cavanagh.
Awesome extras (love the brown piping!) help you avoid the gumshoe look.
In Epitaph for a Tramp, for example, Markson's gumshoe, Harry Fannin, finds typed on a piece of paper in a suspected murderer's apartment: "And it is my conclusion that The Recognitions is not merely the best American first novel...." Markson is certainly correct that there is no essential connection between his genre work and the rest of his writing, but to litterateurs who can't find the fun in these early potboilers, one wants to say, with one of Markson's characters: "Chew nails, huh?"--DAVID COZY
Snow, Technology And Law Enforcement: From Gumshoe to Gamma Rays.
Judges praised WKRG-TV its "aggressive use of the Freedom of Information Act and dogged gumshoe detective work....
Join the Welsh Clouseau, Detective Inspector Gethin Gumshoe, as he delves into the operatic underworld to find out whodunit.
Mickey Spillane, the macho mystery writer who wowed millions of readers with the sex and violence of gumshoe Mike Hammer, has died.
Nate Heller, a resourceful ex-cop turned gumshoe, knows everybody who is anybody, from champion prizefighter Barney Ross to "Mr.
(1) The concept behind CSI is that, in the case of more heinous crimes such as homicide, it is less the detecting abilities of the old-style "gumshoe" and more the hard-nosed forensic work of the police science laboratory which solves the crime in the 21st century.