Detection Detectives

Detective

Meanings and phrases

detective

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a police officer who investigates crimes; investigator; tec; police detective
  2. an investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public

detective agency

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an agency that makes inquiries for its clients
E.g.
  • He runs a detective agency in Bangalore, Charu Bhaduri Investigation.
  • Police Inspector Andrew Houghton of a Boston-based detective agency investigated the case.
  • In the town of Vishrampur, two friends Gattu and Battu run a security and detective agency.

detective novel

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. novel in which the reader is challenged to solve a puzzle before the detective explains it at the end; mystery novel
E.g.
  • "When Eight Bells Toll" combines the genres of spy novel and detective novel.
  • In 1940 Hugh Walpole called it "The best detective novel of the last thirty years".
  • Gamespot recommended players purchase a paperback detective novel instead of this title.

detective story

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a narrative about someone who investigates crimes and obtains evidence leading to their resolution
E.g.
  • It is considered to be the first Portuguese detective story.
  • It is a kind of detective story and some reviews present it as mystery fiction.
  • Scripting of the Hindi adaptation of this cult detective story is currently in progress.

detective work

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a police investigation to determine the perpetrator; detection; detecting; sleuthing
E.g.
  • Afterwards, Holmes retires from detective work.
  • Knight continued to build his case on the evidence gathered by detective work.
  • In it the now 47-year-old Halley is father to a six-year-old daughter, Saskia, and has given up detective work.

hotel detective

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a private detective employed by a hotel or retail store; house detective; house dick

house detective

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a private detective employed by a hotel or retail store; hotel detective; house dick

police detective

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a police officer who investigates crimes; detective; investigator; tec
E.g.
  • She lives in Chicago, working as a police detective.
  • A ranting, disturbed police detective, Lt.
  • His father is a police detective in Suffolk County, New York.

private detective

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information; PI; private eye; private investigator; operative; shamus; sherlock
E.g.
  • Through him, she hires a private detective to investigate.
  • Sonia and Clive hire a private detective called Chuck Purvis.
  • Ted's private detective Davey Blalock has a stunning revelation.

store detective

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a private detective employed by a merchant to stop pilferage

detective fiction

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Her specialty was detective fiction.
  • John Straley John Straley is a poet and author of detective fiction.
  • Émile Gaboriau was a pioneer of the detective fiction genre in France.

detective series

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The film was the 10th of 16 in Falcon detective series.
  • The format of the series differs from a typical detective series.
  • In 1993 he also became a regular in the detective series "Cracker".

detective novels

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He authored 32 detective novels over the course of 18 years.
  • Her works of fiction include historical novels and contemporary detective novels.
  • The hard-boiled detective novels of the 1920s featured bitter veteran protagonists.

detective stories

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Many detective stories have police officers as the main characters.
  • Roy's created Robert Blake (Detective) series was based on Sexton Blake detective stories.
  • Piyadasa Sirisena also was the first novelist in the country to produce detective stories.

homicide detective

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • So far, three of Persson's novels feature homicide detective Evert Bäckström.
  • His new partner is Italian homicide detective, Chief Inspector Lorenzo Fabbri.
  • A few years have passed, and Max has returned to work for the NYPD as a homicide detective.

fictional detective

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Mason and features his fictional detective Inspector Hanaud.
  • The latter introduced the fictional detective C. Auguste Dupin.
  • (See the page List of fictional detective for younger readers for a fuller listing.)
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