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gumshoe

(ˈgəmˈʃu)
n. a policeman or a detective. (Underworld. Also a term of address. So named for wearing silent, gum-rubber soles.) Has that gumshoe been around asking questions again?
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Gumshoe [R] is a way to do both; help the environment and help homeowners protect their most important investment.
And so for the next 90 minutes we chatted away over cheesecake and decaf, animatedly comparing the courage, brains, and wry wit of our favorite gumshoes, reminding me once again that while detective stories are regularly scorned as low-grade pulp, these mysteries remain the most pervasive and popular genre of modern literature-outselling all competitors and getting translated into languages from Arabic to Zulu.
Technology and law enforcement; from gumshoe to gamma rays.
THE unlikely gumshoe in this detective tale of ancient Rome is Claudia, a spy for the Empress Helena (mother of the Emperor Constantine) and known to all and sundry as "the little mouse".
Players are rated each round from worst to best scores as a Wet-Nosed Rookie, Hard-Boiled Gumshoe, Caper King or a Master Sleuth.
It's a noir thriller in the gumshoe tradition of Raymond Chandler.
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This business sector likes to call itself "private corporate intelligence," but it is really the 21st century's answer to the old-fashioned gumshoe.
Reader Parker is terrific as the imperturbable gumshoe.
Chang, a lawyer who worked for two decades in China, has written an impassioned book that rests on penetrating diagnoses and old-fashioned gumshoe reporting, conducting interviews with everyone from the high-and-mighty to the common peasant.
She plays the estranged daughter of former cop turned divorced gumshoe Lorcan Cranitch.
Paranoia ran amok as Celtic fans convinced themselves the Ayrshire whistler was a Rangers man, and they called in a gumshoe to tail McCluskey.
Elmer Gumshoe, the Fitness Farm Tree Detective, doesn't have time to identify all the trees in the forest by himself.
At least on paper it's easy to see what attracted DeGeneres to the project: the opportunity to play a tough-as-nails gumshoe in a twisty film noir.
Murder, My Sweet" (1944): Starring Dick Powell and Claire Trevor, the film captures perfectly the sharp wit and style of Raymond Chandler's novel "Farewell, My Lovely," about a gumshoe Philip Marlowe searching for a missing moll named Velma.