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private detective

an individual privately employed to investigate a crime, keep watch on a suspected person, or make other inquiries
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The private detectives have also earned their keep by tracking overdue book borrowers who owe a small fortune in fines.
Councillors are set to discuss the issue of private detectives at a cabinet meeting tonight.
I hope that the private detectives hired by the McCanns find her and clear the family once and for all, so they can be left in peace.
PRIVATE detectives have been hired to spy on problem neighbours.
Summary: Private detectives hired by Madeleine McCann's parents are believed to be hunting a "Victoria Beckham lookalike".
Sandra has been registered as a missing person to Cape Town police and it is understood that private detectives have searched for her in city horse racing circles.
Summary: Private detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann want to speak to a man who is currently on remand in jail.
Serpent's Tail, pounds 12"Where I come from they don't have private detectives," says Mosley's black hero, Easy Rawlins - by day a janitor, by night a problem-solver for black people with nowhere to turn.
South Wales Police say they may even call in private detectives to trace the malingerers.
Summary: The father of Madeleine McCann has returned to Portugal to advise private detectives filming a reconstruction of her disappearance.
Private detectives working for the CWS videoed secret meetings between Regan and Lyons.
With the help of private detectives and secret cameras this series unpicks their every move and morsel to find out what determines their size.