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house detective

A detective employed by a retail store, hotel, or other establishment to prevent theft or misconduct by patrons.

house′ detec`tive

an employee, esp. of a department store or hotel, employed to prevent thefts.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: detective - a private detective employed by a hotel or retail store
private detective, private eye, private investigator, shamus, sherlock, operative, PI - someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information
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After seeing her builders flee in terror, Doreen covered her cellar opening with a trap door and called in BBC2's House Detective team to help solve the mystery.
Dark and sinister indeed, but children will love it, along with the rather odd characters that crop up along the way - Charlie Twinkle Toes Tweedy, the house detective, and Mr Peach, a ventriloquist who boasts an unfeasibly large moustache.
Death In Holy Orders shows that the country house detective story still lives but it would have been nice to show that it had a bit more life in it.
The Stews at Broughton Green near Hanbury in Worcestershire has a contemporary look to confuse the house detective on the lookout for its 17th century origins.
One recent discovery was a 1957 Pyramid paperback--I Was a House Detective, by Dev Collans with Stewart Sterling.
PEOPLE are being urged to turn house detective to help research and record Berwick's historic buildings.
In the city's conservation unit Steve Corbett insists the Lodge needs a good house detective to confirm its provenance and says he will be delighted to work with English Heritage on the project, with a view to finally getting it listed.
Pilots currently in the works for the 2003-2004 season include three dramas for UPN: Kamelot, a futuristic version of the King Arthur legend, from Miramax Television and Abandon Entertainment; The Edge, following two young FBI detectives and an undercover DEA agent, from 20th Century Fox, and Vegas Dick, about an ex-con man who becomes the house detective at a hip Las Vegas casino, from Original Television and 20th.
The couple have opened their home to the TV series House Detective and they've discovered that the building was once home to Carol's ancestors.
But she was stopped by a house detective as she left the store.
uk - An ideal site for those researching the history of their home, House Detective provides a framework for users to follow, has tips on where to get information and features a really interesting case study.
Roles available are: Reece, a businessman age 30 and 70; Jessica, his first wife age 25 and 45; Ruella, his second wife age 45; Julian, his business associate age 45 and 65; Phoebe (Poopay), a sex specialist age 33; and Harold, a house detective age 35 and 55.

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