At that moment the Fynes, still at the window and watching like a pair of private detectives
, saw a man with a long grey beard and a jovial face go up the steps helping himself with a thick stick, and knock at the door.
But there was also about him an indescribable air which no mechanic could have acquired in the practice of his handicraft however dishonestly exercised: the air common to men who live on the vices, the follies, or the baser fears of mankind; the air of moral nihilism common to keepers of gambling hells and disorderly houses; to private detectives
and inquiry agents; to drink sellers and, I should say, to the sellers of invigorating electric belts and to the inventors of patent medicines.
* Originally, they were private detectives
; but they quickly became hired fighting men of the capitalists, and ultimately developed into the Mercenaries of the Oligarchy.
The aid of the Pinkertons and of countless private detective
agencies was called in, and in addition to this thousands were upon our payroll.
With this object I engaged an agent from a private detective
firm, who entered my husband's house as a secretary--it was your second secretary, Sergius, the one who left you so hurriedly.
Summary: The man convicted of murdering British student Meredith Kercher has hired private detectives
in an attempt to clear his name.
are being drafted in by a council - to track down overdue library books.
PLANS to hire private detectives
to catch law-breaking cabbies have been defended by Rugby Borough Council.
A policeman who got the Yorkshire Ripper to confess was jailed for six months yesterday for selling confidential information from a force computer to private detectives
could be drafted in to stop illegal dumpers turning a rural country lane into an unofficial tip.
And in Wales, Catherine Coley forked out hundreds of pounds on private detectives
when her 45-year-old tortoise Terry disappeared - and she got him back.
A college course for budding private detectives
will be launched in Nottingham in September.