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.
BACK in 1963, Liverpool-born private inquiry agent
Mike McNeil, 38, was walking from his office in an alleyway off Fleet Street, in London, when a woman in shades and a headscarf threw bleach in his face.
Paddy Considine returns as the tenacious private inquiry agent
Jack Whicher in The Suspicions of Mr Whicher series.
The previous Whicher films, inspired by real-life Scotland Yard detective Jonathan 'Jack' Whicher, saw Paddy's character suffer a breakdown, get pushed out of the police force and pursue a career as a "private inquiry agent
" The previous Whicher films, inspired by real-life Scotland Yard detective Jonathan 'Jack' Whicher, saw Considine's character suffer a breakdown, get pushed out of the police force and pursue a career as a 'private inquiry agent
SUNDAY, STV, 9.05PM NEW The Suspicions of Mr Whicher Paddy Considine, left, returns as Victorian detective Whicher, no longer an inspector for the Met but now a private inquiry agent
. TONIGHT, BBC1, 10.20PM Kevin Bridges: Live At The Referendum WITH 12 days to go before Scotland's big day, Kevin Bridges hosts a special night of comedy to celebrate our country.
She asked me to suggest an inquiry agent
So Susan turns to Jack (Paddy Considine), now a 'private inquiry agent
' for help.