inquiry agent

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Noun1.inquiry agent - a private detective
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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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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 Considine's character suffer a breakdown, get pushed out of the police force and pursue a career as a 'private inquiry agent.
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.
While an investigator is days away, Sebastian Gage, a guest at the party with some experience as an inquiry agent, and Lady Keira Darby try to discover who committed the murder.