Montalbán endowed his Catalan gumshoe with an equally impressive set of quirks that are aired and explored in each book.
In some ways, The Hypnotist hews closer to the American gumshoe tradition.
The book on which I was doing all the gumshoe reporting, Godtalk, is now a time capsule.
(Variations: gum boot or gumfoot or gumheel or gumshoe man) A police officer, esp a detective or plainclothes officer: It made him a good gumshoeverb
[1906+; fr gumshoe, ''rubber-soled shoe'']