There is a lightness of touch, a real sense of fun, as if the private eye, Cayetano Brulé, is on tip-toes.
His widow gave the private eye a box full of tapes marked “JACKSON” that her husband had been working on.
The hero is one Kinsey Millhone, who sounds less like a private eye than a natural-gas concern.
Did you ever want to use your reporting and observation skills to be a private eye?
Johnny Depp has a pretty sizeable role in Tusk as the Montreal private eye Guy LaPointe.
His college classmate, Bill Marshall, is a South Florida private eye.
And Cormoran Strike is a private eye whose company I would share again no matter whose name is on the dust jacket.
In his pocket was a great bunch of newspaper clippings, intended for the private eye of the new Mrs. De Foe's one-time secretary.
I felt like flashing a twenty at him like a private eye did in the old tough-books, but I knew it wouldn't work.
Morays professions to Elizabeth may have been a blind, but his letters for Marys private eye have a more genuine air.
A private detective; a private investigator; pi (entry form 1908+, variant 1938+)