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Detective

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

Detective profession has two branches in the United States. One branch consists of special plainclothes officers in federal, state, and especially local law enforcement agencies. These...

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Detective

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

Detective profession has two branches in the United States. One branch consists of special plainclothes officers in federal, state, and especially local law enforcement agencies. These...

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Detective

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Powerful Anglo-American Led Zeppelin -inspired supergroup fronted by actor and ex-Silverhead vocalist Michael Des Barres (b. 24 January 1948, London, England) and ex-Yes keyboard player...

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Detective

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 267 words.

Powerful Anglo-American Led Zeppelin -inspired supergroup fronted by actor and ex-Silverhead vocalist Michael Des Barres (b. 24 January 1948,

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Detective

David Ray Papke.

in The Oxford Companion to American Law

January 2002; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 872 words.

Detective profession has two branches in the United States. One branch consists of special plainclothes officers in federal, state, and

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detective

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 85 words.

[M19th]

The development of an organized police force demanded a word such as detective, and it was duly formed in

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Darwinian Detectives

Norman A. Johnson.

July 2007; p ublished online September 2007 .

Book. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology. 256 pages.

Some six million years ago, two branches of the evolutionary tree diverged: one that led to chimpanzees and bonobos, and one that led to us. Extraordinary advances in our ability to obtain...

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Armchair Detective

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Is a phrase that describes a type of fictional detective who solves crimes solely on the basis of secondhand information, rather than through personal observation of evidence. The first...

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Private Detective

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The private detective is one of the three main types of fictional detective, the others being the amateur detective and the police detective. Although characters who may be described as ...

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Amateur Detective

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The first detective of the mystery genre was an amateur. In Edgar Allan Poe's story “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” (1841; in Graham's Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine, Apr. 1841) ...

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Surrogate Detective

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The term “surrogate detective” is applied to characters who solve crimes yet who are neither amateur nor professional detectives. Like the accidental sleuth, the surrogate sleuth may simply...

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