How to use detective in a sentence

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A detective is dealing with both complaints and has personally spoken with the complainants.
A literary detective story is still a detective story and aficionados of the whodunit won't be disappointed.
She began writing Cybill Disobedience 10 years ago after the cancellation of Moonlighting, the detective caper co-starring Bruce Willis.
James has transformed the detective genre, among other ways, by giving her novels carefully rendered settings.
Partners in Crime is a whodunit with a television twist of combining the detective with his FBI agent ex-wife.
He was like a thick-witted detective at a crime scene, unable to make sense of clues right before his eyes.
The detective yarn is one of the most formally defined modes of storytelling.
Since then he has kept returning to them, trying to find the real essential story behind the detective yarns.
This intriguing and maddening novel is a curious amalgam of detective mystery, period romance, and fictional memoir.
Sherlock Holmes, the fictional Victorian detective whose global popularity continues to this day, has had more imagined resurrections than Elvis.
The detective is hired by a young woman, legally a minor, to find out who murdered her father.
The straight-shooting, hard-drinking, hard-hitting, private detective has been a staple of American cinema for almost sixty years.
He was perfectly cast as the slick detective who played as cool as his perfectly tailored suits.
Alone at his desk, the detective glances up at the black login screen displayed on the computer monitor.
If you think your spouse is two-timing you, you're probably right, says a detective who specializes in matrimonial work.
The detective on the case was one of the victims and Carmen felt as if she had done all she could.
Ace detective Harry Bosch is also on the case in other exciting Michael Connelly crime-fiction novels.
Chelmsford's new detective inspector has vowed to purge the town of criminals through a hard-line proactive attitude to crime.
A year later he was promoted to detective inspector, based in Leyland, and after two years he joined Lancashire's drug squad.
Criticism that police may have been slow in responding was rejected by detective inspector Watson.
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