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.
But theres nothing I can do; Im in with gumshoe worse than ever.
Mr. Pepper don't like the idea, though, of doin' the gumshoe sneak.
Why, honest, Reggie, even the gumshoe just eats out of his hand.
And consider the appropriateness of the figures of speech, as gumshoe would say.
Lets whoop her up for gumshoe, and avoid any daffy questions about being quizzled by the Head.
To heck with the gumshoe; bounds are off for the afternoon anyway.
I'm sure the gumshoe when it comes to pipin' a man off so's I got his photograph in my eye.
(Variations: gum boot or gumfoot or gumheel or gumshoe man) A police officer, esp a detective or plainclothes officer: It made him a good gumshoe
[1906+; fr gumshoe, ''rubber-soled shoe'']