Law enforcement was something of a family business: Two uncles were police officers and his grandfather was a private detective.
And in this, her third book about private detective Jackson Brodie, she is clearly more interested in other, newer characters.
Frustrated by the Portuguese authorities, they hired their own private detective to follow up on countless sightings and leads.
Back in 2009, Crone told Parliament that the phone-hacking allegations concerned only one rogue reporter and a private detective.
The very next morning,” Lorsch recalled, “I hired a private detective and found the bankruptcy.
Then a private detective was engaged to be on the watch, to take into custody whoever called for the bundle.
It's just as well you left the private detective business and went on the stage.
I do not suppose there is any harm in my hiring a private detective.
But I know a private detective who's worked for clients of mine.
You will, perhaps, understand when I say I am a private detective.