Sir, what a wonderful subject for the armchair detective is that of British railway history!
This is one of three books of short stories featuring Orczy's armchair detective, and although the first published it is second chronologically.
Despite his vanity about his own talents, Bill Owen is a nondescript armchair detective.
Tyson said with a touch of sarcasm, "I've heard of armchair detectives.
Perhaps it's a cheap shot for an armchair detective to whine about the caution of dedicated and exceptionally hard-working investigators.
She replied, "Karl is the typical armchair detective."
The urgency of the threat has even led doctors not involved in investigating the outbreak to try to aid their colleagues by being armchair detectives.
As the armchair detective never sees any of the investigation, the reader can attempt to solve the mystery on the same terms as the detective.
Her character The Old Man In the Corner was among the earliest armchair detectives to be created.
In the person of armchair detective Tabaret, nicknamed Père Tireauclair, (lit.