Anybody with enough reason to hire a private dick probably knew it already.
I put a private dick on the job to trace him.
As a private dick, you seem to have a lot of friends in the wrong camp.
Guys like them might figure it wouldn't be bad business to have a private dick on their pay roll for a few days.
They were thinking of the private dicks who had come with the bankers.
The private dick was a secret lieutenant of the big shot.
The private dick told Clyde to wait until he came back.
"They know more than they've said," decided the private dick.
So clear you needed only a legislative aide and not a private dick to find them.
"It would take more than a private dick to bother me," he said.