I had him followed for a week by a private investigator.
Then another ten years trying to make a success of being a private investigator.
So I started reading about private investigators and got interested.
In that sense, he is something of a private investigator himself.
"There must be some reason why you're coming to me, rather than a private investigator or the police."
It was also said that the paper made use of private investigators.
When that was done, he looked at the private investigator.
What the police didn't turn up, my private investigator did.
The private investigator was paid for a job with the film.
But a local private investigator was also watching him, and he couldn't understand that.
Up to about a year ago he was a private detective, but has no work now.
I really didn't understand why he needed a private detective.
Not at all what I thought a private detective's office would look like.
Your mother says you told her he was a private detective?
You don't need a private detective to make a run like that.
What if the only thing she saw in him was an opportunity to play private detective?
Why do you have all the private detectives running around the last couple of days?
She tried to run away once, but he sent a private detective after her.
We had more than our share of private detectives for a while.
You didn't need a private detective to check them out.
Time was when private eyes were anything but thinking men.
Any private eye wants to play ball with the police.
But not as easily when people know I'm a private eye.
This showed I was a still a pretty good private eye.
A minute later, the private eye walked from the building toward the car.
Didn't look like any private eye Harry had ever seen.
I'll play private eye for three days, and I'm out of here.
"It could have been the office of a private eye."
Wonder if I can get a job after this as a private eye.
West was one of the first female "private eyes" to ever appear on television.
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.