The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines ‘gumshoe’ as “a person whose job is to find information about someone or something : a private detective.”
I grew up reading gumshoe detective novels, especially Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer series and found Spillane’s voice to be soothing in a strange sense.
Imagine my surprise when the writer of a blog I follow started writing Dearie.
The blog belongs to Bruce Dodson.
Hop on over and scroll back through his posts to the first entry of Dearie and read it.