What do Humphry Bogart, Burt Reynolds, The Big Lebowski, and the term “Shamus” have in common?
If you look up the word “Shamus” in the dictionary, the definition is as follows: Sha-mus | noun – a Private Investigator*
Shamus has become a slang term for a Private Investigator. It was popular for many years in movies and books and still is now. In 1920, a detective story called “The Shamus” was published. In the 1920s and the 1930s, a Private Detective was commonly referred to as a “Shamus.” In the 1946 film, “The Big Sleep,” Humphrey Bogart plays a Private Detective and refers to himself as a Shamus. In 1973, Burt Reynolds starred in a comedy called “Shamus.” In 1988, the term was used in the movie “The Big Lebowski.” There is a “Shamus Award.” The Private Eye Writers of America award it for the best detective fiction genre novels and short stories of the year. It has been awarded since 1982. There is a new book out now called “Shamus Dust: Hard Winter. Cold War. Cool Murder.” by Janet Roger. “Shamus” was also the name of an Atari Video game in 1982. The main character was a robotic Detective. There was even a sequel called “Shamus: Case II.”
If you find yourself in need of a “Shamus” or Private Investigator, we can help. We will put our best Shamus on your case.
We can help with investigative areas such as:
- Surveillance – This can be for a cheating spouse/marriage infidelity problem, child custody or support situation, or a worker’s compensation/liability case.
- Missing Person/Person Locates – This can be for a lost friend or relative, a missing tenant or client, or for a legal matter to locate a witness.
- Background Searches – These can be used to supplement surveillance or person searches. Areas such as criminal records, phone searches, address searches, or property owner can be delved into.
We have helped Attorneys, insurance companies, Landlords/Landladies, private companies, and the general public for many years. We are proud to have had great success with these cases.
It doesn’t matter if you’re in Bedford Park or Battery Park City, Hell’s Kitchen, or Highbridge, we can help with the infidelity surveillance you need. Whether it is in the Bronx or Manhattan, to get the answers you deserve, the ones to call are Investigreat.
Investigreat, LLC is a recognized full-service Private Investigation Agency that is fully licensed, insured, and bonded in Jamaica, Long Island City, and CT, handling cases in Queens, NY, Brooklyn, NY, the Bronx, Manhattan, Long Island NY and all of Connecticut. Adam Dornfeld, along with his wife Terri, has been working cases from missing persons and surveillance to worker’s compensation and all general investigation services since 1992.
Investigreat LLC | Private Investigators serving Jamaica, NY, Long Island City NY, Brooklyn NY, Queens NY, Bronx NY, Westchester County NY, Long Island NY, and Connecticut.
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*Definition found on Merriam-Webster.com