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- n. a police officer who investigates crimes
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“Dr. Blalock, there’s a police detective outside who says he has to see you.
"What did your police detective have to say about the Ginzberg death?"
Again, neither the criminalists nor the police detective said what they all were thinking.
The crossout on the meeting ledger had to be his name, which meant that he saw Kostenz’ picture and told Loftis and Claire that Ted Krugman was a police detective working on Augie’s snuff.
King’s other series, which features San Francisco police detective Kate Martinelli, is set in the present day, as is her latest novel, A Darker Place.