With only 30 days to find the real killer…
Rick and girlfriend Laura risk their lives tracking key suspects who had motives to kill…
Noir is hot these days. I’m not talking about the ruthless, hard-edged detectives in film noir. No, I’m talking about noir cocktails, clothing, colognes and perfumes. There’s even a vintage noir perfume that rarely shows up for sale, and when it does perfumistas are willing to shell out hundreds and hundreds of dollars for a mere [...]
Several years ago, I wrote the column “P.I. Confidential” for the organization Novelists, Inc. As the organization’s membership were published full-length commercial novelists, I geared the information to writers. At the end of the article I answer a writer’s question about her fictional PI interviewing an intoxicated suspect who confesses, out of the blue, to [...]
I’m a stepmom to five children. Of those, only one hounded me relentlessly to join me on an investigation, specifically on a surveillance.
I always told her no, which sparked conversations like this:
“Why not?” she’d ask.
“Because surveillances are not for children.”
“I rest my case.”
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When we started our private investigations agency back in 2003-2004, we invested a chunk of money in equipment upfront. We were starting on a shoestring budget (like many PIs) , so we took great care to think about what equipment we absolutely, critically needed. Our first question to ourselves was…
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Articles on Private Investigations
March marks the release of Colleen’s new novel, The Next Right Thing, a private-eye romance that features Las Vegas PI Cammie Copello. In conjunction with the book release, Colleen has written several articles on private investigations, geared for writers and others interested in the real world of private detectives. [...]Continue Reading →
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In my current release, The Next Right Thing (Harlequin Superromance, March 2013), the heroine is a private investigator. Because I am also a private investigator in real life, I didn’t have to research her career all that much. But even if I wasn’t a PI, there are ways I could [...]
I’m on deadline writing a book featuring a female private eye protagonist (what a surprise, eh?). I’m on chapter 4. Book is due April 1. Makes you want to start drinking martinis at 7 a.m., doesn’t it?
Before before I start pounding the keyboard, today I’m sharing some fun stuff, from a cool-looking [...]Continue Reading →
Happy New Year!
There’s plenty of cocktails named after the hardboiled private dicks like Philip Marlowe’s Gimlet or the intellectual detective, like the smoky Sherlock Holmes cocktail, which by the way includes Sherlock’s favorite tea, Lapsang souchong.
But there’s also a few cocktails named after some of our favorite lady sleuths, from the [...]Continue Reading →
Several yes ago, I was invited to write a novella in a Christmas story anthology. The only requirement was that each author base their story on a classic Christmas film.
I chose Miracle on 34th Street. The original film was made in 1947 and starred a young child actress named Natalie Wood. The story is [...]Continue Reading →
"A fantastic read from start to finish. Reminded me a great deal of the works of Robert Crais and Robert B Parker." ~MacKenzie Brown
January 14, 2012: Interview w/ Colleen at Chatterrific
February 3, 2012: Coffee Time Romance: The Zen Man-Read It, Wear It
February 14, 2012 Terry's Place: Lust, Ethics, and the Private Eye
February 17, 2012 Savvy Authors: Tips from a PI-Tracking the Bad Guys in Stories
February 27, 2012 Elizabeth A White blog: Do Private Eyes Solve Murders?
February 28, 2012 Book Reviews by Elizabeth A White: The Zen Man
March 10, 2012 StoreyBook Reviews: Interview and Review
March 22, 2012 Minding Spot: Book Review
April 17, 2012 Fresh Fiction: 5 Hot Private Eye Heroes
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