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.  To read an article, click on the link:

Female PIHow Dangerous Is It to Be a Female Private Eye? (Morgen Bailey blog)

Six Tips for Writing a Private Eye Character (Savvy Authors)

Lessons in Storytelling: The 1944 Noir film DOUBLE INDEMNITY (Colleen Collins Books)

Looking Under the Alibi: The Work of a Legal Investigator (Beth Groundwater blog)


Praise for The Next Right Thing

Click on cover to go to book's Amazon page

Click on cover to go to book’s Amazon page


“A heart-warming family story set against the razzle-dazzle of Vegas.  Private investigator Cammie Copello is charming and fearless!” ~USA Today Best-selling Author Cassie Miles

“Colorful, skillful description and lively, fully fleshed-out characters contribute to this great read.” ~RT Book Reviews

To read a book excerpt of The Next Right Thing, click here.

To order print or ebook copies of The Next Right Thing, click here.