With only 30 days to find the real killer…
Rick and girlfriend Laura risk their lives tracking key suspects who had motives to kill…
I love private eye characters, stories and film as much as the next guy or gal…but sometimes I groan out loud when a writer doesn’t bother to do a bit of research to add at least a whiff of realism to a private investigator’s actions. After co-owning a private detective agency [...]Continue Reading →
What is it like being a married private-eye team? In the ten years experience my husband and I owned a private detective agency, we found it to be, for the most part, fun. We had our tense moments, but we enjoy each other’s company and love to make each other laugh, so when [...]Continue Reading →
The First Official Female Private Eye
Kate Warne is viewed by many to be the first female private detective in the U.S. Perhaps a better way to say it is, she’s the first official female private detective, as she was the initial woman hired by the established Pinkerton National Detective Agency, the nationally recognized private [...]Continue Reading →
Besides working as a private investigator, I love reading the private eye genre. And there’s plenty of wonderful writers out there crafting compelling stories featuring private eye protagonists. I should know–for the last three years I’ve been honored to be a judge for the Private Eye Writers of America, and in this capacity [...]Continue Reading →
Hooray for Hollywood
Gotta love Hollywood and its take on reality. Sometimes my PI-husband and I watch a movie starring a fictional private eye and we laugh at the implausibility of a situation. To be fair, some movies get PIs right, but sometimes they set up a scenario that’s more dramatic than realistic and we [...]Continue Reading →
I just read today how Farmer’s Insurance has an ad out where Rickie Fowler plays a 70s-like private eye working undercover on a golf course…brought back memories of a case we worked where we went undercover as golfers, following a tryst-ing couple who were playing golf. Only problem, I didn’t have [...]Continue Reading →
Today I’m sharing some slides from a presentation my husband-PI-partner and I gave last April at the Pikes Peak Writers Conference. The conference took place in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado, which over the last few weeks has been devastated by fires. A mystery writer we know lost her home in that fire, and [...]Continue Reading →
Despite the thousands of private investigators throughout the U.S. (P.I. Magazine estimates there to be approximately 60,000), and the wide variety of specializations (from insurance investigators to accident reconstruction specialists to pet detectives), many people still view private investigators as Sam Spade clones. Meaning, they’re men, they’re tough, they carry heat, [...]Continue Reading →
"Great humor. Great dialogue. Author did a great job of establishing the relationship between Rick and Laura. It never overshadowed the mystery, but it made the book truly multi-dimensional."
~New York Times best-selling author Dorien Kelly
"A fantastic read from start to finish. Reminded me a great deal of the works of Robert Crais and Robert B Parker."
"A real page turner. I enjoyed this book full of suspense and surprises. I have never read this author before but will look for her next surprise."
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