With only 30 days to find the real killer…
Rick and girlfriend Laura risk their lives tracking key suspects who had motives to kill…
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 →
We were on surveillance yesterday, parked in front of a house for sale located across the street from the real house we were surveilling. Residential neighborhoods are tough places to conduct surveillances because most people know their neighbors and the vehicles they drive, so a PI in a strange vehicle can really stick out. If […]Continue Reading →
While driving home last night, I heard one of my favorite bands from a long-ago era: The Flying Burrito Brothers (for those unfamiliar with this band, they were a bunch of cosmic country dudes headed by Gram Parsons, the musician who also first discovered Emmylou Harris).
Flying burritos, the food not the […]Continue Reading →
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 PI agency and having the honor to […]Continue Reading →
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Many people laugh when they hear the term “pet detective” probably because it conjures silly images of Ace Ventura, Pet Detective (a film series that starred funny man Jim Carrey). The film is a hoot, but the truth is, there are real-life […]Continue Reading →
The following excerpt is from our book A Lawyer’s Primer for Writers: From Crimes to Courtrooms, which ran in the September issue of First Draft, the national Sisters in Crime – Guppies newsletter. […]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 →
"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 14, 2012 Terry's Place: Lust, Ethics, and the Private Eye
February 27, 2012 Elizabeth A White blog: Do Private Eyes Solve Murders?
February 28, 2012 Book Reviews by Elizabeth A White: The Zen Man