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’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.”
“But [...]Continue Reading →
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…
What Kind of [...]Continue Reading →
The Thin Man TV Series
Most people know about The Thin Man novel and movie series, but did you also know there was a TV series by the same name? The Thin Man TV series ran from September 20, 1957 to August 28, 1959 on NBC via MGM-TV, MGM’s attempt to get into television.
The [...]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 →
This being Halloween, the day many people like to wear costumes, I thought it’d be interesting to discuss some of the disguises I’ve used over the years in the course of conducting investigations.
Let’s start with the most basic disguise.
The Simplest and Best Disguise?
Answer: A baseball cap and sunglasses. Studies on eye-witness [...]Continue Reading →
I get asked this question a lot. I suppose people read and see fictional private eyes doing all kinds of dangerous, risk-taking actions in books and film so they assume that’s how it is in real life, too. My general response is that, like many things in life, it’s wise to practice common sense [...]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–in the last two years I’ve been honored to be a judge for the Private Eye Writers of America, and in this capacity [...]Continue Reading →
I never got to experience a mid-life crisis.
I experienced, however, a career crisis when I was 52 years old. Before that, I was writing full time for several series lines at Harlequin (and I’d had a novel published at another publishing house). My boyfriend (now my husband) was conducting legal research for a law [...]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 Want You to Find Out If Two of My Employees Are Having an Affair”
We had an interesting case last summer. An executive contacted us because he was concerned two of his company’s key employees were “fooling around.” He was worried their affair might be getting in the way of their work responsibilities, [...]Continue Reading →
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February 3, 2012: Coffee Time Romance: The Zen Man-Read It, Wear It
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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
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