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“As an experienced private detective and a skilled storyteller, Colleen Collins is the perfect person to offer a glimpse into the lives of real female P.I.s”
~Kim Green, managing editor of Pursuit Magazine: The Magazine of Professional Investigators

“SECRETS OF A REAL-LIFE FEMALE PRIVATE EYE is a research must-have.”
~Holly Jacobs, award-winning […]

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Private Investigators: Naming Sources, Credibility in the Courtroom

At my writing site Colleen Collins Books, I’ve posted writers’ questions about private investigators naming sources and a PI’s believability when giving testimony.  Below is an excerpt:

Writer’s Question: You know how reporters don’t need to name their sources – what about P.I.s? Do […]

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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 […]

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