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Secrets of a Real-Life Female Private Eye
by Colleen Collins

A nonfiction, no-holes-barred, modern-day story about life in the female PI fast lane

Today I’m posting an excerpt from Secrets of a Real-Life Female Private Eye by Colorado criminal defense attorney Shaun Kaufman, managing partner, Shaun Kaufman Law, as well […]

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(Below is an excerpt from my article “P.I.s, Pretexting, and the Law: Tips for Crime Writers,” posted July 26, 2013, at Pursuit Magazine, the magazine for professional investigators)


“To tell the truth, I lied a little.”

~Private eye Jake Gittes in Chinatown

The private eye genre has long been a favorite for writers, […]

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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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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 four years I’ve been honored to be a judge for the Private Eye Writers of America, and in […]

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