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How Do Private Eyes Do That? - Colleen Collins [Non-Fiction/True Crime]
-Author has been published by Dorchester (as Cassandra Collins), Harlequin, etc.
A must have for any writer serious about crafting authentic private eyes. Collins knows her stuff.
- Lori Wilde, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
"Real-life private investigator Colleen Collins spills the beans."
~The Thrilling Detective
"Let's just say the technology of the Kindle Fire takes this book to a new level, giving you insight on how to do deep searches, purchasing spy equipment, and links to must know web sites and blogs to give you the inside scoop of being a PI." ~ Kipp Poe Speicher
How Do Private Eyes Do That? is a compilation of articles about private investigations written by Colleen Collins, a professional private investigator. Its topics are geared to readers interested in the world of PIs, including fiction writers, researchers, investigators and those simply curious about the profession.
A supplement to the book is a chapter from How to Write a Dick: A Guide to Writing Fictional Sleuths from a Couple of Real-Life Sleuths, co-authored by Colleen Collins. This chapter describes numerous specializations in the field of private investigations, including legal investigations, infidelity investigations, pet detection, insurance investigations, personal injury investigations, executive protection and more.
If you're looking for the lowdown on private investigations, this is it. Packed with details and insights. A must-have for anybody writing private-eye fiction and for anybody who's curious about what being a private-eye is really like.
- Bill Crider, author of the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series and many other novels in multiple genres
"I've read articles written by other private investigators which are tough to understand because the person rambles on and on...in this book, Collins sticks to the topic and explains things well." ~ PI Guy
"My mom checked out the book and got some ideas for how to find a second counsin she lost contact with a long time ago, so the book is for people who aren't writers, too." ~ Zoe