SECRETS OF A REAL-LIFE FEMALE PRIVATE EYE includes such topics as the history of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency and its hiring of the first U.S. female private eye, Kate Warne; advantages and dangers of being a current-day female P.I.; tools of the investigative trade, from interactive crime maps to smartphone apps; a sampling of cases, from paranormal to criminal investigations; tips from a P.I., including free online searches, how to find lost pets, ways to defeat a cyberstalker; and tips for sending untraceable emails; an overview of three classic TV female private eyes and much more.
Colleen Collins (colleencollinsbooks.com) is an award-winning author who’s written several dozen novels for Harlequin and Dorchester. Based on her experiences as a private detective, she has also written several nonfiction books about private investigations, including her new release SECRETS OF A REAL-LIFE FEMALE PRIVATE EYE. She’s a member of the Mystery Writers of America (MWA), Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) and Sisters in Crime. When not sleuthing, Colleen’s hanging with her two Rottweilers (named Jack Nicholson and Aretha Franklin), her three cats, and plotting or writing her next book.