Book Of The Day – How Do Private Eyes Do That?

by Greg on December 21, 2012

Today’s Book of the Day is a highly rated Non-Fiction/Reference book by award-winning author Colleen Collins. How Do Private Eyes Do That? has an impressive 4.4 star rating and is only $2.99!

“This was an enjoyable and informative book. Lots of examples from real cases. Recommended for anyone who wants to know how it’s done in real life!” Lucinda – Amazon Reviewer

How Do Private Eyes Do That?
by Colleen Collins
Rating: 4.4 Stars
Genre: Non-Fiction/Reference
Price: $2.99


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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.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

“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


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.


“Real-life private investigator Colleen Collins spills the beans.”
The Thrilling Detective


“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

Get How Do Private Eyes Do That? here: How Do Private Eyes Do That?

About The Author

Colleen Collins is an award-winning author who’s written 21 novels and anthologies for Harlequin and Dorchester. She has also indie-published a mystery novel (“The Zen Man”) and two nonfiction books on private investigations (“How Do Private Eyes Do That?” and “How to Write a Dick: A Guide for Writing Fictional Sleuths from a Couple of Real-Life Sleuths”). Her books have placed first in the Colorado Gold, Romancing the Rockies, and Top of the Peak contests, and placed in the finals for the Holt Medallion, Coeur de Bois Readers Choice, Award of Excellence, More than Magic, and Romance Writers of America RITA contests.

Colleen graduated with honors from the University of California Santa Barbara and completed graduate work in telecommunications. She has worked as a film production assistant, improv comic, telecommunications manager, technical writer/editor, speech writer, and private investigator. All these experiences play into her writing.

She’s a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Private Eye Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.

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Happy Holidays!

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