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A defense attorney & PI who also happen to be writers

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    A Guide for Writing Fictional Sleuths from a Couple of Real-Life Sleuths

    "How to Write a Dick is the best work of its kind I’ve ever come across because it covers the whole spectrum in an entertaining style that will appeal to layman and lawmen alike."

    Available on Kindle

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December 18 – On Sale 99 Cents – SECRETS OF A REAL-LIFE FEMALE PRIVATE EYE

Posted by Writing PIs on December 17, 2013

A part-memoir, part-reference nonfiction book based on the experiences of a real-life P.I.  To get your copy, click here.

To go to book's Amazon page, click on cover

To go to book’s Amazon page, click on cover

Audiences: researchers, writers, detective-fiction fans, armchair detectives and anyone curious about the real world of private investigators!

“This book does a great job bridging the gap between our country’s first private investigators to the state of the modern sleuth…a must-read for anyone remotely curious about what a private dick(ette?) really does.”
~ Mike Spencer, P.I., partner, Spencer Elrod Services, Inc.

“Loved this one. Great read, great author…a lot of basic tips and real experience.” ~ MCWriter

“One of my favorite parts of this book though is the Lady Sleuth Cocktail Appendix!! What a cool surprise!!” ~ L. Coker

“Secrets of a Real Life Female Private Eye is a very cool examination into this male-dominated profession.”  ~Alex Prosper

“Discover what the life of a female private eye really is about, without the fluff and sound effects. Secrets of a Real-Life Female Private Eye may even help you develop a passion for becoming a private eye yourself!”
~ Jackeline Winters, M.Sc.

To read an excerpt, click here.

Happy Holidays, Writing PIs

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