On September 12-13, 2012, the nonfiction ebook "How Do Private Eyes Do That?" is free on Amazon. “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
Online PR News – 10-September-2012 – Denver, Colorado – "How Do Private Eyes Do That?" by professional private investigator and multi-published author Colleen Collins, is a handy research book for people who are curious about the real world of private investigations, as well as for writers crafting fictional sleuths like Sam Spade, Mike Hammer or Kinsey Millhone, and want to research real-world PI techniques.
Researchers, investigators and other publishing professionals might also use How Do Private Eyes Do That? as an aid for:
* Researching the techniques and tools used by private investigators
* Examining the legalities that PIs abide by (or should abide by!)
* Conducting basic investigations without hiring a private investigator.
A supplement to the book is a chapter from "How to Write a Dick: A Guide for 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.
To read an excerpt from the book, click here.
Praise for "How Do Private Eyes Do That?"
"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 to Download A Free Copy:
1. On September 12 and 13, go to the Amazon page for "How Do Private Eyes Do That?"
2. Click the orange "Buy" button on the right side of the screen.
3. Follow the instructions
The ebook is downloadable on Kindles, as well as various smartphones and tablets. Amazon also provides instructions for easily downloading the ebook to a computer, too.
Colleen Collins is a PI by day, a multi-published author by night. She is co-owner of Highlands Investigations in Denver, Colorado. Her articles have appeared in USA Today, PI Magazine, Pursuit Magazine, PInow.com and other publications. She is an active member of the Private Eye Writers of America, the Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. Along with a background as a technical writer and editor developing non-fiction publications, she has also written 22 novels and 2 nonfiction books on private investigations.