The real world of the private detective is much more than popular fiction implies. It's about hard work, creative thinking, long hours and endless details. Learn through the unique writing style of one of the professions most respected investigators. These stories, articles and essays have appeared in national and state investigative journals across the country. Compiled together they provide the experienced and neophyte investigator with a good solid overview of "how to" approach a variety of investigative tasks. Combined with the forms at the back of the book, this volume becomes the most handy reference that any investigator could use. Even the most skilled practictioner needs to understand the business of investigating before he or she can become a successful professional private investigator. This book does it all. It takes the reader through billing, marketing and report writing to difficult interviews, domestic and personal injury investigations. A complete and valuable text written in an enjoyable and readable style.