REVIEW OF STEVEN KERRY BROWN 'S
THE COMPLETE IDIOTíS GUIDE TO PRIVATE INVESTIGATING

By Denise Baton

Don't be an Idiot!

THE COMPLETE IDIOTíS GUIDE TO PRIVATE INVESTIGATING by Steven Kerry Brown provides practical advice, professional tips and fascinating case examples. Edmund J. Pankau, rated one of the nationís top P.I.s gives it a rave review and I have to agree. This book does more than outline the ups and downs of private investigating. It offers detailed insights and exact directions for each aspect of a private investigatorís life and a guarantee that if you follow those directions you will be a successful P.I. Not only will you learn how to do a skip trace, youíll get the ins and outs of state and public records and how to access private databases. Interview tips, surveillance tricks and how to conduct your own crime scene investigation are also included. In fact, everything from meeting the client to testifying and preparing information for the judges chambers is addressed in this book. In the chapter on locating runaways the author even gives advice on computer formats for transmitting identifying photos. This guide is truly complete. THE COMPLETE IDIOTíS GUIDE TO PRIVATE INVESTIGATING is a must for anyone interested in learning about the business of private investigating and itís a God send to the mystery writer.