Behind the Private Eye

Behind the Private Eye Author Chris Cooper
ISBN-10 9780975756805
Year 2005
Pages 543
Language en
Publisher Chris Cooper
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This book is part true-crime novel, and part textbook. It was written specifically about surveillance, as conducted by private investigators. It's virtually an industry bible, and contains an incredible volume of highly detailed how-to techniques, for virtually every area of surveillance. It covers how to get information out of people under pretext, how to follow people on foot or by car. What to expect and even how to think as a PI, in order to get great results. The book covers everything including: Training courses and licensing Job preparation Conduct of surveillance operations Special techniques used by professionals Following on foot, car, bus, train, taxi Working in specialist areas (buildings, apartments, shopping centres etc) While an invaluable resource for any potential recruit to the PI industry, this book is also an excellent resource for experienced PI's as well. It lists a large number of web references and other details for information sources that can be used to track down elusive offenders. With almost 544 pages, this incredible encyclopaedic resource covers all the basic techniques, as well as some you have never thought of. How can a female PI urinate on a long vehicle stakeout? What web resource can be used to determine the likely gender of an obscure ethnic name which was listed in client intelligence? How do I identify someone? What role does human psychology play in surveillance operations? How can I find out if they are working? 10 pages explaining why and how things are seen, 10 issues to consider when parking a surveillance vehicle, 30 issues to consider in selecting a suitable surveillance vehicle, 9 methods to assist identification of an unknown unit number in a large block, . . .and much more Not only does this comprehensive training resource cover techniques, it is illustrated with a large number of real cases which Chris has conducted. These stories are an incredible insight to the PI world, and are both entertaining and fascinating. Each story details real-life implementation of techniques described in the book.

Booze and the Private Eye

Booze and the Private Eye Author Rita Elizabeth Rippetoe
ISBN-10 0786481536
Year 2004-08-19
Pages 215
Language en
Publisher McFarland
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The hard-bitten PI with a bottle of bourbon in his desk drawer--it's an image as old as the genre of hard-boiled detective fiction itself. Alcohol has long been an important element of detective fiction, but it is no mere prop. Rather, the treatment of alcohol within the works informs and illustrates the detective's moral code, and casts light upon the society's attitudes towards drink. This examination of the role of alcohol in hard-boiled detective fiction begins with the genre's birth, in an era strongly influenced and affected by prohibition, and follows both the genre's development and its relation to our changing understanding of and attitudes towards alcohol and alcoholism. It discusses the works of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Mickey Spillane, Robert B. Parker, Lawrence Block, Marcia Muller, Karen Kijewski and Sue Grafton. There are bibliographies of both the primary and critical texts, and an index of authors and works.

The Private Eye

The Private Eye Author Bran Nicol
ISBN-10 9781780231389
Year 2013-07-15
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Reaktion Books
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From Philip Marlowe and Sam Spade to Jake Gittes, private eyes have made for some of the most memorable characters in cinema. We often view these detectives as lone wolves who confront and try to make sense of a violent and chaotic modern world. Bran Nicol challenges this stereotype in The Private Eye and offers a fresh take on this iconic character and the film noir genre. Nicol traces the history of private eye movies from the influential film noirs of the 1940s to 1970s neonoir cinema, whose slow and brilliant decline gave way to the fading of detectives into movie mythology today. Analyzing a number of classic films—including The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, Chinatown, and The Long Goodbye—he reveals that while these movies are ostensibly thrillers, they are actually occupied by issues of work and love. The private eye is not a romantic hero, Nicol argues, but a figure who investigates the concealments of others at the expense of his own private life. Combining a lucid introduction to an underexplored tradition in movie history with a new approach to the detective in film, this book casts new light on the private worlds of the private eye.

The Private Eye

The Private Eye Author Mary Burns
ISBN-10 0774805757
Year 1996
Pages 207
Language en
Publisher UBC Press
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In The Private Eye we learn about snow geese through the eyes of Native people, scientists, artists, hunters, and farmers. Yup'ik Eskimo Charles Hunt harvests snow geese along the Yukon River delta each fall, continuing a subsistence way of life that has existed for millennia. Russian, Canadian, and US scientists track the movements of the geese each spring and fall, banding, sexing, counting, and precisely monitoring the activities of these beautiful birds. Robert Bateman provides an artist's view of nature and relates how his curiosity led him to join a camp set up at a remote nesting site. Mary Burns also talks to hunters, joining a party of them as they wait for their snow geese decoys to lure the real thing into a Westham Island field in the Fraser delta. To complete the experience she prepares snow geese for supper. As well, Burns travels around the Skagit River delta during a population survey and meets a dairy farmer who describes both the wild flocks that converge on his fields each spring and the snow geese he raises in pens. The Private Eye suggests that by acknowledging our many and varied connections with the natural world, we will have a better understanding of the human place in it.

The Private Eye

The Private Eye Author Jayne Ann Krentz
ISBN-10 0373835981
Year 2003
Pages 347
Language en
Publisher
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Features a classic story by Jayne Ann Krentz, in which P.I. Josh January will go above and beyond to protect, and seduce, Maggie Gladstone, and two original stories by Dani Sinclair and Julie Miller. Original.

The Legendary Detective

The Legendary Detective Author John Walton
ISBN-10 9780226308265
Year 2015-11-10
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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Private detectives and detective agencies played a major role in American history from 1870 to 1940. Pinkerton, Burns, Thiels, and the smaller independents were a multi-million dollar industry, hired out by many if not most American corporations, who needed services of surveillance, strike breaking, and labor espionage. Not only is John Walton's account the first sustained history of this industry, it is also the first book to trace the ways in which the private detective came to occupy a cherished place in popular imagination. Walton paints lively portraits of these mythical figures from Sherlock Holmes, the brilliant eccentric, to Sam Spade, the hard-boiled hero of Dashiell Hammett's best-selling tales. There's a great question lurking in here: how did pulp magazine editors shape the image of the hard-boiled private eye, and what sorts of interplay obtained between the actual records (agency files, memoirs) of these motley individuals in real life and the legend of the private detective in mass-market fiction? This history of the private eyes and this account of how the detective industry and the culture industry played off of each other is a first. Walton show us, in clean clear outline, the figure of the classical private eye, and he shows us further how the memory of this iconic figure was sustained in fiction, radio, film, literary societies, product promotions, adolescent entertainments, and a subculture of detective enthusiasts.

Private Eye School More One Hour Mysteries for the Classroom

Private Eye School   More One Hour Mysteries for the Classroom Author Mary Ann Carr
ISBN-10 9781593632946
Year 2007-10-01
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
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In this companion to her best-selling books, One-Hour Mysteries and More One-Hour Mysteries, Carr presents five exciting new mysteries for student detectives to tackle. Students will sharpen their sleuthing skills after completing the course designed for great detectives at the Private Eye School, before moving on to tackle mysteries such as "The Vandal Strikes" and "The Great Electric Train Robbery." Along the way, students will learn to analyze bloodstains and lip prints, while decoding messages and solving challenging puzzles. Each of these mysteries requires students to think outside of the box, organize data, take notes, make inferences, and use deductive reasoning skills. The mysteries include a teacher's guide and attractive reproducible pages for students to use in their investigations. The Private Eye School also provides directions for creating a classroom learning center, in which students write their own mysteries, create logic puzzles, and sketch crime scenes.

A Reader s Guide to the Private Eye Novel

A Reader s Guide to the Private Eye Novel Author Gary Warren Niebuhr
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105005105775
Year 1993
Pages 323
Language en
Publisher G K Hall
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This volume focuses on the popular genre of the private eye novel. As with the previous volumes, this work contains lists of pseudonyms, characters and their creators, periods and locations of stories, and, covers 100 classic novels of the genre.

The Poet and the Private Eye

The Poet and the Private Eye Author Rob Gittins
ISBN-10 9781847718990
Year 2014-04-07
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Y Lolfa
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New York. 1953. A private investigator takes on a tail job, his quarry a newly-arrived visitor from the UK. The private eye has never heard of him, but he will. The mark is the Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas. And in three weeks' time, Mr Thomas will be dead. Reprint; first published in 2014.

The Private Eye Murders

The Private Eye Murders Author Wayne Greenough
ISBN-10 9781771113250
Year 2012-10-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher Devine Destinies
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Some people are convinced that Private Eye Thanet Blake is a social pariah. Others believe having contact with him insures them of having a short life. A few are convinced he works for the cityês mortuaries and drives a hearse. When Captain Holt of the Police Department informs Blake that PIês are being offed by an unknown person, he asks Blake for help. –We donêt have a single clue as to who is doing the offing. We need your help to do some nosing around for us, come up with clues that will lead us to the perp. Iêll even put you on the payroll.” That starts another murder mystery for Thanet Blake, the shamus who hates murder cases because too many of his friends end up dead, or forever hurt. Who will he lose this time?

Harry Lipkin Private Eye

Harry Lipkin  Private Eye Author Barry Fantoni
ISBN-10 9780385536110
Year 2012-07-10
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Anchor
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Meet Harry Lipkin, the world's oldest private detective: part Sam Spade, part Woody Allen, all mensch. Harry Lipkin is a tough-talking, soft-chewing, rough-around-the-edges, slow-around-the-corners private investigator who carries a .38 along with a spare set of dentures. Harry specializes in the sort of cases that cops can't be bothered with, but knows where to find good chopped liver for a fair price. He might not be the best P.I. in Miami, but at 87, he's certainly the oldest. His latest client, Mrs. Norma Weinberger, has a problem. Someone in her home is stealing sentimental trinkets and the occasional priceless jewel from her; someone she employs, trusts, cares for, and treats like family. With the stakes so low and blood pressure that's a little too high, Harry Lipkin must figure out whodunit before the thief strikes again. Sure to appeal to fans of Alexander McCall Smith, Harry Lipkin, Private Eye is sharp, funny and irresistible.