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Colleen Collins is an award-winning author who’s written several dozen novels for Harlequin and Dorchester, including two indie-published mysteries, The Ungrateful Dead and its sequel, The Zen Man, as well as three nonfiction indie books, Secrets of a Real-Life Female Private Eye, How Do Private Eyes Do That? and How to Write a Dick: A Guide for Writing Fictional Sleuths from a Couple of Real-Life Sleuths (the latter co-authored with Shaun Kaufman).

Her nonfiction book A LAWYER'S PRIMER: FROM CRIMES TO COURTROOMS, co-authored with defense attorney Shaun Kaufman, will be released in June 2014. Her next novel, HEARTS IN VEGAS, a private-eye romance, is being released by Harlequin Superromance in July 2014.

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Online resources, books & conferences can aid a writer's understanding of real-life P.I.s





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In my recent private-eye romance novel,Hearts in Vegas (July2014), the hero is a P.I. Because I am also a private investigator in real life, I didn’t have to research his career all that much. But even if I weren't a P.I. there are ways I could have learned some basic techniques and tools of the trade t...

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message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Colleen,
Thanks for the friend request, and for befriending me in real-life, too!


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