Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Private Investigator books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.
- Open Source Intelligence Techniques: Resources for Searching and Analyzing Online Information (2018)
- The Complete Idiot’s Private Investigating, Third Edition: Discover How the Pros Uncover the Facts and Get to the Truth (2013)
- Introduction to Conducting Private Investigations: Private Investigator Entry Level (02E) (2018 Edition) (2017)
- I, Spy: How to Be Your Own Private Investigator (2017)
- Private Investigator Handbook: Private Investigator Study Guide & Practice Test Questions for Private Investigator Exams (2018)
- How to become a private investigator: Break into the industry with little or no experience (2017)
- The California Private Investigator’s Legal Manual (Third Edition): Queen, David D. (2011)
- The Everything Private Investigation Book (2008)
- Down Cemetery Road (The Oxford Series) (2009)
- Private Investigators Legal Pocket Guide (2009)
Open Source Intelligence Techniques: Resources for Searching and Analyzing Online Information (2018)
Completely Rewritten Sixth Edition Sheds New Light on Open Source Intelligence Collection and Analysis Author Michael Bazzell has been well known in government circles for his ability to locate personal information about any target through Open Source Intelligence (OSINT). In this book, he shares his methods in great detail.
The Complete Idiot’s Private Investigating, Third Edition: Discover How the Pros Uncover the Facts and Get to the Truth (2013)
The mystique of private investigating draws significant numbers of people to consider it as a career or side business. At the same time, individuals want to learn investigative techniques to solve their own personal and legal problems.
Introduction to Conducting Private Investigations: Private Investigator Entry Level (02E) (2018 Edition) (2017)
provides the essential tools you need to become a successful private investigator. From conducting straightforward background investigations to more complicated cases involving accidents and fraud, you will learn the critical skills needed to conduct all types of investigations and build a thriving business.
I, Spy: How to Be Your Own Private Investigator (2017)
Have you ever wanted to be your own private eye? Have you ever wanted to track down long-lost relatives or people who’ve scammed you? Have you ever wanted to know if your kids really are where they say they are? Or if your significant other is cheating on you? Or how to locate assets in order to collect on a judgment?World-renowned private investigator Dan Ribacoff will show you how.
Private Investigator Handbook: Private Investigator Study Guide & Practice Test Questions for Private Investigator Exams (2018)
Developed for test takers trying to achieve a passing score on a Private Investigator exam, this comprehensive study guide includes:•Quick Overview•Test-Taking Strategies•Introduction to Private Investigator Exams•Case & Testimony Presentation•Case Management & Strategy•Conducting Interviews & Research•Evidence Collection•Practice Questions•Answer ExplanationsEach section of the test has a comprehensive review that goes into detail to cover all of the content likely to appear on a Private Invest…
How to become a private investigator: Break into the industry with little or no experience (2017)
• So you want to be a private investigator? • Little or no law enforcement or related experience? • Sick of sending resumes and calling companies only to hear ‘no’? • Want to start your own business? • Want to know what it’s really like being a P.I.? A few years ago I was in exactly the same position. Find out how I went from a standard corporate marketing job, to fulfilling my dream of becoming a private investigator – with almost no experience.
The California Private Investigator’s Legal Manual (Third Edition): Queen, David D. (2011)
This is the third edition of the “The California Private Investigator’s Legal Manual”, previously titled “The Private Investigator’s Legal Manual (California Edition)” The manual remains the only source for legal information of importance to California private investigators and the attorneys who hire and represent them.
The Everything Private Investigation Book (2008)
Observe someone without being observed. Dig up long-buried dirt. Catch a cheating spouse.The Everything Private Investigation Book shows you the basic research techniques and tricks the pros use. You’ll learn how to get background information using a wide range of sources, including newspapers, court records, military files, and even the DMV.
Down Cemetery Road (The Oxford Series) (2009)
When a house explodes in a quiet Oxford suburb and a girl disappears in the aftermath, Sarah Tucker—a young married woman, bored and unhappy with domestic life—becomes obsessed with finding her.
Private Investigators Legal Pocket Guide (2009)
Small companion guide to "Navigating the Legal Minefields of Private Investigations."; Packed with crucial information for PI’s in the field. Fingertip access to legalities surrounding: – Use of a false identity – Eavesdropping – Surveillance photography – Utilizing tracking devices – Release of non-public information – Arrest authority & Miranda requirements – Limitation of using ruses
Best Private Investigator Books to Read
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some private investigator books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
Two Truths and a Lie: A Murder, a Private Investigator, and Her Search for Justice
Author(s): Ellen McGarrahan
ID: 2904046, Publisher: Random House Publishing Group, Year: 2021, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub
How to Become a Private Investigator
Author(s): Kurt Breetvelt
ID: 3404366, Publisher: Kurt Breetvelt, Year: 2020, Size: 218 Kb, Format: epub
Becoming a Private Investigator
Author(s): Howie Kahn
ID: 2370098, Publisher: Simon Schuster, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly chart-busters according to Chicago Tribune, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.