I, Spy: How to Be Your Own Private Investigator

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?


December 31, 2020 12:47 PM

Hands down one of the best non-fiction books I've ever read. I wasn't bored like the traditional informational books. Dan is a great writer and I hope he has another book because I will definitely read that one too.

Crystal Caudill
January 9, 2020 1:28 PM

Well written and a very interesting read!

Brooke McArthur
April 20, 2019 3:52 PM

I grew up reading Nancy Drew, Sherlock Holmes, Ghost Writer, and Encyclopedia Brown and still enjoy fictional sleuths like Harry Dresden, Reacher, and not so fictional but dramatized ID Discovery. This book is right up that alley but way more useful in everyday life. I, Spy contains on point info for keeping your home safe, avoiding identity thieves, tracking down old high school buddies, busting unfaithful spouses, small businesses proving employee theft, and catching your kid taking drugs and much much more.

Katie Daniels
April 30, 2019 10:04 AM

This was very well written, very informative. A must-read for any wannabe crime writers. Includes a lot of common-sense stuff about security and self-defense, and also lesser-known details about surveillance and investigation. Includes case studies, resources, and is generally useful for anyone interested in being more aware of their surroundings, and more capable of looking after their own interests.

Son Tung
September 23, 2019 7:51 PM

This is an short, enjoyable and very practical book on issues such as investigation, surveillance, security. Most people do not have a good awareness of thier surrounding. If they are followed by someone on the streets, it's unlikely they know it. You can test it yourself. What surprised me is that private investigator must obey the laws strictly to avoid physical harm for both him/herself and the subjects. It is acceptable for using white lie to find out the truth as long as no laws being violated, expecting outcomes are not being framed or distorted. Then it comes handy with advices on basic rules if you want to investigate things on your own or to avoid being followed. Common scenes from Hollywood movies about the same theme have great resemblance to these advices. Nevertheless, the book gives you more food for thoughts and corrects popular myths from those movies.

December 27, 2019 12:36 PM

An informative, practical book on spying, self defense, theft and more. Highly recommended even if you don't want to become a spy. (but i I must say I am interested now) I listened to the audiobook and the narrator certainly added to the fun.

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