Mike Spencer wrote the only short, nonfiction book about the job of a modern private investigator. 99: The Press published the fun 99-page book. Spencer wrote his new nonfiction private eye book as a response to media stereotypes about private detectives.
Spencer wrote about his career change from journalism to private investigator. The book tells stories from his reporter days. He worked at papers in California and Florida. Spencer writes about his early detective cases.The book is for sale on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions.
The book covers domestic cases to criminal defense matters. Spencer writes about ethical challenges. He details business aspects and the daily routine of the work. He tells stories about the hunt for justice in wrongful death and personal injury cases.
PRIVATE EYE CONFIDENTIAL displays both the best and worst of human nature. Private investigators see everything. Spencer has encountered a man who wanted to prove his paternity from a frozen tampon, a man hidden from society while a large fortune awaited, and a grieving mother who wanted to make sure her tragedy didn’t occur again. The book also contains cheating husbands, felonious wrestlers, some hidden Florida crime, and inveterate scammers.
REVIEWS FOR PRIVATE EYE CONFIDENTIAL
“Say good-bye to worn-out shamus cliches like trench coats and saps, and say hello to the real deal, PI Mike Spencer, who takes you on a PRIVATE EYE CONFIDENTIAL tour of those mean streets with humor, insight, and grit.”—Colleen Collins
“Spencer gets to the heart of this often misunderstood profession with stories of loss and pain and redemption. This is one fantastic read, the rare book that shows how a modern PI actually plies his trade in the face of relentless change. Hire this Spencer now.”—John Nardizzi
“Mike Spencer goes out of his way to say the real life of a PI isn’t nearly as exciting as they make it seem in the movies. He then spends the next hundred or so pages describing a life a helluva lot more exciting than yours or mine. From being a bagman, to caught in the middle of a murder, Spencer, with a wry, self-deprecating sense of humor, describes the day-to-day existence of the profession that spawned a hundred heroes, from Marlowe to Spade. And Spencer is a worthy addition to that lineage. The main thing that comes through his insightful and hilarious PRIVATE EYE CONFIDENTIAL: men like this are not made; they are born this way.”—Joe Clifford