Private Investigator books, guides and reference manuals
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Our book store offers an extensive collection of books for private investigators, police officers, and security professionals. You’ll find a wide variety of books, reference manuals, how-to guides, ebooks and more related to the investigation industry.
In addition, you’ll even find detective fiction novels, mystery fiction and crime fiction novels from such writers as John Grisham, James Patterson, Tom Clancy and J.K. Rowling (yes, she writes detective novels too).
Both novice and experienced detectives can use textbooks to learn new investigative techniques and disciplines as an alternative to expensive private eye training courses or university degree programs. Even fictional novels can offer insights and ideas that can be applied to real-world situations.
Investigative specialists, crime scene specialists, and forensic scientists can use this collection to build their own library of reference materials.
Most of the P.I. bestsellers in this bookstore are available at the lowest price through Amazon.com for under $30, which often includes free shipping.
Best Selling Detective Books
Following is a list of the top-selling titles for P.I.’s. Most are non-fiction books as opposed to fiction and many are also available in other formats such as eBooks and audiobooks. Select a category from the list below and start learning today.
- Accident Reconstruction – Learn how to investigate an automobile accident, how to gather evidence from the scene, and analyze the data to understand the cause of the accident.
- Adoption – Learn about the adoption process to be more effective at tracking down runaways and missing children.
- Amazon Kindle 2 eReader – A great tool for reading detective books, mystery novels and even your own documents.
- Arson and Fire Investigations – Learn how to determine the cause of a fire and track down arsonists.
- Background Checks – Learn how the pros conduct background checks, employment checks and criminal history record searches.
- Bodyguard – Learn about the art and science of bodyguarding and personal protection.
- Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) – Get the facts on the history of the CIA and read stories from real spies.
- Collection Agency – Many detectives provide collection services to their clients due to their keen ability to conduct financial analysis and track down debtors.
- Computer Crime and Forensics – Learn how to investigate computer crime and fraud by using the latest forensic techniques and analysis software.
- Crime Scene Investigation – Learn how to gather and preserve evidence, analyze data, generate valid theories and solve crimes using the latest CSI techniques.
- Criminal Investigation – The process of determining the cause of various crimes and determining who is responsible. A great collection of books for private eyes and cops.
- Electronic Surveillance – The latest word on spy gear and electronic gadgets for detectives.
- Evidence Collection and Preservation – The art and the science of collecting evidence from crime scenes and preserving that evidence so it can be presented in a court of law.
- Executive Protection – Learn to offer personal protection services to your clients.
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – The history, structure and organization of the FBI. Learn how to pursue a career in the bureau.
- Financial Investigation – Track down hidden assets, understand financial instruments and identify fraudulent activity.
- Fingerprinting – How to lift prints from a crime scene using the latest tools, technology and techniques from private eyes and CSI experts.
- For Dummies Series – A variety of books and reference manuals that break down complex processes and topics into easily understood text.
- Forensic Accounting – How to learn if someone is “cooking the books”, embezzling or committing financial fraud.
- Forensic Investigation – Mainly involves CSI techniques, evidence collection, fingerprints, data analysis and more.
- Gang Investigations and Gang Violence – Inside the lives of gangs and their members, their structure and organization, and the crimes they commit.
- Genealogy Research and Reference – How to conduct genealogical research and build family trees for yourself or your client.
- Government Conspiracies – Investigations into some of the most well-known crimes in U.S. history.
- How to Disappear – How to completely disappear and cover your tracks so you’ll never be found.
- Interviewing Witnesses and Experts – How to ask the right answers, take statements and gather the information needed to support your case.
- James Patterson Detective Novels – Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, and the Women’s Murder Club series.
- Law Enforcement and Police Officers – How to get training and education, how to pursue a career as a cop.
- Legal and Law Manuals – Help with understanding the law and various legal aspect. The better educated you are in this area, the more valuable your services become to your clients.
- Lock Picking – Understand the science behind picking a lock including the tools and techniques used by the pros.
- Loss Prevention – How to help businesses prevent theft, stealing and embezzlement
- P.I. Training and Education – Recommendations for building your skills and developing your investigative ability.
- Maps and Geography – How to read maps and understand geography.
- Missing Persons – How to conduct an effective search for a missing individual.
- Online Searching Tools – An overview of tools, websites and software for finding people and information on the internet.
- Personal Security and Personal Protection
- Photography and Image Processing – Tools for processing surveillance photos and images.
- Private Investigation – Page 1 – Top selling titles.
- Private Investigation – Page 2 – More top-selling titles.
- Process Servers and Process Service – Learn how to serve subpoenas and summons.
- Public Records – Find public records, databases and information related to your case.
- Security Guard – Manuals and guides for the security profession.
- Self Defense and Personal Protection
- Sex Offender Search -
- Spies and Espionage -
- Surveillance – Learn the latest techniques in covert surveillance and counter-surveillance
- Zip Code Search – Learn how to lookup zip codes.