Florida, for some odd reason (maybe it's the humidity) has more damn good mystery writers than just about all the rest of the states put together, and Steven Kerry Brown is maybe the best. Well, one of the best. Redeeming the Dead is one of those books that once you read it, it sticks with you like an old tattoo.
James N. Frey--How to Write a Damn Good Mystery

In 1992 my ex-husband took our daughter and fled to Georgia. Of course leaving me in Washington state. I got the child back but since then child support was hit and miss. In August of last year the child support stopped all together. I would call my caseworker at support enforcement every few months and finally realized that if you want something done, do it yourself. Not knowing where to start I called a private agency specializing in collecting child support payments.

They wanted 34% of what is owed to your child. I felt that was robbery, so I bought The Complete Idiot's Guide to Private Investigating. I was on page 98 of the book when I started my hunt. It took me four hours and the only thing I paid for was 2 phone calls at seven cents a minute. Not too bad for my first try.
I now have a lien against his property, drivers license, hunting and fishing license, and his income tax return.
The amount owed to me was $7,566.62 as the author said in this book "not too shabby for 4 hours worth of work"


"Whoever said you can't teach an old dog new tricks hasn't met me. I'm so glad Steve wrote this book." Susan Miller, 19 year vetran PI, St. Croix, USVI.

"Author Steven Kerry Brown shares secrets that many long time PIs don't know."
John Grogan, PI to the stars.

As a licensed private investigator and college instructor of private investigation courses, I must commend Mr. Steven Kerry Brown for writing a book that is, in my humble opinion, the best book currently in print covering the basic techniques/procedures of the private investigation profession. Michael Beltz PI and Instructor

"Do you want to be a private investigator? This is the perfect book for you."
Edmund J. Pankau, CLI, CPP,

"I know the PI business and this is an amazingly valuable resource for seasoned investigators, any person considering a career as a PI, and those who seek advice on how to do it themselves.  Jimmie Mesis, Publisher PI Magazine, Journal of Professional Investigators.