Readers do not need a background in private investigative work to appreciate this fascinating read. Hand this to readers interested in the work and life of a private investigator, the role of technology in investigative work, and political and white-collar crime.
... not an exposé. It is part memoir, part how-to guide, a celebration of the analytical and interpersonal intelligence that makes a great investigator ... At times, The Modern Detective can read like a promotional brochure ... fascinating.
Maroney has crafted an entertaining read that will appeal to fans of mystery and detective stories updated for a modern world. Those interested in pursuing a career in research and investigation will also appreciate this volume.