Sherlock's Case Files

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Ten Maxims for Private Eyes

Skipp Porteous, owner of New York City's Sherlock Investigations, has been a private eye for years. Now, he shares the top ten things he's learned over the years.
1. Question everything.
2. Assume that your phone is tapped.
3. Look both ways on one-way streets.
4. Look both ways when the light turns green.
5. Make use of your rear-view mirror.
6. Never think that you're above the law.
7. Trust is earned, not assumed.
8. TV private eyes are fictional.
9. Don't make problems for yourself when solving other's problems.
10. Keep a sense of humor.


  • At 3:02 PM , Anonymous SearchLight said...

    This is a very interesting article on some maxims that need to be followed by a private investigator. I guess it may be of help to those who are new in the business…


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