It’s getting exhausting now but chances are if you’re watching a Private Investigator go about their job in a TV drama or film then it is far from a realistic example of what a Private Investigator really does – or actually can do.
The latest example has been JK Rowling’s very popular drama series, Strike, on BBC1.
There you have the lead character – a dysfunctional but brilliant PI with “issues” and the stereotypical trench-coat, dirty office and glass door with his name etched on it – doing whatever it takes to secure the leads needed to ‘break the case wide open’, etc. He’s breaking into places and stealing evidence whenever the need or the plot requires it.
The truth of Surmount Investigations’ jobs – and the profession as a whole – is a lot less ‘easy’ and entertaining. Read more about How To Choose A Private Investigator – Breaking Down The Myths …