90 episodes

My Favorite Detectives Stories is a short form interview podcast for listeners who want to be inspired, informed and entertained by great detective stories. We hear from investigators past and present about the type of investigations they perform, how they got into this niche and what they feel are the traits of a good investigator. They will share their favorites detective stories with us.

My Favorite Detective Stories John A. Hoda

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My Favorite Detectives Stories is a short form interview podcast for listeners who want to be inspired, informed and entertained by great detective stories. We hear from investigators past and present about the type of investigations they perform, how they got into this niche and what they feel are the traits of a good investigator. They will share their favorites detective stories with us.

    MFDS 89 - Mark Bergin

    MFDS 89 - Mark Bergin

    Mark Bergin graduated from Boston University with a degree in journalism, then worked four years as a newspaper reporter and photographer, winning the Virginia Press Association Award for general news reporting, before joining the Alexandria, Virginia, Police Department in 1986. Twice named Police Officer of the Year for narcotics and robbery investigations, he served in most of the posts described in APPREHENSION, his debut novel, and rose to the rank of Lieutenant. Kirkus Reviews calls APPREHENSION “compelling,” and said Bergin is a “gritty and authentic new voice in police fiction" Bergin lives in Alexandria and Kitty Hawk, North Carolina with his wife Ruth, an attorney and former public defender. They have two children. Write him at berginwriter@gmail.com, Facebook friend him at Mark Bergin, writer or follow his blog at http://www.markberginwriter.com.

    • 46 min
    MFDS 88 - Michael Julian

    MFDS 88 - Michael Julian

    Michael Julian is the CEO/President of MPS Security & Protection, a division of National Business Investigations, Inc., founded in 1967 by his father Ron Julian.  The company provides corporate executive protection, threat and risk mitigation, and security. Michael is licensed in multiple states as a Private Investigator and Security Professional, is a graduate of the Executive Protection Institute and Executive Security International, and Board Director or member of several national and international industry associations.  His security training includes behavioral threat assessment, active shooter survival, executive and asset protection, self-defense, defensive and evasive driving, close protection, aviation security, protective surveillance and counter-surveillance, and covert protection. Besides Active Shooter, he frequently teaches training courses in Executive and Asset Protection. In 2014 Michael created the A.L.I.V.E. Active Shooter Survival Training Program and began teaching his Active Shooter Survival philosophy throughout the United States.  His book on the subject, 10 Minutes to Live: Using A.L.I.V.E. to Survive an Actives Shooter was published in 2017. In 2019, the long-awaited Online version of the ALIVE Training Program was launched and is now part of the corporate employee security training program for companies throughout the world. In mid-2019 the first ALIVE Instructor Certification Course was held at the ALIVE Corporate Headquarters in Southern California, creating several new, qualified instructors to present the program. Michael is now a keynote speaker at conferences, but still teaches the course to select businesses, public utility agencies, medical and educational institutions throughout the world.

    • 40 min
    MFDS 87 - Andrew Welsh-Huggins

    MFDS 87 - Andrew Welsh-Huggins

    By day, Andrew Welsh-Huggins is an editor and reporter for the Associated Press in Columbus, focusing on criminal justice topics. By earlier in the day, he is the author of six mysteries featuring Andy Hayes, a former Ohio State and Cleveland Browns quarterback turned private eye. Of Andrew’s most recent book, Fatal Judgment, Publishers Weekly said, “Intriguing . . . Fans of Robert B. Parker's Jesse Stone books will be pleased.” Andrew is also the editor of the Columbus Noir anthology, upcoming in March from Akashic Books. His 2009 nonfiction book, No Winners Here Tonight, is the definitive history of the death penalty in Ohio. His short mystery fiction has appeared in Kings River Life, Down And Out Magazine, Tough, Mystery Weekly Magazine and Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. When he’s not writing or reporting, Andrew enjoys running, reading, spending time with family, and trying to recall why having a dog, three cats and two parakeets seemed like a good idea at the time.

    • 53 min
    MFDS 86 - Rod Gagnon

    MFDS 86 - Rod Gagnon

    Rod Gagnon started in the distressed asset investigations business in 1984 with a repossession agency in New Hampshire when he was a few years out of high school. From that simple beginning, he has gone on to specialize in financial fraud investigations and the enforcement of Court Judgments that range from $1,000 to $20,000,000 from California to Florida. His work includes finding financial account relationships (US and off-shore), locating hidden real estate, corporations, boats, planes, art, unknown beneficial interests, and third-parties with deeper pockets. Besides working with Creditors and law firms with asset recovery plans and ongoing support, he's also been an expert witness and a fact witness. Currently, he's a Certified Fraud Examiner and a PI trade association Board Member (Treasurer in CO and past Treasurer in NH) and currently resides in Denver, Colorado, along with his wife, children, grandchildren, and still supports the Patriots over the Broncos.

    • 45 min
    MFDS 85 - Max Wirestone

    MFDS 85 - Max Wirestone

    Max Wirestone is the writer of the Dahlia Moss mystery series. He's also a librarian by day, a dad by night, and a ne'er-do-well in most of the times in between. He lives in Kansas with his husband, son, and altogether too many books. We explore his mysteries set in the gaming community as well as the the 4 queens of crime: Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh, Dorothy Sayers and Margery Allingham.

    • 40 min
    MFDS 84 - Michele Stuart

    MFDS 84 - Michele Stuart

    Chris can you change the iTunes description for Michele Stuart to read: Ms. Stuart is a licensed Private Investigator in the State of Arizona with twenty years of experience specializing in the areas of Financial, Open Source Investigations (OSINT), Corporate Investigations, and Intelligence/Counter Intelligence. She started her investigative career as an Economic Fraud Investigator. She provides seminars on her specialized investigative techniques in Open Source Investigations (OSINT). Over the past years she has provided presentations, and private training, to both Federal and State levels of Law Enforcement Agencies and Military Intelligence throughout the United States including attendees of Department of Homeland Security, US Marshals, FBI, DOJ, Border Patrol, Indian Tribal Nations, and local law enforcement agencies throughout the country. She has written and published several articles pertaining to her investigative methods in various investigative publications and journals and was a featured author with her own column concerning Internet Profiling and Open Source Investigations.

    • 42 min

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