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trial and tribulations of a real life private eye - hardback edition

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trials & tribulations released in hardback!

hot off the press! lajoie describes the reality of the world of private investigation as only an expert can. the book was written to dispel the occupational myths of the private investigation profession. if you are someone who has wondered what it’s like to be a real life private eye, someone who is considering the profession as an occupation, or you are a pi now and want to learn how to enhance your career, trials & tribulations is a must read. here’s just a small sampling of what’s in it:

• danger in the pi world
• confidentiality
• reputation
• truth and trust
• business sense
• business plan
• standards of success
• who calls the shots
• personalities
• advocates and parties
• the third rule
• contracts
• burnout
• transition & training
• high profile cases
• necessity of investigation
• time
• deadlines
• balance

click here to see the table of contents

here are what people are saying about the book:

“there is so much substance to what you say that i find myself having a conversation with you in my mind as i am reading your words.”

sherri cumpston, teacher-austin, tx

“in john lajoie’s book there is not one cryptic message, not one hidden meaning, no davinci code. this is straight shooting from word one, onwards…..with a gentle smile and direct eye contact, he weaves his narrative in a comfortable, conversational language that flows smoothly.”

herbert simon, book review- the journal of professional investigators

"nothing short of sensational!"

robert wilhelmi, retired business owner, s. yarmouth, ma

“the book is fabulous, and now required reading for all my students!”

rory mcmahon, founder, investigative educational consultants

"ivey did a great job of teaching you how to write..... a great read and very informative."

john s. mccann, superior court judge, westborough, ma

"your honesty and direct approach had me laughing out loud at times"

kitty hailey, cli, author and profesionnal investigator, philadelphia, pa

cost effective, time sensitive accurate results are the benchmark of our sterling reputation.

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our core competencies are:

insurance defense investigation

criminal defense investigation

legal investigation

locates and missing persons


domestic/family/probate matters


since 1989, lajoie investigations, inc (lii) has provided confidential, comprehensive, professional investigative services to insurance, legal, corporate, and individual interests on a local and national scale.  we are licensed in ma, ct and ri and have contacts and affiliates nationwide and overseas.

our investigation services focus on the following areas:

asset & financial determines real and personal assets and financial worth.

background & due diligence to check and/or confirm civil, criminal, work, address, and family history; business affiliations, bankruptcies, judgments and more.

civil non criminal disputes and disagreements between parties.

corporateemployee screening, dishonesty, sexual harassment, drugs, white collar crime, internal theft, and competitive intelligence.

computer crimes identity, credit card, and information theft by deception, trick, or device.

criminal defense homicide, sex offenses, assault, robbery, fraud, dui, drugs and all matters pertaining to local, state, and federal criminal proceedings.

domestic/family/probate matters relating to divorce, child custody, adoption, infidelity, estates.

information services collecting public record and proprietary information on people and/or businesses.

insuranceproperty-casualty liability, coverage, siu, litigation support, policy fraud, statements, locates, workers compensation, catastrophic injury and death claims.

legal/trial investigative support for legal professionals from start to finish; forensic expert services.

locates/missing persons issues relating to locating people and tracking missing persons.

statements & interviews interviewing and questioning witnesses, insured’s, claimants, subjects, and other individuals; assessing credibility; verbal, signed, recorded, videotaped statements; affidavits.

surveillanceobservation of individuals to determine activity level and conduct; videotaped evidence supports and corroborates observations.

tscmtechnical surveillance countermeasures; bug sweeps of home, office, vehicles for electronic recordings or transmissions.

see all of our services


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john lajoie and famed attorney marcia clark share a light moment at the podium at the private investigator's north east super conference in atlantic city, nj.

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news flash - local private investigator elected president of licensed private detectives association of massachusetts. (lpdam) read the press release here

news flash - john lajoie interviewed by michael kane of the west boylston / boylston banner. read the article here

news flash - after delivering a powerful presentation at the mgm grand in las vegas,
john lajoie sold 62 autographed copies of his new book, trials and tribulations of a real life private eye.

news flash -
lajoie investigations, inc. roles out their newly redesigned web site. you can inquire about anything, make a request for an investigation, or provide us feedback.

news flash - rave reviews for trials and tribulations of a real life private eye, by john m. lajoie.

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