Book Review: Missing Persons Locator Guide by T.A. Brown

Book Details:

File Size: 207 KB
Print Length: 78 Pages
Publisher: Crary Publications
Publication Date: August 22, 2012
Text-to-Speech: Enabled

Book Summary:

As a self-help search tool, this guide book is invaluable. Written in a straightforward logical manner, this eBook is meant to help family members, lost loves, judgment collectors, or even former classmates locate their missing person as inexpensively as possible. This guide book is full of little known as well as unusual obvious resource tips to help the average person in their quest. If even one single tip or resource produces results, you will have been repaid many, many times over.

About the Author:

T.A. Brown has been writing since childhood, when her 8th grade teacher accused her of plagiarism for a Christmas poem she wrote. She majored in Journalism and English throughout high school and college and has written several short stories before embarking on her first novel “My Father’s Daughter” (not to be confused with Gwyneth Paltrow’s new cookbook).

Under the name of Teresa Brown she has written the “Adoption Records Handbook” that helps birth families obtain their original birth records, locate their birth family, and find the answers to their questions. Much of the information can also be used by anyone searching for a missing person as well. Foreward Magazine said “As a search tool, this handbook is indispensable.”

As T. A. Brown also co-wrote a compilation of articles entitled “Business Security” much like the Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Subtitled: How to Protect Your Small Business Against Fraud, Debtors, Theft, Workplace Violence and More!

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Book Review:

Missing Persons Locator Guide is a short yet comprehensive guide to finding just about anyone from your past. If there’s someone you need to find, but haven’t a clue how or where to start, this book will get you going in the right direction.

The author begins with the basics, but addresses a number of advanced investigative subjects as well. To that end, the author includes several noteworthy articles from private investigation professionals including:

  • “Collecting on Civil Judgments” by Christina Smiley
  • “Unmasking the Mystery of Hidden Assets” by Kelly E. Riddle, Investigator
  • “Public Records in Depth” by Joseph Culligan

While this guidebook may be useful for birthparents, children, and siblings trying to reconnect with each other, Missing Persons Locator Guide goes far beyond the scope of adoption and family issues. You can use it to find lost loves, schoolmates, military friends, past business associates and more. Sections dealing with recovering money from ex-spouses, business dealings and/or summary judgments are particularly useful.

The author details the multitude of resources available to anyone who is willing or wanting to find someone on their own. She also informs readers how to find a good private investigator for their specific needs if they decide they want the services of a licensed professional with experience.

This book is also useful if you’ve ever considered a career as a private investigator. There are some amusing sections such as information about dumpster diving and garbology—real stuff. The work of a private investigator is neither as exciting nor glamorous as books and movies often depict.

Google and the Internet in general are great for a lot of search issues, but many of the paid online identity resources are not as fruitful as advertised, according to this book. Finding who and what you’re looking for frequently involves physically going to public records rather than relying on the aggregation skills of various automated website databases. However, social media tools such as Twitter have proven quite helpful in many instances.

Missing Persons Locator Guide incorporates lists of many resources as well as letter templates of possible ways to contact potential friends, family members, and other associates of the person you are attempting to find. The author packs an immense amount of information in approximately 100 digital-equivalent pages. This is a simple, well-written guide with a lot of insightful ideas as well as encouragement, which are well worth a reader’s time and money.

This book was reviewed as part of the Wise Bear Digital Book Awards competition. Entry fees associated with the contest are administrative in nature and do not influence our honest, unbiased book reviews.

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