FBI Myths and Misconceptions: A Manual for Armchair Detectives

FBI Myths and Misconceptions: A Manual for Armchair Detectives

Do you know who the FBI is? Do you know what the FBI does?

Debunking FBI myths and misconceptions for those who read, watch, and write crime dramas about the FBI or want to become an FBI Agent.

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About the Book

How much do you really know about the FBI?

Like most people, you’ve probably learned about the FBI from popular culture–reading books and watching TV shows and movies, along with, of course, the news. You might be surprised to learn that a lot of what you’ve been reading and watching is inaccurate.

Written by retired Special Agent, crime novelist, and true crime podcaster, Jerri Williams, FBI Myths and Misconceptions: A Manual for Armchair Detectives debunks twenty clichés and misconceptions about the FBI, by presenting educational reality checks about FBI procedures supported by excerpts from the FBI website, quotes from retired agents, and reviews of popular films and fiction featuring FBI agent characters.

 This informative and fun manual will help you:

  • Create realistic FBI characters and plots for your next book or script
  • Impress your armchair detective friends with your knowledge about the FBI
  • Prepare for a career in the FBI and avoid embarrassing yourself at Quantico
FBI Myths and Misconceptions: A Manual for Armchair Detectives is an excellent FBI reference book and FBI career guide.

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FBI Myths and Misconceptions: A Manual for Armchair Detectives covers my 20 cliches and misconceptions about the FBI in books, TV, and movies. Why not join my Reader Team and download the printable FBI Reality Checklist of the 20 clichés now!





The cover for FBI Myths and Misconceptions: A Manual for Armchair Detectives won the e-Book Cover Design Award Winner for July 2019 in Nonfiction. Congratulations to award winning cover designer Teddi Black for winning another award! View more of her work here.



Genres: Non-Fiction, Writing
Publisher: Money Pit Press
Publication Year: 2019
Narrator: Jerri Williams
ASIN: B07TF93329
ISBN: 9781732462441
List Price: 12.99
eBook Price: 6.99
Audiobook Price: 14.99
"I read this and loved it! Way to go, Jerri!"—Lisa Scottoline, #1 bestselling author of the Rosato & Associates Series
– Lisa Scottoline
"If you want your crime fiction to ring true, keep FBI Myths and Misconceptions within reach. Informative and entertaining, it's an excellent guide by Retired Agent Jerri Williams."—Rick Mofina, thriller author and former crime reporter
– Rick Mofina
“FBI Myths and Misconceptions is a terrific resource for writers, citizens, and anyone who’s interested in the FBI. Jerri Williams provides an insightful, authoritative look at the inner workings of the Bureau along with entertaining fact-checks on the FBI’s portrayal in popular culture. I highly recommend it.” —Meg Gardiner, author of the UNSUB series
– Meg Gardiner
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