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Peter Arthur Heims











Peter Arthur Heims


Peter Heims passed away on Friday April 26, 2013 following an illness.

Peter had retired some years before after over 40 years working as a private investigator.

He will be missed by colleagues and friends.

Some pages from his website have been hosted for information.


A selection of articles from Peter Heims.

Are you a flash in the pan?

The history of licensing of private investigators in the UK. It all started in 1969 when Tony Gardner MP introduced under the 10 Minute Rule, the Private Investigators Bill. Read it here.

How do I become a Private Detective?

Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, or an individual with a Thermos conducting an all-night vigil for suspected infidelity. Read it here.

How an Oyster card could ruin your marriage

Lipstick on the collar may point to infidelity, but a check of your travel card can reveal where and when it happened! Read it here.

Stalkers may pay for expert investigators

If a client asks a private investigator to trace someone, might it be for stalking purposes? Read it here.

The life of the Private Eye

I became a Private Investigator in 1953, and am probably the oldest Private Investigator in the whole wide world. So that makes me very experienced! Read it here.

How does he manage?

I once applied to a management institute and they asked me to take an entrance test; I sent them my balance sheet instead. Now I'm a member. Read it here.

Nowhere to hide

Debt, drugs or depression: whatever you're escaping from, the shadowy tracing agents can track you down. Read it here.

On the Trail for Private Eyes!

They get up to all sorts of things, and as David Randall discovers, mobile phones help private investigators get results. Read it here.

The Tracing Game

Recent changes in the law have severely restricted tracers' access to legitimate sources for tracking down debtors. But parts of the law appear to conflict. Read it here.

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