Cough it up. Or else…

Relax, bub. This ain’t gonna hurt.

But you’ve had a free ride so far, so maybe it’s time you chipped in.

Don’t worry — we’re not going to turn this into a pay-per-view site or anything like that (yet?). But web sites don’t grow on trees, and advertising revenue barely covers the tab for the beer. Or the bandages.

The truth is, we work hard here at Thrilling Detective to bring you the best damn P.I. reference site on the Web we can.

Sure, mostly it’s a labour of love. But we wouldn’t say “No” to a little geetus.

Things like server space, maintenance fees and bail cost money, so if you’ve enjoyed this site over the last couple of decades, if we’ve ever set you straight on something, if we’ve ever lead you to a book or a new author or a flick or whatever that you enjoyed, please consider slipping us a few bucks.

We have two ways you can do this. It doesn’t have to be much, and we sure would appreciate it.


Just click on the “Donate” button below. You’ll be directed to a special page where you can make a donation with any regular credit card or your Pay Pal account.

And if you want, we’ll even deem you a “Friend of the Thrilling Detective Web Site.”
That (and five bucks) will get you a cup of java at one of those frou-frou coffee joints.

Don’t worry, PayPal swears that your info will be safe and that they won’t spill the beans.


‘Course, you can always just send a cheque, money order or a bundle of unmarked bills to:

Kevin Burton Smith
The Thrilling Detective Web Site
3053 Rancho Vista, Apt. 116
Palmdale, CA, USA


Astute viewers may have noticed I sell books and DVDs through as an Associate Member (that’s where most, but not all, of those “Buy This Book” links lead).

So, if you shop at Amazon, great. It’s certainly better than stealing books. Everytime you buy a link through one of my Amazon buy links or banners, I get a few pennies. It doesn’t cost you a thing.

And if you’re going to buy something from Amazon that ISN’T listed on my site, click on a link or banner, anyway. Anything you purchase from them on that visit will generate a throw a few more pennies into my fedora. And it still won’t cost you a thing.

Pretty cool, eh?

One thought on “Cough it up. Or else…

  1. Great website! Got lost for hours learning, reminiscing and mumbling, “I didn’t know that.” A wealth of information.

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