Sandra Mara got a taste for the intrigue of the PI world from her father, Ireland’s first PI. Despite his warning that it was No Job for a Woman, she became the top Private Investigator in the country and highly acclaimed internationally, being voted International Investigator of the Year by the World Association of Detectives.
In No Job for a Woman, Sandra opens her case files for the first time to reveal
some enthralling cases, providing a fascinating insight into the real world of the private investigator – a world of bugging, surveillance, long cold nights and very real danger. She describes dramatic encounters with criminal gangs or shadowy figures like Martin “The General” Cahill, Tony Felloni and Gerry “The Monk” Hutch,
as well as the IRA and UDA.
No stranger to dangerous situations, she has faced knife attacks, death threats, police protection and even looked down the barrel of a gun on more than one occasion. It goes with the turf.
It’s not all danger. The job has its share of bizarre, humorous and scandalous cases, such as the missing Jumbo Jet, “Patricia the Stripper” and the Manchester United player, or the client who claimed the CIA were on her tail. Then, of course, there are the inevitable cheating partners. Some cases will shock even the most cynical.