Intermountain PI Podcast
Cold Case Private Investigator Catherine Townsend
Intermountain PI Podcast | Ep. 22 | November 5, 2019 | Cold Case Private Investigator Catherine Townsend
She grew up in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. A town the U.K. Independent called the most dangerous little city in America. And it’s no wonder. After Detroit, Pine Bluff has more violent crime, per capita, than any other city in the U.S. In fact, she described it as, “… a town so rough that our pit bull got stolen.” I’m talking with Catherine Townsend. She’s a writer, licensed private investigator and hosts the smash hit iHeart Radio Cold Case podcast, Hell and Gone. She’s petite and pretty. But don’t make the mistake of underestimating her. She’s smart, tenacious and has nerves of steel. In addition, she’s the only private investigator I know that started out as a sex columnist.
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GREAT PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS ARE ALSO GOOD WRITERS
I have a theory that all great private investigators are also good writers. Catherine Townsend is no exception. Her work has appeared in several publications including The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, Elle, The Independent, The New York Post, GQ, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and The Huffington Post. As a matter of fact, she wrote a 2013 Daily Mail article is about Piper Kerman, the inspiration behind the hit Netflix series, Orange is the New Black.
Plus, she’s also a writer and correspondent for Investigation Discovery’s CrimeFeed website. However,