This summer we’re diving into origin stories — essays by investigators about discovering their calling. Interviews with professionals about what moved them to become truth seekers. Articles about pioneering detectives and entrepreneurs, early legal codes, and groundbreaking artists who created the crime fiction and films that inspired us to be who we are.
This month is all about beginnings. How things came to be. The process of becoming. Below are some favorites from our archive. As we publish more origin stories this summer, we’ll add to this list.
First, here’s a new video we made of our editor Hal Humphreys’ PI origin story:
Got an origin story to share? Email your story or pitch to the editor: kim [at] storyoardemp [dot] com.