Will Irby is a long established, Florida-based writer and private investigator.


Writing Assignments:
Will Irby works as a freelance journalist and writer, traveling and writing extensively about Florida, the Bahamas and Caribbean. An acclaimed storyteller, he welcomes writing assignments requiring deep inquiry into little-known historical incidents, nefarious acts at sea and unusual natural phenomena. He continues to chronicle the underworld of modern-day pirates and smugglers. Irby's work appears regularly in various regional magazines and journals where Florida's fascinating stories are told.


Will Irby's Florida Stories magazine is now online. Click the icon below to open the latest edition:

Acquisition Services:

Assignments are accepted from serious collectors in the location, authentication, recovery or procurement of valuable art, rare books and collectibles.

  • Location and return of lost or stolen works of art and valuable collectables.
  • Acquisition of unique pieces for public and private collectors. Personal and confidential contact with collectors, as well as, experts in authentication, provenance and art forensics worldwide.
  • Established clientele notified when items of particular interest to them become available.
  • Photography and certified cataloging of collections for security and insurance purposes.
  • The secure, private transportation of valuable art and collectables.

Complete Discretion and Total Confidentiality Assured. Have Equipment, Will Travel.



Contact Will Irby at:


Licensed Private Investigator
Member, Society of Professional Journalists