Julia Hartley Moore
|Known for||Work as Private investigator|
Julia Hartley Moore is a New Zealand private investigator and author who is the founder of the Auckland-based private investigation firm, Julia Hartley Moore Limited (previously Arbeth & Co Limited). Her firm specialises in infidelity, scam, and child custody cases. She has published several books about her work as a private investigator, including multiple editions of Infidelity: Exploding the Myths.
Julia Hartley Moore is a native of New Zealand. She is a great-granddaughter of the Yorkshire poet John Hartley. Julia is dyslexic (a fact that was not discovered until she was aged 40) and left school at age 14. She had her first child at age 15 and married her first husband when she found out she was pregnant. When she was 16, Hartley Moore gave birth to twins. She met her second husband when she worked as a secretary with the National Party in her 20s.
In the 1990s when her children were grown, she moved to London where she worked a job at Harrods department store. In this role she helped uncover a staff theft ring. In 1996, Hartley Moore returned to New Zealand and opened her private investigation firm, Julia Hartley Moore Limited (formerly Arbeth & Co Limited). She was the first woman to own a private investigation company in New Zealand. She initially worked fraud cases for an insurance company, but soon began specialising in infidelity cases. She has also worked other types of cases involving scenarios like extortion, missing persons, and employee monitoring (among others). In 2000 she wrote her first book Julia Moore, PI, which was published by Penguin Books. In 2004, she authored Infidelity: Exploding the Myths, which was published by HarperCollins in which she documents her work investigating infidelity cases. Multiple editions of the latter book have since been released, including by Ulysses Press in 2006 and Exisle Publishing in 2011. This was followed up by Suddenly Single, which was published by HarperCollins in 2007.
Hartley Moore is a regular commentator on television and radio, appearing on TVNZ’s 1 News, TVNZ's current affairs programme Seven Sharp, and has been a panelist on Radio New Zealand’s The Panel for over 20 years. In the 1990s she appeared on the television show Private Investigators. She was also a panelist for two series of TVNZ's chat show How's Life?. She has also appeared on Australian television's Channel 7.
In addition to television, Hartley Moore frequently appears in print and online news media publications such as Stuff Ltd and The New Zealand Herald to talk about aspects of her investigative work.
- Meng-Yee, Carolyne (22 August 2021). "Julia Hartley-Moore's unconventional path to being one of our top private investigators". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
- "Twelve Questions: Julia Hartley Moore". NZ Herald. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
- "The ex factor". Now To Love. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
- "Private Eye a 'human lie detector'". Stuff. 20 May 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
- "What it's really like to be a Private Investigator". 7NEWS. 20 June 2019. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
- "Missing millionaire: Private investigator lifts the lid on how Lotto might find $17.1m winner". NZ Herald. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
- "Why more employers are hiring detectives to spy on their staff". 7NEWS. 20 February 2020. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
- Hartley Moore, Julia (1 January 2000). "Julia Moore P. I. / Julia Moore". Julia Moore P. I. / Julia Moore. | Items | National Library of New Zealand | National Library of New Zealand. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
- Hartley Moore, Julia (2004). Infidelity : exploding the myths. Auckland, N.Z.: HarperCollins. ISBN 1-86950-507-7. OCLC 156005954.
- Moore, Julia Hartley (2006). Infidelity sleuth : a female private eye tells women how to uncover the truth. Berkeley, CA: Ulysses Press. ISBN 1-56975-525-6. OCLC 63528337.
- Hartley Moore, Julia (2011). Infidelity : exploding the myths (New ed.). Auckland, N.Z.: Exisle Publishing. ISBN 978-1-921497-90-2. OCLC 698627164.
- Hartley Moore, Julia (2007). Suddenly Single. New Zealand: HarperCollins. ISBN 9781869506117.
- "'Lawyer is aiding and abetting Smith' – Private investigator". TVNZ. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
- "403 Error". www.tvnz.co.nz. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
- "The Panel". RNZ. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
- Screen, NZ On. "Credits | How's Life? | Series | Television | NZ On Screen". www.nzonscreen.com. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
- "Private eye explains how to spot a cheating partner". Stuff. 27 June 2017. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
- "Boozing, drugs, bad romances sabotage Kiwis seeking national security clearances". Stuff. 31 January 2020. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
- "Cheating Kiwis pay high price for affairs". Stuff. 9 April 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2021.