“ Monte has come to see his life as a sort of accidental adventure – a well armed search for meaning for a man who has convinced himself he is a gentle soul.” THE AUSTRALIAN, WEEKEND MAGAZINE.
“ Frank Monte is… The best in the business…” LARRY KING.LARRY KING LIVE. CNN.
“When the world’s biggest celebrities have a mission impossible, Frank Monte is their man.” PAN MACMILLAN PUBLISHERS
“The book weaves a tale of an ex Sydney copper who protected Aristotle and Jackie Onassis, raised private armies and worked for the Rockefeller family while hobnobbing with the rich and famous.” SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
“High class fashion, beautiful people, extreme wealth and whiff of murder– it was always going to be big, but when the Versace tailors and P.I. Frank Monte came to town, Sydney’s Federal Court didn’t know what had hit it.’ THE AUSTRALIAN “
As Australian P.I. Frank Monte discovered, working for Aristotle Onassis, then one of the world’s richest men, had all the intrigue and suspense he could hope for and then there was Jackie Onassis and the CIA.” PENTHOUSE
“In… his new book ‘The Spying Game’ Australian P.I. Frank Monte goes on a terrifying voyage into crocodile infested estuaries to solve the [ Rockefeller] case.” THE BULLETIN
“Global Gumshoe, Internationally renowned private investigator and spy for hire Frank Monte knows the dark secrets of the rich and powerful.” RAMP MAGAZINE.USA
Frank J Monte. Media History.
Frank Monte began his Multi media projects in Los Angeles in 1993 and whilst in New York from 1995 appeared on T.V. and 1300 radio shows and segments. He was involved in deal making with several producers Inc. John Daly , of Hemdale [ Produced Terminator, The Last Emperor, Platoon, Hoosiers,] and HBO. Talent agents such as Alan Rifkin at William Morris Agency and Jon Sheinberg at The Bubble Factory as well as numerous movie stars. He negotiated contracts and acted as Producer between the production company of 'The Private Eye' film, and stars such as Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando, Roy Thinness, Joan Severance, Mel Torme, Leslie Ann Downs, Franco Nero and Carlos Leon [Madonna’s Ex], meeting with them and co-ordinating their involvement with the film project.
He produced and wrote scripts and book treatments which were accepted for distribution deals by William Morris Agency, both in New York and LA.
His credits include writer of ‘The Private Eye’, ‘The Skull of Rockefeller’ optioned to Light Storm Productions [James Cameron], ‘New York P.I.’, a documentary currently in post production. He also wrote the book released by Pan MacMillan in June 2001 called ‘The Spying Game’. And the subsequent re-release in 2003 by Vapula Press.
He met and negotiated with in a professional capacity with, Tony Curtis, Milton Berle, Jay McInerney, Donald Trump, Candace Bushnell [Sex In The City], Jon Voight, Robert Kennedy Jnr., Tama Janowitz, Jade Barrymore, Dewi Sukarno, Anthony Haden-Guest, Joan Severance, Rue Paul, Gregory Peck, Sanford Meisner, Sydney Pollack, Lainie Kazan, Leslie Ann Down, Ted Danson, and Perry Farrell of Jane’s’ Addiction/ Lolla Palooza, Diane Keaton and dozens more.
He took part in all facets of managing auditions and pre-production activities. He advertised in Variety and Hollywood Reporter for actors and dealt with all levels of actors and their managers. He supervised crews from grips to cameramen and editing labs, both in New York and LA. He hired all staff necessary for auditions and oversaw the complete audition process from beginning to end culminating in hiring and contracting major talent as well as assistant directors, script supervisors, make up personnel and catering services.
He conciliated at several dozen meetings with producers, lawyers and talent and co coordinated the press and media coverage at all times, achieving a minimum of 15 articles in the New York Press alone for ‘The Private Eye’ film production. He hired and was working with 3 publicists, Nora Lawlor, Gus Ober and R. Couri Hay. All of New York City.
He completely organized a major fund raiser party of 300 guests at the prestigious New York Genealogical Society on East 58th Street in July 1996. This was attended by the Elite of New York Society, including the Annenberg’s, the Roosevelt’s and the Nederlanders.
He was the host of these guests and ensured maximum press coverage, by the abundant attending press corps. The evening was reported widely in many media outlets including The Sydney Morning Herald and The New York Post.
He has produced a series of live film and still shoots on New York streets [Dutch TV and Oggi Italian Magazine.] This required arranging for all New York Mayor’s office film permits which he facilitated smoothly. He organized all facets of a week long series of filmed interviews with the hierarchy of New York Society.
Prior to his involvement described above he appeared in several magazine, newspaper articles and documentaries as well as on Melbourne’s the Steve Vizard Show as a featured guest.
He appeared on the following shows in conjunction with Burson-Marsteller; Lee Solters; Baker, Winokur & Ryder, R Couri Hay, Gus Ober, and Nora Lawlor. And other major PR agencies;
The Leeza Show, [Leeza Gibbons] NBC
The Marilyn Kagan Show, CBS
Larry King Live, on CNN,
Burden Of Proof, on CNN
The Dennis Prager Show, CBS
The Howard Stern Radio Show, E! Channel.
Talk Soup, E! Channel
Tonight, CNBC NY
Hard Copy, NY NBC
America’s Talking, CNBC
BBC TV, London
Channel 4, London
Dozens of European TV stations on Versace’s death.
Prior to leaving Australia he appeared on several TV shows dating back to the 70’s these included;
The Don Lane Show 1979 1980 [several]
The Steve Vizard Show 1991/ 1992/1993 [several]
The Midday Show [several]
The Today Show [several]
Australian Story 1999.
The Investigators 
The Ernie Sigley Show 1970’s.
Good Morning Australia [several]
A Current Affair, TCN 9 Australia. [Several]
This Day Tonight.
The John Laws Show, Sydney. Over a dozen interviews.
Numerous News broadcasts as an expert in various related investigatory fields.
He wrote for several publications, articles about security which were published under his own name,
These were in;
Jobsons a business magazine
Rydges a business magazine
Penthouse a popular men’s journal.
He contributed to some 230 articles to appear in the National and International Press. A record is available for perusal.
They include but this is a small partial list;
Manhattan File [8 entries]
GQ Magazine 
New York Daily News [several dozen entries]
New York Post [several dozen entries]
Chicago Sun Times
New York Magazine 
The New Yorker, Magazine [Twice]
Country Magazine [Hampton’s]
W [Monthly edition of Women’s Wear Daily] [twice]
Quest Magazine Front Cover
The New York Observer
The Times of London
The Star, several.
Harpers & Queen.
New Idea. 6 times.
Australian Penthouse 1987 and 2001
Time Out, New York.
Pol Magazine [Cover story 1977]
Oggi [Italy twice]
La Stampa [Italy]
Corriere Della Sera [Italy]
National Enquirer 
The London Observer [twice]
The Bulletin 
And many others. See list below.
Since 2001 there have been another 420 articles and TV shows about Frank J Monte and fiancée, Sharon Sargeant.
Some, due to defamation are before the Courts so cannot be reprinted here. The main problem is the Aussie Press lies & Fairfax Ltd. are vindictive over the Monte v Versace Court case which did not do him much damage. They fail and refuse to note that since then in 2010 The Italian Mafia Commission has backed a Published book called 'Mestastisis' by a respected Italian Author writer /journalist Gian-Carlo Nuzzi, collaborating with the hit man, Di Bella, who actually killed Gianni Versace as I had said they did, he admits with my assertions the the Versaces were indeed Mafiosi and money launderers amongst other things.
He also aided several International authors’ access to his information.
These included the following all whom wrote favourable paragraphs or even whole chapters about Monte in their published books;
Athina, The Last Onassis, by Chris Hutchins.
Jack Nicholson, An actor on the Edge, by Peter Thompson.
Jackie after Jack, by Christopher Andersen.
Gianni Versace, Fashions Last Emperor, by Lowry Turner.
Rocky Goes West, by Paul Toohey.
Death at Every Stop, by Wensley Clarkson.
Versace Undressed, A Biography, by Christopher Mason.
A soon to be released book by Anthony Haden-Guest, called ‘Famous’.
He created and set up the company’s web sites for 3 different company products including the
Corporate site www.Montespy.com, www.Spy7.com and www.NewYorkNightlife.com, www.spyfashioncam.com these 3 latter sites where afforded wide press coverage by The New Yorker Magazine, Harpers & Queen, Harpers Bazaar, N.Y. Daily News, Fox 5 TV N.Y. and The Observer In London which featured Frank Monte as the pro-creator of a new web media service.
Since his return to Australia in August 2000 he began negotiating with Harper Collins Publishing and Beaumont Publishing House for some time until February 2000 when an agent introduced him to Pan Macmillan and a deal was signed. His 1st Book 'The Spying Game' was released in July 2001 but after a bitter court case against the Mafia Connected Versace Fashion House he withdrew the book and re wrote it through Vapula Press and Irish company and it was published world wide in July 2003.
A partial list of 320 Press articles [ 1966- 2001] about Frank J Monte