Turning to Mysteries: Camino Island by John Grisham

Camino Island by John Grisham has a more mellow tone than his usual thrillers. There is a theft. There is a murder. There are investigations by the FBI, the local police and the insurance company, which is on the hook for paying compensation for Princeton’s loss. But there’s not the tension, the drama, or the breakneck … More Turning to Mysteries: Camino Island by John Grisham

What is an ETF?

Exchange Traded Funds, or ETFs, seem to be everywhere these days. They are a low-cost, tax efficient way to invest. They reduce your risk versus investing in a single stock. They can provide ready access to many asset classes, especially for the smaller investor. In my novel Money Grab, I wrote: Clients these days are convinced … More What is an ETF?

Money Grab Visits Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle

For fans of the Masterpiece Theatre television series Downton Abbey,nothing is more thrilling than a visit to Highclere Castle in Hampshire, England, to see the house where much of the series was filmed. As we pulled up the graveled drive, the distinctive opening notes of the Downton theme song played in my head. The Herbert family has owned … More Money Grab Visits Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle

Money Grab Visits England

July 2017 marked the 200th anniversary of the death of English writer Jane Austen (1775-1817), famous for her novels Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and Persuasion. In them she focused on the daily lives of country residents in Georgian England, highlighting the social mores of the time and the immense pressure on young women to marry well, … More Money Grab Visits England

Turning to Mysteries: The Lost Order by Steve Berry

In The Lost Order, Steve Berry follows his signature style of opening with an historical event – a fire at the Smithsonian in D.C. in 1865 – and then brings the action into the present day as former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone struggles to find billions in missing Confederate gold before the bad guys can get … More Turning to Mysteries: The Lost Order by Steve Berry