Winter this year has been cold and snowy and long. I’m ready for sunshine and warmer temperatures, so Robbie Bradford and I are heading south to cruise the Amazon River. We’ll have some fun pictures to share with you in the next newsletter. But first, some final memories of winter. The temperature dropped to three … More Let’s Say Goodbye to Winter
Ellen Crosby’s mystery Vineyard Victimshas just been nominated for a Mary Higgins Clark award! This is Crosby’s eighth book in her Wine Country Mystery series, featuring Lucie Montgomery as the owner of a Virginia-based vineyard. Lucie is forced off a rain-slicked road by former presidential candidate Jamie Vaughan. He crashes into the gates of the Montgomery … More Turning to Mysteries: Vineyard Victims by Ellen Crosby
This article was originally posted by The Gracious Posse. At the top of my favorite things about this season is summer reading. Give me a book, some outdoor shade, a body of water (from pool to ocean) and a cool drink, and I am one happy lady. At the end of each summer I have … More Meet Financial Mystery Writer, Frances Aylor
Famous days live in history. February 5 and February 8, 2018 may be among them, for those are the two days in one week when the Dow dropped over 1,000 points, down over 10% from its previous highs, officially marking a stock market correction. We all knew it was coming. The stock market has been … More How Much Risk is Too Much?
Let’s escape from the snow and cold of January by viewing some summertime pictures of Chautauqua Institution in southwestern New York, which I visited a few years ago. Each summer, this beautiful lakeside resort offers nine weeks of thought-provoking presentations on religious, social and political topics. The topic for the session I attended was healthcare. At 17 … More Chautauqua, New York
Y is for Yesterday is the last book in Sue Grafton’s Alphabet series. There will be no “Z,” since Grafton died in December. Along with many other Grafton fans, I was greatly saddened by news of her death. I have read every Grafton book, starting with A is for Alibi. Her detective, Kinsey Millhone, was a very likeable … More Turning to Mysteries: Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton
The FAANG stocks were on a tear in 2017, significantly outperforming both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq index. What are the FAANGs? It’s Facebook (ticker FB), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX), Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL) and Apple (AAPL). These are high-growth stocks that seem to be always in the news. If you didn’t own these … More Can You Afford FAANGs?
I was thrilled to do the most recent guest post on Maggie King’s website. The post includes a little behind-the-book information on Money Grab and finishes up with the opportunity for you to win a copy of the book. Check it out!
In the spirit of the holiday season, I wanted to share a few pictures of the Holy Land, which I visited for three weeks in November 2014. We saw ancient temples and modern office buildings, barren wilderness and lush greenery, beautiful mosaics and dusty ruins. This is a land of history, of conflict, and of … More Travels to the Holy Land
Louise Penny is the author of the Chief Inspector Gamache novels, a mystery series set in the fictional city of Three Pines in Canada. In A Trick of the Light, artist Clara Morrow finally receives recognition for a lifetime of work by having a solo show at the Muse̒e d’Art Contemporain in Montreal. At a party in … More Turning to Mysteries: A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny