BIG thanks to Maggie King for giving MONEY GRAB a shoutout in her latest blog post! You’ll love this action-packed financial whodunit. Frances Aylor is an author to watch—as is her sleuth, the resourceful and feisty Robbie Bradford.
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
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
Financial newscasters constantly talk about benchmarks, telling us about the performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 or the Nasdaq Composite Index. Why should we care about these indices? Are they important to our own financial portfolios? Professional money managers of U.S. large-cap portfolios typically focus on the S&P 500 Index. It … More Why Care About Benchmarks?
In Fallout, best-selling author Sara Paretsky takes her private investigator V.I. Warshawski on a field trip, out of her usual Chicago haunts and into the flatlands of Kansas, as she searches for a vanished film student and a former Hollywood star. Accompanied by her faithful dog Peppy, V.I. uses the internet as well as good old … More Turning to Mysteries: Fallout by Sara Paretsky
If you own a stock that pays a dividend, congratulations! The dividend can provide consistent cash flow to your portfolio. But how do you know when you’ll get the dividend? Companies that pay dividends generally declare them once a quarter, or four times a year. Company ABC may say that a dividend of $0.30 per … More Manage Your Exes
It’s been a little over a month since Money Grab‘s release, and I can’t thank you all enough for your support! Your notes and words of encouragement, invitations, and your presence at events have meant the world to me. It’s been an honor to see Money Grab on your bookshelves. Zoe Dellinger sent me this photo of Money Grab in … More Thank You for the Support!
Put Interlaken, Switzerland on your list of must-see places. Easily reached by train, this quaint city is surrounded by alps and offers hiking, boating, and my favorite – paragliding. From high above the city, you can get great views of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau Mountains. At 13,642 feet, the Jungfrau is the highest mountain … More Money Grab Visits Interlaken
In May, Money Grab visited Amsterdam. I kept looking for dikes and windmills, but it turns out there’s only one windmill left in Amsterdam and all the dikes are by the ocean, not in the city. What the city does have plenty of is bicycles, which are the preferred mode of transportation. I almost got … More Money Grab Visits Amsterdam
In his mystery Trust No One, New Zealand writer Paul Cleve pushes the concept of the “unreliable narrator” to new heights. Protagonist Jerry Grey, a writer of crime novels under the pseudonym Henry Cutter, has developed early-onset Alzheimer’s at age 49 and finds himself unable to distinguish between fiction and reality. He confesses that some … More Turning to Mysteries: Trust No One by Paul Cleave