Behind the Book

Turning to Mysteries: Trust No One by Paul Cleave

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 [...]

Money Grab Visits the Homestead

Over Easter weekend, Money Grab traveled to Hot Springs, Virginia to visit the Omni Homestead Resort, first established in 1766. Twenty-three U.S. presidents have visited the resort, famous for its mineral waters, nationally ranked golf courses, and variety of indoor and outdoor activities, including tennis, horseback riding, and falconry. The Easter bunny, dancing spring flowers [...]

Turning to Mysteries: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Author Ruth Ware, riding the popularity of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, has published The Woman in Cabin 10. Like The Girl on the Train, Ware’s book has an unreliable narrator. Did journalist Lo Blacklock, who is prone to panic attacks, really witness a murder? Or was it just a hallucination brought on by [...]

Turning to Mysteries: In the Woods by Tana French

In the Woods by Tana French is one of my favorite mysteries ever. It’s set in Ireland, where three children disappear overnight in the woods behind their homes. The next day one of them is discovered clinging to a tree, scratched and bloody, with no memory of what happened. The other two are never found. [...]

The Odds of Madness in March

March Madness means college basketball, that wild scramble to the final 64-team roster in the NCAA tournament. Sports fans eagerly toss money in the pot and fill out brackets to predict the winner. It’s a classic risk/reward decision - should you bet on the top teams, or go for the long shot? Money Grab has [...]