By Bennie Grezlik
Published: July 26, 2012.
Mix one rich retired general and his crippled daughter with a low-life drifter posing as a savior; add a beautiful, Gypsy-like woman and her partner, a seasoned con-man. Mix them with strip-land coal leases, séances, Ouiga boards, and what do you get? A recipe for mystery, danger, romance, and death. The Grifters lays bare the grit of hard times and the enduring spirit of the human heart.