Lilac Moon : A Mystery Novel by Shelly Frome (cloth)
This chilling mystery unfolds in remote Connecticut hills. A series of creepy pranks has driven impressionable thirty-something actress, Katie, to distraction. One rainy evening, her habitual jog
results in a near-fatal fall into a camouflaged cistern. Drifting past consciousness, she calls for her lifelong friend Sarah. Soon Sarah, a features reporter from New Haven, learns of Katie’s plight, discovers her in a near-coma, and promises to intervene; only to discover herself nearly overwhelmed by bizarre suspects and her own psychological turmoil. Trying to prod state troopers into action, Sarah learns of a trio of dubious revivals: production of Dark of the Moon, restoration of a vineyard, and evangelical crusades. As the plot thickens, goings-on eventually lead to murder, and Sarah unwittingly becomes a player.
". . . memorable rich characters . . . two central figures you really care about who induce you to keep reading till the compelling finish . . . Lilac Moon truly captures the whole Connecticut / Berkshire ambiance . . ."
Nanci Race, Features Editor
The Artful Mind
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
As Associate Professor of Dramatic Arts at The University of Connecticut, Shelly Frome is no stranger to the theater world. Among his publications are The Actors Studio (2001), Sun Dance for Andy Horn (a novel) 1990, and Playwriting (1990). He is author of four plays: Death in the Stacks, Last of the Good Guys, Sun Dance for Andy Horn, and Harlequin Jones, wrote thirteen articles on acting and playwriting, and composed twenty-three plays and seven dance/theatre pieces.