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Shadow of the Gypsy
Shadow of the Gypsy

Shadow of the Gypsy



340 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $24.95)

Publication Date: May 2022

ISBN 9781952782572

Rights: WOR

Boutique of Quality Books (May 2022)
BQB Publishing

Price: $18.95


A nemesis out of the past suddenly returns, forcing Josh Bartlett to come to terms with his true identity. Josh Bartlett had figured all the angles, changed his name, holed up as a small-town features writer in the seclusion of the Blue Ridge. Only a few weeks more and he'd begin anew, return to the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut and Molly (if she'd have him) and, at long last, live a normal life. After all, it was a matter of record that Zharko had been deported well over a year ago. The shadowy form Josh had glimpsed yesterday at the lake was only that—a hazy shadow under the eaves of the activities building. It stood to reason his old nemesis was still ensconced overseas in Bucharest or thereabouts well out of the way. And no matter where he was, he wouldn't travel thousands of miles to track Josh down. Surely that couldn't be, not now, not after all this.


Shadow of the Gypsy: "I really like what you've done with this, Shelly. Josh, the central character, has an engrossing sense of urgency in this suspenseful tale." —Beth Terrell, Mystery Writers of America   

Miranda and the D-Day Caper: "Miranda and the D-Day Caper was an action-packed, fun, and fast-paced novel that will leave you on the edge of your seat with excitement. I absolutely loved the writing school of Shelly Frome, and the manner to which this novel has such as "old school" vibe with a trendy underlying plotline, you will find yourself not wanting to be torn away from Miranda and the D-Day Caper. If you are ready for the fun adventure that will take you on a historical and exciting adventure, be sure to not miss out on this one! I am most certainly looking forward to more from this very talented author." —Amy Koller  

"Whoo-boy, what a read! I have read a couple of Shelly Frome's books before, so I knew I was in for a whirlwind when I started this one and I was not disappointed. Frome's style of story telling is exactly the type of thing that I enjoy --- fast-paced, quick, witty dialog and smart characters who can actually manage to get themselves out of their own predicaments. I absolutely adored the other books of his that I read and this one was no exception. I've read the previous Miranda Davis book before this one, but it was a while ago and I was worried that I wouldn't be able to remember the character or the setting very well. Of course, I should never have doubted, Frome's writing brought it all back instantly." —Teddy Rose reviews

Author Biography

Shelly Frome is a member of Mystery Writers of America, a professor of dramatic arts emeritus at the University of Connecticut, a former professional actor, and a writer of crime novels and books on theater and film. He is also the film columnist for Southern Writers Magazine and writes monthly profiles for Gannett Media. His fiction includes The Secluded Village Murders, Miranda and the D-Day Caper, Sun Dance for Andy Horn, Lilac Moon, Twilight of the Drifter, and Tinseltown Riff. Among his works of nonfiction are The Actors Studio and texts on the art and craft of screenwriting and writing for the stage. He lives in Black Mountain, North Carolina.