Shelly Frome’s latest literary effort is entitled Twilight of the Drifter, a southern-gothic crime-and-blues odyssey haunted in part by the civil rights movement.

   In a sense, this tale hinges on the vagaries of chance and human nature while, at the same time, some underlying force seeks closure and long overdue redemption.

   A book signing will be held at the Hickory Stick in Washington Depot ( 2 Green Hill Road ) Saturday, March 17, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The bookshop number is 860-868-0525. Please call to reserve your autographed copy if you are unable to attend.