Sharyn McCrumb
AUTHOR

Sharyn McCrumb

I am an award-winning Southern writer. I am probably best known for my
Appalachian "Ballad" novels, set in the North Carolina/Tennessee mountains. These books include New York Times Best Sellers She Walks These Hills and The Rosewood Casket, which deal with the issue of the vanishing wilderness, and The Ballad of Frankie Silver, the story of the first woman hanged for murder in the state of North Carolina; The Songcatcher, a genealogy in music; and Ghost Riders, an account of the Civil War in the Appalachians.

My newest novel St. Dale, the Canterbury Tales set in NASCAR, was published by Kensington Books of New York in 2005, and is currently a nominee for the Library of Virginia Literary Award in Fiction and a finalist for its People's Choice Award.

Honors include: the 2003 Award for Literature given by the
East Tennessee Historical Society; AWA Outstanding Contribution to
Appalachian Literature Award; Chaffin Award for Achievement in Southern
Literature; Plattner Award for Short Story; and AWA's Best Appalachian
Novel.

I was the first writer-in-residence at King College in Tennessee. In 2001 I
served as fiction writer-in-residence at the WICE Conference in Paris, and
in 2005 I was honored as the writer of the year at the annual literary
celebration at Emory and Henry College. (And I was the first Southern writer to take along a NASCAR driver to that literary seminar. Thank you, Ward Burton!)

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Best Sellers

    • King's Mountain

    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte, Rick Holmes, Julia Gibson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Sharyn McCrumb is the New York Times best-selling author of the Ballad novels, which celebrate the rich history of Appalachia....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Memorable tale about an important historic event

    • By Chuck on 06-15-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Unquiet Grave

    • A Novel
    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Candace Thaxton, Roger Casey
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    Following a suicide attempt and consigned to a segregated insane asylum, attorney James P. D. Gardner finds himself under the care of Dr. James Boozer....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So Good

    • By hayloft27 on 09-16-17

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Rosewood Casket

    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Sally Darling
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Randall Stargill is dying. As his four sons gather to build his coffin, a local wise woman arrives with a small box that must be buried with the old man. In it are the fragile bones of a child....

    Regular price: $23.76

    • The Windsor Knot

    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    If forensic anthropologist and amateur sleuth Elizabeth MacPherson is to have tea with the queen of England, she has to get married first....

    Regular price: $20.99

    • If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him

    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Sharyn McCrumb's novels featuring Elizabeth MacPherson have captured countless fans who eagerly share this young detective's longings for tantalizing cases....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fascinating!

    • By Kimberlee Smith on 02-12-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Ballad of Tom Dooley

    • A Ballad Novel, Book 9
    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Shannon McManus, Eric Dove
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    The Kingston Trio’s folk song “Tom Dooley” tells the story of the murder of Laura Foster, a simple country girl involved with returning Confederate soldier Tom Dula....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Scott E. Walters on 11-23-11

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Prayers the Devil Answers

    • A Novel
    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Candace Thaxton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    Suddenly thrust into the role of primary caretaker for her family following the tragic death of her husband, Ellie Robbins is appointed to serve out his term as sheriff....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprising twist.

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-12-17

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Highland Laddie Gone

    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In her third outing as amateur sleuth, Elizabeth MacPherson has the chance to revel in the rites of the old country at the annual Glencoe Mountain Games....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Before the Ballad Novels there was Elizabeth Mc.

    • By Barbara on 12-12-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Devil Amongst the Lawyers

    • A Ballad Novel, Book 8
    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    A stunning return to the lands, ballads, and characters upon which she made her name, The Devil Amongst the Lawyers is a testament to Sharyn McCrumb’s lyrical and poetic writing....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • not my favorite

    • By Cynthia Lee on 04-18-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Ballad of Frankie Silver

    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat, Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    Award-winning, New York Times best-selling novelist Sharyn McCrumb crafts absorbing, lyrical tales featuring the rich culture and lore of Appalachia....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A nice little change of pace.

    • By Daniel on 10-01-04

    Regular price: $34.97

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