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

    • 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 96
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    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

    • MacPherson's Lament

    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Family troubles in Virginia spin out of control, forcing Elizabeth MacPherson to leave her adopted Scotland to sort out the multiplying problems....

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Missing Susan

    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Anyone with a taste for murder with a British twist will stand in line to listen to this riveting audiobook by internationally acclaimed author Sharyn McCrumb....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Anyone who has taken a package tour can relate.

    • By Barbara on 12-30-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    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

    • 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 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    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

    • Bimbos of the Death Sun

    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    Edgar Award-winning author Sharyn McCrumb brings her storytelling talent and keen eye for satire to this hilarious spoof of the bizarre culture surrounding sci-fi/fantasy fandom....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What Fun!

    • By K. Gibson on 07-23-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • 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 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    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

    • She Walks These Hills

    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Sally Darling
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    A murdered 18th-century pioneer woman and a present-day escaped convict haunt the same Appalachian wilderness in McCrumb's multilayered mystery....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent story teller

    • By Vickie on 11-11-09

    Regular price: $32.87

    • The Rosewood Casket

    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Sally Darling
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    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 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 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    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: $29.99

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