Sharyn McCrumb
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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

    • Highland Laddie Gone

    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    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

    • She Walks These Hills

    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Sally Darling
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    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 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 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    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 Windsor Knot

    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful Elizabeth Macpherson mystery

    • By teresa hensley on 01-17-19

    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

    • MacPherson's Lament

    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    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

    • The Rosewood Casket

    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Sally Darling
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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 Hangman's Beautiful Daughter

    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Sally Darling
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    In The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter, a young minister's wife struggles to understand a sudden, unexplained death....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sharyn McCrumb is a wonderful story teller

    • By Anonymous User on 08-12-10

    Regular price: $26.60

    • 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 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    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

    • 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 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    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

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