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Sharyn McCrumb


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Sharyn McCrumb is a New York Times bestselling author whose work has been cited for "Outstanding Contribution to Appalachian Literature." She has received the Chaffin and Plattner Awards for Southern fiction, two Best Appalachian Novel awards, and many other honors. She launched her acclaimed Appalachian Ballad novel series with If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O.

Sharyn McCrumb has been writer-in-residence at King College (Tennessee) and Shepherd College (West Virginia), and she has lectured on her work at universities and libraries throughout the United States and Europe. She lives and writes in the Virginia Blue Ridge.
 

Awards: Nero (1995), Macavity (1995), Anthony (1995), Agatha (1995)  see all

Genres: Mystery
 
Series
Elizabeth MacPherson
   1. Sick of Shadows (1984)
   2. Lovely in Her Bones (1985)
   3. Highland Laddie Gone (1986)
   4. Paying the Piper (1988)
   5. The Windsor Knot (1990)
   6. Missing Susan (1991)
   7. Macpherson's Lament (1992)
   8. If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him... (1995)
   9. The PMS Outlaws (2000)
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Ballad
   1. If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O (1990)
     aka If Ever I Return
   2. The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter (1992)
   3. She Walks These Hills (1994)
   4. The Rosewood Casket (1996)
   5. The Ballad of Frankie Silver (1998)
   6. The Songcatcher (2001)
   7. Ghost Riders (2003)
   8. The Devil Amongst the Lawyers (2010)
   9. The Ballad of Tom Dooley (2011)
   10. King's Mountain (2013)
   Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past (2014)
   11. Prayers the Devil Answers (2016)
   12. The Unquiet Grave (2017)
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Novels
   St. Dale (2005)
   Once Around the Track (2007)
   Faster Pastor (2010) (with Adam Edwards)
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Books containing stories by Sharyn McCrumb
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Not Everyone's Cup of Tea (2013)
An Interesting and Entertaining History of Malice Domestic's First 25 Years
edited by
Rita Owen and Verena Rose
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Overbite (2010)
(Blood Lite, book 2)
edited by
Kevin J Anderson

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Awards
1995 Nero Award : She Walks These Hills
1995 Macavity Award for Best Novel : She Walks These Hills
1995 Anthony Award for Best Short Story : The Monster of Glarnis
1995 Anthony Award for Best Novel : She Walks These Hills
1995 Agatha Award for Best Novel : If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him...
1994 Agatha Award for Best Novel : She Walks These Hills
1991 Macavity Award for Best Novel : If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O
1989 Agatha Award for Best Short Story : A Wee Doch and Doris
1988 Edgar Award for Best Paperback original : Bimbos of the Death Sun

Award nominations
1996 Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery Novel (nominee) : If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him...
1996 Dilys Award for Best Book (nominee) : If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him...
1993 Macavity Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter
1993 Anthony Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter
1992 Agatha Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Happiness Is a Dead Poet
1992 Agatha Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter
1991 Anthony Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Remains to Be Seen
1991 Anthony Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : The Luncheon
1991 Anthony Award for Best Novel (nominee) : If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O
1990 Anthony Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : A Wee Doch and Doris
1989 Anthony Award for Best Paperback original (nominee) : Paying the Piper
1988 Anthony Award for Best Paperback original (nominee) : Bimbos of the Death Sun
1988 Agatha Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Paying the Piper


Sharyn McCrumb recommends
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Shadow Knight's Mate (2014)
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"Brandon does for politics what Dan Brown did for religion."
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The River Witch (2012)
Kimberly Brock
"There is magic and wonder in "The River Witch," but the real enchantment here is the strength of the characters Roslyn and Damascus."
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The First (2009)
Scott Nicholson
"A literary shadow land between Ray Bradbury and Neil Gaiman."

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