Sharyn McCrumb

Sharyn McCrumb

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List of Ballad Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
7
If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O
1990
2
8
The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter
1992
3
8
She Walks These Hills
1994
4
8
The Rosewood Casket
1996
5
10
The Ballad of Frankie Silver
1997
6
The Songcatcher
2001
7
Ghost Riders
2003
8
The Devil Amongst the Lawyers
2010
9
8
The Ballad of Tom Dooley
2011
10
King's Mountain
2013
11
10
Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past
2014
12
8
Prayers the Devil Answers
2016

List of Elizabeth MacPherson Books in Publication Order

List of Jay Omega Books in Publication Order

List of St. Dale Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Transgressions Books in Publication Order

List of Sharyn McCrumb Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
6
Mistletoe Mysteries
1989
2
Sisters in Crime 2
1990
3
Malice Domestic 1
1992
4
Women of Mystery II
1994
5
Partners in Crime
1994
6
The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories 1995
1996
7
Great Writers and Kids Write Mystery Stories
1996
8
Vengeance is Hers
1997
9
First Cases, Volume 2
1997
10
Mystery's Most Wanted
1997
11
AZ Murder Goes... Artful
1997
12
Once Upon a Crime
1998
13
8
Malice Domestic 7
1998
14
Murder, My Dear Watson
2002
15
The Dark: New Ghost Stories
2003
16
The World\\\'s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories: 4
2003
17
The Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction
2004
18
Mr. President, Private Eye
2004
19
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 5
2004
20
Thou Shalt Not Kill
2005
21
Transgressions
2005
22
Transgressions vol. 4
2006
23
Transgressions, Vol. 2
2006
24
Poe: 19 New Tales of Suspense, Dark Fantasy, and Horror Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe
2008
25
8
Blood Lite
2008
26
The Monster's Corner
2011
27
27 Views of Asheville: A Southern Mountain Town in Prose & Poetry
2012
28
Not Everyone's Cup of Tea
2013
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Sharyn McCrumb Biography

Sharyn McCrumb was born on February 26th, 1948 and is currently 75 years old. Sharyn McCrumb was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA. McCrumb attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , Virginia Tech where she received an M.A. English Literature and.

Sharyn McCrumb is the author of the Ballad series which currently consists of 12 novels. The Ballad series started in 1990 with the novel If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O. The most recently released novel in the Ballad series was Prayers the Devil Answers which was released in 2016. There are no upcoming novels for the Ballad series.

Sharyn McCrumb has also written the Elizabeth MacPherson series which has 9 books including Sick of Shadows and Lovely in Her Bones.

Sharyn McCrumb Awards & Accolades

Sharyn McCrumb has won many awards including:

  • Bimbos of the Death Sun won the Edgar Award, Best Paperback Original, in 1988.
  • A Wee Doch and Doris won the Agatha Award, Best Short Story, in 1989.
  • She Walks These Hills won the Agatha Award, Best Novel, in 1994 as well as the Nero Award - Best Mystery Novel in 1995, Anthony Award - Best Mystery Novel in 1995, Macavity Award - Best Mystery Novel in 1995.
  • The Monster of Glarnis won the Anthony Award, Best Short Story, in 1995.
  • If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him.. won the Agatha Award, Best Novel, in 1995.
  • Ghost Riders won the Audie Award, Best Multi-Voiced Performance Award, in 2004.
  • Poe: 19 New Tales of Suspense, Dark Fantasy, and Horror Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe won the Shirley Jackson Award, Best Anthology, in 2009.

The following novels by Sharyn McCrumb were also nominated for these awards:

  • Paying the Piper: Agatha Award, Best Novel (1988). Anthony Award, Best Paperback Original (1989).
  • Bimbos of the Death Sun: Anthony Award, Best Paperback Original (1988).
  • A Wee Doch and Doris: Anthony Award, Best Short Story (1990).
  • If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O: Macavity Award, Best Mystery Novel (1991). Anthony Award, Best Mystery Novel (1991).
  • Sisters in Crime 2: Anthony Award, Best Paperback Original (1991).
  • The Luncheon: Anthony Award, Best Short Story (1991).
  • Remains to Be Seen: Anthony Award, Best Short Story (1991).
  • The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter: Agatha Award, Best Novel (1992). Macavity Award, Best Mystery Novel (1993). Anthony Award, Best Mystery Novel (1993).
  • Happiness Is a Dead Poet: Agatha Award, Best Short Story (1992).
  • If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him..: Lefty Award, Best Humorous Mystery Novel (1996). Dilys Award, Best Mystery Novel (1996).
  • Poe: 19 New Tales of Suspense, Dark Fantasy, and Horror Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe: Bram Stoker Awards, Superior Achievement in an Anthology (2009). World Fantasy Award, Anthology (2010).
  • Not Everyone's Cup of Tea: Agatha Award, Best Non-fiction (2013).

Sharyn McCrumb F.A.Q

When was Sharyn McCrumb Born? How old is Sharyn McCrumb?

Sharyn McCrumb was born on February 26th, 1948. Sharyn McCrumb is currently 75 years old.

Where was Sharyn McCrumb Born?

Sharyn McCrumb was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA and is American.

What book awards has Sharyn McCrumb won?

Bimbos of the Death Sun: Edgar Award Best Paperback Original (1988).
A Wee Doch and Doris: Agatha Award Best Short Story (1989).
She Walks These Hills: Agatha Award Best Novel (1994), Nero Award Best Mystery Novel (1995), Anthony Award Best Mystery Novel (1995), Macavity Award Best Mystery Novel (1995).
The Monster of Glarnis: Anthony Award Best Short Story (1995).
If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him..: Agatha Award Best Novel (1995).
Ghost Riders: Audie Award Best Multi-Voiced Performance Award (2004).
Poe: 19 New Tales of Suspense, Dark Fantasy, and Horror Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe: Shirley Jackson Award Best Anthology (2009).

What was the first book Sharyn McCrumb wrote?

The first novel written by Sharyn McCrumb was Sick of Shadows, published in 1984.

What was the most recent book Sharyn McCrumb wrote?

Her most recently released work was Old Land, Dark Land, Strange Land on October 18th, 2017.

Will there be any more books by Sharyn McCrumb?

Sharyn McCrumb does not have any upcoming novels with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has Sharyn McCrumb written?

Sharyn McCrumb has written 37 books across 12 series, excluding contributions to anthologies.
  • 12 books in the Ballad Series
  • 9 books in the Elizabeth MacPherson Series
  • 2 books in the Jay Omega Series
  • 3 books in the St. Dale Series
  • 1 Standalone Novels
  • 5 Short Stories/Novellas
  • 4 Short Story Collections
  • 1 Non-Fiction Books

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