Sharyn McCrumb is an American author of crime fiction, mystery novels and Appalachian fiction. She writes the Elizabeth MacPherson series and the Ballad series. Sharyn has won the Edgar Award, Agatha Award, Nero Award, Anthony Award and Macavity Award for her work. She earned her Master’s Degree in English from Virginia Tech. Her novels have been translated into eleven different languages.

Sharyn McCrumb made her fiction debut in 1984 with the novel Sick of Shadows, which began her Elizabeth MacPherson mystery series. Below is a list of Sharyn McCrumb’s books in order of when they were first published:

Publication Order of Elizabeth MacPherson Books


Sick of Shadows(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lovely in Her Bones(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Highland Laddie Gone(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Paying the Piper(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Windsor Knot(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Missing Susan(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
MacPherson's Lament(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him...(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The PMS Outlaws(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Bombs Of The Death Sun Books


Bimbos of the Death Sun(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Zombies of the Gene Pool(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Ballad Books


If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
She Walks These Hills(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rosewood Casket(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ballad of Frankie Silver(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Songcatcher(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghost Riders(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil Amongst the Lawyers(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ballad of Tom Dooley(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
King's Mountain(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prayers the Devil Answers(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


St. Dale(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Once Around the Track(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Faster Pastor(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Our Separate Days(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Foggy Mountain Breakdown and Other Stories(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fairy Tale Princesses of the Civil War: Rattler and Celtic Magic(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


Malice Domestic 7(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Sharyn McCrumb's Appalachia(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O was also published as If Ever I Return. Faster Pastor was co-authored by Adam Edwards.

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Sharyn McCrumb Synopses: Sharyn McCrumb’s Appalachia is a non-fiction book, collecting the essays of Sharyn McCrumb. The collection includes Keepers of the Legends, A Novelist Looks at the Land, The Celts and the Appalachians, Magic Realism in Appalachia, Nora Bonesteel and the Sight, and Reflections on Historical Fiction.

Our Separate Days by Sharyn McCrumb is a collection of both short stories and poems about life in southern Appalachia.

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