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 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 (1997)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 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 Jay Omega 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 Malice Domestic Books

Malice Domestic 1 (With: Elizabeth Peters,Charlotte Elkins,Aaron Elkins,Barbara Paul,Joan Hess,,P.M. Carlson,Charlotte MacLeod,Barbara Paul) (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Malice Domestic 2 (By: Mary Higgins Clark) (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Malice Domestic 3 (By: Taylor McCafferty,Joan Hess,Wendy Hornsby,Deborah Adams,Dorothy Cannell) (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Malice Domestic 4 (By: ,Carole Nelson Douglas,K.K. Beck,P.M. Carlson,Carolyn G. Hart,,Rochelle Krich,Ralph McInerny,,Jean Hager) (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Malice Domestic 5 (By: Phyllis Whitney) (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Malice Domestic 7 (With: Harlan Coben,Stephanie Barron,Daniel Stashower,Michael Bond,Dean James,Amy Myers) (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Malice Domestic 8 (By: Mary Daheim,Nevada Barr,Margaret Maron,Amanda Cross,Abigail Padgett,Jonathan Gash,Susan Holtzer) (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Malice Domestic 9 (By: Agatha Christie,Robert Barnard,Joan Hess,Jan Burke,Dorothy Cannell,Ann Granger,Susan Moody,Teri Holbrook) (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Each book is an anthology, with the listed author credited as the editor of the book.

Publication Order of St. Dale Books

St. Dale (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Once Around The Track (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Faster Pastor (With: Adam Edwards) (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Unquiet Grave (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

A Wee Doch and Doris (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Luncheon (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Remains to Be Seen (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Happiness Is a Dead Poet (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Monster of Glarnis (1994)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 (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Old Land, Dark Land, Strange Land (2017)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

Publication Order of World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories Books

The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 1 (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 2 (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 3 (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 4 (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 5 (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Sisters in Crime Books

Sisters in Crime (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sisters in Crime 2 (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sisters in Crime 3 (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sisters in Crime 4 (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sisters In Crime 5 (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Anthologies

Mistletoe Mysteries(1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sisters in Crime 2(1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Malice Domestic 1(1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Partners in Crime(1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Great Writers and Kids Write Mystery Stories(1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vengeance is Hers(1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Malice Domestic 7(1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder, My Dear Watson(2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 4(2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. President, Private Eye(2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thou Shalt Not Kill(2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Transgressions(2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Transgressions vol. 4(2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Poe: 19 New Tales of Suspense, Dark Fantasy, and Horror Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe(2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Lite(2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Monster's Corner(2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Not Everyone's Cup of Tea(2013)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.

If You Like Sharyn McCrumb Books, You’ll Love…

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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