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:

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Publication Order of Ballad Books

If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
She Walks These Hills (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Rosewood Casket (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Ballad of Frankie Silver (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Songcatcher (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ghost Riders (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Devil Amongst the Lawyers (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Ballad of Tom Dooley (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
King's Mountain (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Prayers the Devil Answers (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Elizabeth MacPherson Books

Sick of Shadows (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lovely in Her Bones (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Highland Laddie Gone (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Paying the Piper (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Windsor Knot (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Missing Susan (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
MacPherson's Lament (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him... (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The PMS Outlaws (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Jay Omega Books

Bimbos of the Death Sun (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Zombies of the Gene Pool (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of St. Dale Books

St. Dale (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Once Around The Track (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Faster Pastor (With: Adam Edwards) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Unquiet Grave (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

A Wee Doch and Doris (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Luncheon (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Remains to Be Seen (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Happiness Is a Dead Poet (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Monster of Glarnis (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Our Separate Days (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Foggy Mountain Breakdown and Other Stories (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fairy Tale Princesses of the Civil War (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Old Land, Dark Land, Strange Land (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Sharyn McCrumb's Appalachia (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Transgressions Books

Transgressions (With: Stephen King,Lawrence Block,Anne Perry,Jeffery Deaver,Ed McBain,Donald E Westlake,Bonnie Jeanne Perry,Joyce Carol Oates,Walter Mosley,John Farris) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Transgressions, Vol. 2 (By: Stephen King,Lawrence Block,Ed McBain,John Farris) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Mistletoe Mysteries(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sisters in Crime 2(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Malice Domestic 1(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Women of Mystery II(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Partners in Crime(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories 1995(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Great Writers and Kids Write Mystery Stories(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Vengeance is Hers(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
First Cases, Volume 2(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mystery's Most Wanted(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
AZ Murder Goes... Artful(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Once Upon a Crime(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Malice Domestic 7(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Murder, My Dear Watson(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dark: New Ghost Stories(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The World\\\'s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories: 4(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mr. President, Private Eye(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 5(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Thou Shalt Not Kill(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Transgressions(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Transgressions vol. 4(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Poe: 19 New Tales of Suspense, Dark Fantasy, and Horror Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Blood Lite(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Monster's Corner(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
27 Views of Asheville: A Southern Mountain Town in Prose & Poetry(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Not Everyone's Cup of Tea(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

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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One Response to “Order of Sharyn McCrumb Books”

  1. Elizabeth Alexander: 7 months ago

    I have read almost all of Sharyn McCrumb books.

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