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McCrumb, Sharyn 1948-

Overview
Works: 205 works in 1,097 publications in 8 languages and 58,349 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Legal fiction (Literature)  Romance fiction  War stories  Sports stories 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Contributor
Classifications: PS3563.C3527, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sharyn McCrumb
The rosewood casket by Sharyn McCrumb( Book )

37 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four sons--a car salesman, a soldier, a naturalist and an actor--gather in Tennessee to build a coffin for their dying father. The novel describes their conflicts as they decide on the future of their farm, which has been in the family since 1790 and which a real estate developer wants to buy
She walks these hills by Sharyn McCrumb( Book )

40 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in 8 languages and held by 2,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Appalachians, a historian writing on Katie Wyler, a young woman kidnapped from the area by Indians in 1789, sets out to retrace her tragic journey. He is unaware her spirit haunts the hills, nor is he aware that an escaped convict is on the loose. By the author of Bimbos of the Death Sun
The ballad of Frankie Silver by Sharyn McCrumb( Book )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A century after a woman was hanged for killing her husband, a Tennessee sheriff reopens her case. Spencer Arrowood always thought she was innocent, but now that he has been summoned to witness an execution he needs to know
The songcatcher : a ballad novel by Sharyn McCrumb( Book )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 2,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of a song that has been in folksinger Lark McCourry's family since the 1700s--and is about to be lost."--Library Journal
If I'd killed him when I met him -- : an Elizabeth MacPherson novel by Sharyn McCrumb( Book )

27 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropologist Elizabeth MacPherson is hired as an investigator by a Virginia law firm, defending two women in love-and-revenge murders. One woman is accused of poisoning an unfaithful husband, the other, a divorcee, of shooting her ex and his new wife. By the author of Playing the Piper
The PMS outlaws : an Elizabeth MacPherson novel by Sharyn McCrumb( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 2,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forensic anthropologist Elizabeth MacPherson and her brother are on the trail of the "PMS Outlaws"--An escaped convict and her fugitive attorney who attack men in pickup joints
The hangman's beautiful daughter by Sharyn McCrumb( Book )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 2,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura Bruce, wife of a minister in Appalachia, experiences danger after she is asked by the sheriff to help tend two children who survived a murder-suicide at their family farm
The ballad of Tom Dooley : a ballad novel by Sharyn McCrumb( Book )

23 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story inspired by a true crime made famous by the Kingston Trio's folk song recording reimagines the events surrounding the murder of North Carolina mountain girl Laura Foster and the hanging of her lover, Tom Dula, in a meticulously researched account that reveals additional information that may prove Dula's innocence
The Windsor knot : an Elizabeth MacPherson mystery by Sharyn McCrumb( Book )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While planning her wedding in five weeks and working on her doctorate, Elizabeth MacPherson tackles an unusual mystery
Once around the track by Sharyn McCrumb( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows an all-female NASCAR team, sponsored by Vagenya--a new product that claims to be "like Viagra, but for women," and their male driver, Badger Jenkins, a sexy bad boy who takes them all for a wild ride
St. Dale by Sharyn McCrumb( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on a roadtrip dedicated to the memory of Dale Earnhardt with her sister and an odd assortment of friends and family, Rebekah Sue Holifield unexpectedly finds her life forever changed by her eccentric traveling companions, all of whom are on a personal quest seeking salvation
Ghost riders : a novel by Sharyn McCrumb( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disguising herself as a boy to join the Union army alongside her husband, Malinda Blalock raids the farms of Confederate sympathizers and promotes the efforts of governor Zebulon Vance, who would protect Appalachian interests
MacPherson's lament : an Elizabeth MacPherson mystery by Sharyn McCrumb( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Elizabeth is in Virginia to help her brother and parents, she attempts to solve the puzzle of the missing Confederate treasury
Foggy Mountain breakdown and other stories by Sharyn McCrumb( Book )

29 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-five stories mostly set in the South. The title story is on a boy's disciplined upbringing, Gentle Reader is a meeting between an author and a fan, while Love on First Bounce is on a high-school romance
King's mountain : a ballad novel by Sharyn McCrumb( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Sevier had not taken much interest in the American Revolution, he was too busy fighting Indians in the Carolinas and taming the wilderness. But when an arrogant British officer threatened his settlement--promising to burn the farms and kill families--the war became personal. That arrogant officer is Patrick Ferguson of the British Army--who is both charmingly antagonistic and surprisingly endearing. Inventor of the Ferguson rifle, and the devoted lover to his mistress, Virginia Sal, Patrick becomes a delightful anti-hero under McCrumb's watchful eye. Through varying perspectives, King's Mountain is an elegant saga of the Carolina Overmountain Men--the militia organized by Sevier (who would later become the first governor of Tennessee) and their victory in 1780 against the Tories in a battle that Thomas Jefferson later called, "The turning point of the American Revolution." Peppered with lore and the authentic heart of the people in McCrumb's classic Ballads, this is an epic book that will build on the success of The Ballad of Tom Dooley and her recent return to the New York Times bestseller list. Featuring the American Revolution, this a huge draw to readers old and new, and special to McCrumb who can trace her lineage to the character John Sevier"--
The unquiet grave : a novel by Sharyn McCrumb( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 1,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sharyn McCrumb comes a finely wrought novel set in nineteenth-century West Virginia, based on the true story of one of the strangest murder trials in American history--the case of the Greenbrier Ghost. Lakin, West Virginia, 1930. Following a suicide attempt and consigned to a segregated insane asylum, attorney James P.D. Gardner finds himself under the care of Dr. James Boozer. Fresh out of medical school, Dr. Boozer is eager to try the new talking cure for insanity, and encourages his elderly patient to reminisce about his experiences as the first black attorney to practice law in nineteenth-century West Virginia. Gardner's most memorable case was the one in which he helped to defend a white man on trial for the murder of his young bride--a case that the prosecution based on the testimony of a ghost."--
The devil amongst the lawyers : a ballad novel by Sharyn McCrumb( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of a sensationalized 1934 trial involving an Appalachian Virginia teacher's alleged murder of her tyrant father, novice journalist Carl Jennings is denounced by a greedy media determined to portray the defendant as a backwards mountain girl
Missing Susan : an Elizabeth MacPherson mystery by Sharyn McCrumb( Book )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rowan Rover has been asked to murder Susan and he has accepted although he has misgivings
If ever I return, pretty Peggy-O by Sharyn McCrumb( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hamelin High School class of 1966 plans a grand reunion. In the meantime, a famous singer has bought the town mansion and is stalked by a killer
Nora Bonesteel's Christmas past by Sharyn McCrumb( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When someone buys the old Honeycutt house, Nora Bonesteel is glad to see some life brought back to the old mansion, even if it is by summer people. But when the new owners decide to stay in their summer home through Christmas, they find more than old memories in the walls
 
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She walks these hillsThe ballad of Frankie SilverThe songcatcher : a ballad novelIf I'd killed him when I met him -- : an Elizabeth MacPherson novelThe PMS outlaws : an Elizabeth MacPherson novelThe hangman's beautiful daughterThe ballad of Tom Dooley : a ballad novelThe Windsor knot : an Elizabeth MacPherson mystery
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매크럼, 셔린 1948-

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