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Sharyn McCrumb

Autor(a) de Bimbos of the Death Sun

73+ Works 14,081 Membros 434 Críticas 58 Favorited

About the Author

Sharyn McCrumb was born in Wilmington, North Carolina on February 26, 1948. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received an M.A. in English from Virginia Tech. Her novels include the Elizabeth MacPherson series and the Ballad series. St. Dale won a 2006 Library of mostrar mais Virginia Award and the Appalachian Writers Association Book of the Year Award. Ghost Riders won the Wilma Dykeman Award for Literature and the Audie Award for Best Recorded Book. She has received numerous awards for her work including the Sherwood Anderson Short Story Award, the Perry F. Kendig Award for Achievement in Literary Arts, the Chaffin Award for Southern Literature, and the Plattner Award for Short Story. In 2014, she received the Mary Frances Hobson Prize for Southern Literature by North Carolina's Chowan University. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Sharyn McCrumb

Bimbos of the Death Sun (1988) 1,074 exemplares
She Walks These Hills (1994) 997 exemplares
The Rosewood Casket (1996) 926 exemplares
The Ballad of Frankie Silver (1998) 915 exemplares
The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter (1992) 797 exemplares
If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him (1995) 766 exemplares
The Songcatcher (2001) 746 exemplares
Zombies of the Gene Pool (1992) 696 exemplares
If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O (1990) 657 exemplares
Ghost Riders (2003) 530 exemplares
Sick of Shadows (1984) 485 exemplares
The Windsor Knot (1990) 466 exemplares
The PMS Outlaws (2000) 458 exemplares
Lovely in Her Bones (1985) 456 exemplares
Missing Susan (1991) 444 exemplares
MacPherson's Lament (1992) 420 exemplares
Highland Laddie Gone (1986) 417 exemplares
The Devil Amongst the Lawyers (2010) 359 exemplares
The Ballad of Tom Dooley (2011) 348 exemplares
Paying the Piper (1988) 337 exemplares
St. Dale (2005) 304 exemplares
The Unquiet Grave (2017) 215 exemplares
King's Mountain (2013) 178 exemplares
Once Around the Track (2007) 170 exemplares
Prayers the Devil Answers (2016) 130 exemplares
Bimbos and Zombies (1997) 119 exemplares
Sharyn McCrumb's Appalachia (2011) 34 exemplares
Faster Pastor (2010) 27 exemplares
Our Separate Days (1989) — Editor — 8 exemplares
Typewriter Man (1998) 3 exemplares
Eine Braut per Post gekauft {anthology} (2001) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Dead Hand {story} 2 exemplares
Old Rattler {collection} (1998) 2 exemplares
The Luncheon {story} (2009) 2 exemplares
Highland Laddie 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Blood Lite (2008) — Contribuidor — 879 exemplares
Three for the Chair (1957) — Introdução, algumas edições789 exemplares
The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (2009) — Contribuidor — 769 exemplares
The Book of Ballads (2004) — Contribuidor — 568 exemplares
Transgressions {ten novellas} (2005) — Contribuidor — 265 exemplares
A Moment on the Edge: 100 Years of Crime Stories by Women (2000) — Contribuidor — 264 exemplares
Mistletoe Mysteries (1989) — Contribuidor — 234 exemplares
Tails of Wonder and Imagination: Cat Stories (2010) — Contribuidor — 215 exemplares
Blood Lite II: Overbite (2010) — Contribuidor — 213 exemplares
The Dark (2003) — Contribuidor — 177 exemplares
Hellboy: Odder Jobs (2004) — Contribuidor — 175 exemplares
The Monster's Corner (2011) — Contribuidor — 159 exemplares
A Century of Great Suspense Stories (2001) — Contribuidor — 152 exemplares
Once Upon a Crime (1998) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
Poe: 19 New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe (2009) — Contribuidor — 123 exemplares
Cat Crimes II (1992) — Contribuidor — 119 exemplares
Murder, My Dear Watson: New Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2002) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
Sisters in Crime 4 (1991) — Contribuidor — 105 exemplares
Sisters in Crime 2 (1990) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
The Best of Sisters in Crime (1997) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
Crime Through Time III (2000) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
Malice Domestic 3 (1994) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
Charles Vess' Book of Ballads & Sagas (2018) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
A Modern Treasury of Great Detective and Murder Mysteries (1994) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Bloodroot: Reflections on Place by Appalachian Women Writers (1998) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Transgressions, Volume 4 (2006) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
First Cases 2: First Appearances of Classic Amateur Sleuths (1997) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Vengeance Is Hers (1997) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Partners in Crime (1994) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Royal Crimes (1994) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
The Book of Ballads and Sagas # 1 (1995) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
AZ Murder Goes Artful (2000) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Crimes of Passion: Twenty-Three Tales of Love and Hate (1993) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Sharon Gless Reads Crime's Leading Ladies {audiobook} (1995) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Murder to Go (1993) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Death's Betrayal: Two Novellas from Transgressions {audio} (2005) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Great Writers and Kids Write Mystery Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
First Cases [Unabridged Audiobook] (2002) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Transgressions 3: Four Brand New Novellas (UK Edition) (1887) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Detecting Women: New American Short Stories (1998) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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plot includes lyrics to Appalachian ballad em Name that Book (Janeiro 2012)

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Times are hard for everyone — it is 1936 and there are no safety nets for anyone. Ellie Robbin’s and her family are forced to move into town from their beloved countryside. Albert adjusts to town life faster and when the opportunity arises he becomes the sheriff. His sudden death forces Ellie to fill in for him in order to make ends meet. It takes a strong will to make the town and deputies accept her. Well written, the usual strong sense of place, strong feel for the people, and the history of the land. Loved it.… (mais)
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bgknighton | 15 outras críticas | Feb 25, 2024 |
A story told in both and present about the civil war in North Carolina. Very informative and worth reading.
 
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bentstoker | 13 outras críticas | Jan 26, 2024 |
Good read. Story of a family in the Appalachians called home to bury their father in a casket he has asked them to make.
 
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bentstoker | 15 outras críticas | Jan 26, 2024 |
I've been a big fan of [author:Sharyn McCrumb|317] for a long time. She has an odd ability to pinpoint exactly the topics that interest me and then she writes books about them. Her [book:Bimbos of the Death Sun|471512] is a tongue-in-cheek homage the golden age of science fiction. [book:Lovely in Her Bones|539] makes fun of Scottish highland clan gatherings, something I love even if most real Scots couldn't care less about them. Her [book:St. Dale|135103] series is about stock car racing...okay, she's lost me there. But where she really shines is her ballad series, a set of mysteries each bearing the name of an Appalachian folk song. Many of her earlier books offered a blend of historical fiction, murder mystery, and suspense featuring Tennessee Sheriff Spencer Arrowood and Nora Bonesteel, an ancient mountain woman with The sight.

Around about 2010, though, Sharyn must have realized that truth was stranger than fiction and started to write her accounts of actual cases. The most recognizable of these is [book:The Ballad of Tom Dooley|10616505], which tells the tragic story of the star-crossed lovers that we all know from the song Hang Down your Head, Tom Dooley.

The most recent book in her ballad series is [book:The Unquiet Grave|32620367], an unlikely tale of an actual murder trial in which the defendant was accused by none other than the alleged ghost of his victim. Whether you believe in haints or not, the people described and most of the events actually occurred. And clearly, the ghost must have played a part. The State of West Virginia said as much when they erected a historical marker with this inscription:
Interred in nearby cemetery is Zona Heaster Shue. Her death in 1897 was presumed natural until her spirit appeared to her mother to describe how she was killed by her husband Edward. Autopsy on the exhumed body verified the apparition's account. Edward, found guilty of murder, was sentenced to the state prison. Only known case in which testimony from a ghost helped convict a murderer.
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Unkletom | 24 outras críticas | Jan 18, 2024 |

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Obras
73
Also by
46
Membros
14,081
Popularidade
#1,634
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
434
ISBN
351
Línguas
9
Marcado como favorito
58

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