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Sharyn McCrumb

Biography

Sharyn McCrumb

Sharyn McCrumb is the New York Times bestselling author of THE BALLAD OF TOM DOOLEY and other acclaimed Ballad novels. Her books have been named Notable Books of the Year by The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. She lives and writes in the Virginia Blue Ridge, less than a hundred miles from where her family --- kinsmen of the Seviers --- settled in 1790.

Books by Sharyn McCrumb

by Sharyn McCrumb - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Suddenly thrust into the role of primary caretaker for her family following the tragic death of her husband, Ellie Robbins is appointed to serve out his term as sheriff of their rural Tennessee mountain town. The year is 1936, and her role is largely symbolic, except for the one task that only a sheriff can do: execute a convicted prisoner. Ellie has long proven she can handle herself. But becoming sheriff is altogether different, and the demands of the role are even more challenging when she is forced to combat society’s expectations for a woman. Soon enough, dark secrets come to light, and Ellie must grapple with small town superstitions and the tenuous ties she shares with a condemned killer as she carves out a place for herself in an uncertain future.

by Sharyn McCrumb - Fiction, Historical Fiction

John Sevier had not taken much interest in the American Revolution, since 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. Inventor of the Ferguson rifle and the devoted lover to his mistress, Virginia Sal, Patrick becomes a delightful anti-hero.

by Sharyn McCrumb - Fiction, Historical Fiction

What began as a fictional re-telling of the historical account of one of the most famous mountain ballads of all time became an astonishing revelation of the real culprit responsible for the murder of Laura Foster.