Ballad Series by Sharyn McCrumb

3.74 · 41 ratings
  • Ghost Riders (Ballad #7)

    Ghost Riders (Ballad #7)

    Sharyn McCrumb

    Rated: 3.93 of 5 stars
    · 13 ratings · published 2003

    The latest ballad novel from Sharyn McCrumb tells the true story of the Civil War in the Appalachians, where neighbors became enemies, and the half-life of violence keeps soldiers' ghosts abroad in the modern wilderness. For frontier lawyer Zeb Vance, the war was an odyssey that leads to the Governor's mansion. Malinda Blalock, who followed her young husband into battle, becomes a Union bushwhacker, making war against confederate sympathizers in the mountains.

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  • The Ballad of Tom Dooley (Ballad #9)

    The Ballad of Tom Dooley (Ballad #9)

    Sharyn McCrumb

    Rated: 3.62 of 5 stars
    · 15 ratings · published 2012

    A literary triumph; 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 FosterHang down your head, Tom Dooley; The folk song, made famous by the Kingston Trio, recounts a tragedy in the North Carolina mountains after the Civil War. Laura Foster, a simple country girl, was murdered and her lover Tom Dula was hanged for the crime... more

  • The Unquiet Grave (Ballad #12)

    The Unquiet Grave (Ballad #12)

    Sharyn McCrumb

    Rated: 3.70 of 5 stars
    · 13 ratings · published 2017

    From New York Times bestselling author 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... more

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