The Ballad of Frankie Silver
From New York Times bestselling author Sharyn McCrumb comes the fifth novel set in the Appalachian wilderness blending legends and folklore with high suspense. A career lawman will bear witness to the final judgement, as a man he put away twenty years ago is about to be excecuted for the brutal... show more
From New York Times bestselling author Sharyn McCrumb comes the fifth novel set in the Appalachian wilderness blending legends and folklore with high suspense. A career lawman will bear witness to the final judgement, as a man he put away twenty years ago is about to be excecuted for the brutal slaying of two hikers. However, his conscience is no longer clear to the point of absolute certainty about the man's guilt. Also of intense interest to the lawman is the parallel between the current events and a legendary murder and execution over 100 years old--the story of a great injustice, and a woman condemned to die for a crime she didn't commit. Suddenly, the sheriff finds himself in a race against and across time to see that history doesn't repeat itself!Praise for The Ballad Of Frankie Silver: "...a dense and lovely but very dark design that illustrates the social hypocrisy of the legal system as much as the harshness of mountain justice--then and now."-- The New York Times Book Review "Reading a novel by Sharyn McCrumb is like listening to the movements of a symphony."--BookPage "This novel will pass the test of time and be considered a classic in the years to come."--Harriet Klausner "Sharyn McCrumb has dug more riches out of the Appalachians than some miners."-- Sunday World-Herald
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: May 1st 1999
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
Series: Ballad (#5)
... in the order in which they're appearing on my card (not the order in which they've read them). Soooo ... in this year's twist on RL doing its best trying to throw a spanner in the works of Halloween Bingo fun, I've been spending the better part of the month either sitting around in conference ...
From my perspective, this was a near perfect mystery. I absolutely love books with a dual timeline, and find that I am typically most captivated by the historical timeline. This book was no exception. McCrumb moves between the present, where main character, Sheriff Spencer Arrowood, is recuperatin...
bookshelves: autumn-2015, published-1997, mystery-thriller, tbr-busting-2015, us-tennessee, north-americas, series, us-appalachian, us-north-carolina, folklore Read from October 17 to 20, 2015 Description: A career lawman will bear witness to the final judgement, as a man he put away twenty yea...
The Ballad of Frankie Silver (Ballad Series, #5) by Sharyn McCrumb Embarrassingly, the only reason why I picked this up is that it was narrated by the inimitable Barbara Rosenblat, my favourite audiobook narrator ever to open a book. I am so glad that I did. The Ballad of Frankie Silver is a sensiti...
A good mystery with some NC history; to my mind a great combination.