Once upon a time, Sharon McCrumb wrote nice little mystery stories. They were funny, well plotted, and lots of fun to read. But definitely for mystery readers. With the two earlier books of her ballad series, If Ever I Return Pretty Peggy-O and The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter, she began to gather depth and strength. Now, in She Walks These Hills McCrumb has become a true novelist, weaving history, folklore, humor, and the everyday concerns of real people past and present into an intricate and haunting story. Though it won't disappoint the mystery readers, She Walks These Hills is a book for readers of all genres.