Other Stories


The Dagda’s Harp:

Michael, a young Druid apprentice sets out on a quest for a lost harp to save his homeland, fighting against the strange magic and formidable might of the Formorians.

Sharan Newman’s acclaimed first novel, The Dagda’s Harp, written for young adults, is a fresh and beautiful interpretation of the classic Irish myth. Upon its publication in 1976, the Philadelphia Children’s Reading Round Table selected it as its Book of the Month.

The Shanghai Tunnel

Portland, 1868. Horace Stratton, one of Portland’s wealthiest heirs, is returning home for good after amassing yet another fortune in Shanghai. Accompanying him is his wife Emily and their teenage son. On the brink of that happy return, Horace suddenly falls ill and dies in San Francisco.
Emily and her son bring Horace home to Portland. Emily is guilt-ridden, but sorrow is one of the few emotions she does not feel from her husband’s death. Emily has learned about Horace’s route to wealth. And she discovers that not all of his schemes and enemies died with him.

Short Stories:

Sharan’s Collected Short Stories:

Death Before Compline:

Sharan Newman’s reputation as a critically acclaimed writer of medieval mysteries continues with this collection of short stories, all previously published and collected here for the first time in Death Before Compline. The stories take us into 12th century Europe and show with sympathy and humor, the astounding variety of good intentions gone wrong and the corruption of human desires. Many of the stories feature Catherine LeVendeur, the beloved protagonist of ten of Newman’s novels, and Solomon, Catherine’s Jewish merchant cousin. These stories takes us into the day to day reality of medieval religious and family life, as it is lived by a variety of people: from nuns, noble people, scholars, courtiers, merchants, hermetic spinsters and children.

Anthologies featuring Sharan’s work:

The Sunken Sailor:

During a weekend house party in a quiet English village, a body is discovered at the bottom of a pond tied to a submerged statue of Neptune.  The weekend has only just begun…

Enjoy this ingenious literary round robin game in which fourteen master crime writers have each contributed a chapter of their own. What they deliver is a wildly entertaining whodunit with as many dizzying twists, turnabouts, double-crosses, and styles as there are solutions and suspects.

Featuring the bestselling and multiple award-winning talents of:
Sharan Newman, Simon Brett, Jan Burke, Dorothy Cannell , Maragaret Coel, Deborah Crombie, Eileen Dreyer, Carolyn Hart, Edward Marston, Francine Mathews, Alexandra Ripley, Walter Satterthwait, Sarah Smith, Carolyn Wheat

Past Lives, Present Tense:

Suppose you could pick a famous historical figure and experience your life as that person. What would you do? Excel in science under the extraordinary influence of Leonardo Da Vinci? Spice up your day with a dash of Mata Hari? Unnerve your neighbors as Edgar Allan Poe? Or, for those who like to live dangerously, there are whispers of a market — where no one is forbidden. A word of caution: previous performance does not guarantee future predictability. And in the hands of these masters of science fiction and fantasy, your experience of past lives reborn may not be at all what expect…

Featuring Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (Editor), Sharan Newman, Margaret Ball, Gary A. Braunbeck, Elizabeth Moon, Carole Nelson Douglas, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Jerry Oition, Rod Garcia y Robertson, Janet Berliner, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Thomas W. Knowles, Lillian Stewart Carl, Sandy Schofield, David Bischoff, Tom Knowles, and others.

Sisters in Fantasy 2:

These 23 spectacular, original tales of fantasy and adventure reflect the special vision, power, and magic of women, and features a virtual “Who’s Who” of bestselling, award-winning female authors.

Featuring Martin H. Greenberg (editor), Susan Shwartz (Editor and Author), Sharan Newman, Jane Yolen, Ellen Guon, Pamela Dean, Lois Tilton, Valerie J. Freireich, Janni Lee Simner, Diana L. Paxson, Rebecca Ore, Patricia A. McKillip, Esther M. Friesner, Nancy Springer, Gael Baudino, Susan Casper, Martha Soukup, Ru Emerson, Sherwood Smith, Barbara Delaplace, Lee Barwood, Beth Meacham, Mercedes Lackey.

Crime Through Time:

For those who like to perambulate through the past in their mysteries, Crime Through Time is the perfect companion. Edited by Sharan Newman (medieval mysteries) and Miriam Grace Monfredo’s (mid-Victorian American mysteries), this collection of historical mystery stories spans ancient Egypt to World War II and features some of the most well known names in the field.

Featuring Sharan Newman (Editor/Contributor), Miriam Grace Monfredo (Editor/Contributor), Maan Meyers, Edward Marston, Carola Dunn, Anne Perry, Peter Lovesey, Laurie R. King, Leonard Tourney, Kate Ross, Edward D. Hoch, Alanna Knight, M.J. Trow, Troy Soos, Gillian Linscott, Barbara Paul, Michael Pearce, Ken Kuhlken, Nicholas A. DiChario, Lynda S. Robinson, and Steven Saylor.

Crime Through Time II:

Bestselling mystery authors Miriam Grace Monfredo and Sharan Newman present Crime Through Time II—featuring original historical mysteries by Robert Barnard, Jan Burke, Michael Coney, Dianne Day, Carole Nelson Douglas, Elizabeth Foxwell, Edward D. Hoch, Nancy Kress, Gillian Linscott, Edward Marston, Miriam Grace Monfredo, Maam Nyers, Sharon Newman, Anne Perry, John Maddox Roberts, Laura Joh Rowland, Walter Satterthwait, Sarah Smith, and William Wu.

Featuring Sharan Newman (editor/contributor), Miriam Grace Monfredo (editor/contributor), Anne Perry, Maan Meyers, Robert Barnard, Jan Burke, and John Maddox Roberts.

Crime Through Time III:

Bestselling mystery author Sharan Newman presents Crime Through Time III

Featuring original historical mysteries by Sharan Newman  (Editor/Contributor), Andrew M. Greeley, Sharyn McCrumb , Bruce Alexander, Margaret Coel , Harry Turtledove, Miriam Grace Monfredo, Leonard Tourney, William Sanders, Michael G. Coney, Peter Robinson, Eileen Kernaghan , Peter Lovesey, Jan Burke, Paul Sledzik, H.R.F. Keating, Elizabeth Foxwell, Steven Saylor, Laura Frankos, Maureen Jennings, and others.

Death’s Excellent Vacation:

Featuring thirteen original tales, editors Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner present an outrageous collection of tour guides who offer vacations that are frightening, funny, and touching for the fanged, the furry, the demonic, and the grotesque. Learn why it really can be an endless summer-for immortals.

Contributors include Charlain Harris (Editor), Toni L.P. Kelner (Editor) Sharan Newman, Katie MacAlister, A. Lee Martinez, Jeff Abbott, Christopher Golden, Christ Grabenstein, Sarah Smith, Daniel Stashower, L.A. Banks, and Lilith Saintcrow.