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Who Made Stevie Crye?, subtitled A Novel of the American South, is a horror novel by American writer Michael Bishop. It was released in 1984 by Arkham House in an edition of 3,591 copies, and later in paperback by Headline.[1] It was the author's first novel and third book published by Arkham House.

Who Made Stevie Crye?
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Dust-jacket illustration by Glennray Tutor.
AuthorMichael Bishop
IllustratorJeffrey K. Potter
Cover artistGlennray Tutor
CountryUnited States
PublisherArkham House
Publication date
Media typePrint (Hardback)
813/.54 19
LC ClassPS3552.I772 W5 1984

A 30th Anniversary Edition was published by Fairwood Press in August 2014, including a new introduction by Jack Slay and a new afterword by the author. It also reprints the full-page black and white illustrations by J. K. Potter which were originally commissioned for the Arkham House edition.


Plot summaryEdit

The story concerns Mary Stevenson Crye, a newly widowed housewife, who turns to freelance writing to provide for her family. Her typewriter, which is demonically possessed, involves her in a series of occult.


  1. ^ Pringle, David. "Who Made Stevie Crye? by Michael Bishop." Modern Fantasy: The One Hundred Best Novels. New York: Peter Bedrick Books, 1989. 231-2.


  • Jaffery, Sheldon (1989). The Arkham House Companion. Mercer Island, WA: Starmont House, Inc. p. 136. ISBN 1-55742-005-X.
  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 55.
  • Joshi, S.T. (1999). Sixty Years of Arkham House: A History and Bibliography. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House. p. 152. ISBN 0-87054-176-5.
  • Nielsen, Leon (2004). Arkham House Books: A Collector's Guide. Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 130. ISBN 0-7864-1785-4.

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