Who Made Stevie Crye?

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Who Made Stevie Crye?
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Dust-jacket illustration by Glennray Tutor for Who Made Stevie Crye?
Author Michael Bishop
Illustrator Jeffrey K. Potter
Cover artist Glennray Tutor
Country United States
Language English
Genre Horror novel
Publisher Arkham House
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 309
ISBN 0-87054-099-8
OCLC 10723399
813/.54 19
LC Class PS3552.I772 W5 1984

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.

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 B&W illustrations by J. K. Potter which were originally commissioned for the Arkham House edition.

Plot summary[edit]

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 experiences, including with her dead husband, among other things.


  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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