Mary Burton
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Mary Burton

Mary Burton loves writing suspense, researching law enforcement and forensic procedures, morning walks, baking, books, and tiny dachshunds. She also enjoys hunting down serial killers, which she does in her New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels of suspense and romance. Library Journal has compared her work to that of Lisa Jackson and Lisa Gardner, and Fresh Fiction likened her writing to that of James Patterson.

Mary is routinely featured among the top twenty writers in Amazon's Author Rankings for romantic suspense, and her recent novel The Last Move claimed the number ten fiction slot in the Kindle eBooks Store.

Research is a favorite part of Mary's day. She never tires of learning more about police work, evidence collection and analysis. She's known for taking a hands-on approach, whether it means interviews with professionals in the field, forensic seminars or lessons at the firing range.

A Richmond native, Mary has lived there for most of her life. She is a graduate of Virginia's Hollins University and worked in marketing before she began writing full time. Her first book was published in 2000 and she's now the author of thirty-four published novels, five novellas and four works of contemporary women's fiction written as Mary Ellen Taylor.

A member of International Thriller Writers, Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Novelists, Inc., and Romance Writers of America, Mary is known for creating multiple suspense stories connected by characters, such as her recent The Forgotten Files novels. Her new book, Her Last Word, and The Last Move, break that mold.

When not traveling for research or visiting with readers at bookstores, book festivals and conferences, Mary remains very much a homebody. She and her husband spend time alternately enjoying and lamenting their empty nest and spoiling their four-legged babies Buddy, Bella and Tiki.

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Best Sellers

    • Her Last Word

    • By: Mary Burton
    • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,076
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,881
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,870

    An unsolved crime pits a desperate woman against a relentless killer in New York Times bestselling author Mary Burton’s heart-stopping novel of psychological suspense…. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Story!

    • By Mamacat on 06-10-18

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Cut and Run

    • By: Mary Burton
    • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 912
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 909

    Twin sisters separated by the past are reunited by unspeakable crimes in New York Times best-selling author Mary Burton’s throat-clutching novel of suspense.... 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Twisted Fast Fun & Free (to borrow)...

    • By shelley on 10-19-18

    Regular price: $14.99

    • The Last Move

    • By: Mary Burton
    • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,961
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,653
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,647

    In this gripping stand-alone from bestselling author Mary Burton, an FBI agent must catch a copycat killer....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mary Burton consistently writes winners!

    • By shelley on 09-21-17

    Regular price: $16.09

    • The Shark

    • Forgotten Files, Book 1
    • By: Mary Burton
    • Narrated by: Christina Traister
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,304
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,070
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,061

    At the grisly murder scene of a teen prostitute, Virginia state trooper Riley Tatum's past roars back to haunt her. When she was a teenage runaway, she was kidnapped....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Extremely disappointing

    • By Shane on 05-23-17

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Seventh Victim

    • By: Mary Burton
    • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 732
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 668
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 667

    It's been seven years since the Seattle Strangler terrorized the city. His victims were all young, pretty, their lifeless bodies found wrapped in a home-sewn white dress....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Why a romance?

    • By 🌿🌸Susynne🌸🌿 on 06-11-18

    Regular price: $20.72

    • No Escape

    • By: Mary Burton
    • Narrated by: Jean Alexander
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 333
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 301
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300

    Even behind bars, serial killer Harvey Day Smith exudes menace....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An Easy Romantic Thriller

    • By Tracy on 02-24-15

    Regular price: $20.72

    • You're Not Safe

    • By: Mary Burton
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 383
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 340

    The broken body hanging from a tree in Texas Hill Country...the frozen figure huddled in a meat locker...only at second glance does the truth become apparent. What seems like suicide is far more sinister....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Rumbera on 01-12-17

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Dollmaker

    • Forgotten Files, Book 2
    • By: Mary Burton
    • Narrated by: Christina Traister
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,362
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,219
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,210

    Dr. Tessa McGowan had never seen anything quite like it. But the mutilated bodies on her exam table tell a stunningly macabre tale: someone with a twisted mind is kidnapping women....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Creepy!

    • By shelley on 11-17-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Hangman

    • Forgotten Files, Book 3
    • By: Mary Burton
    • Narrated by: Christina Traister
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 949
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 835
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 828

    Julia Vargas is a cop with a mission. When she's not chasing down bad guys, Julia dedicates her time to investigating the Hangman serial killer....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Story

    • By Patricia on 05-31-17

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Cover Your Eyes

    • By: Mary Burton
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 475
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 422
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 420

    At first, they struggle to escape. Then a torrent of blows rains down upon their bodies until their eyes cloud over in final agony. The killer shows no remorse....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well written & enjoyable book /performance

    • By Sierra on 05-26-15

    Regular price: $24.95

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