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339 Days Until Audiobook Month 2017

Evidence bagTime’s running out for another Grab the Evidence Bag Giveaway of audio editions for some of my books, so jump on board now for a chance to be the final winner in my Audiobook Month Celebration. I hope you’ll enter below for a chance to win.

 

Audiobook MonthWhile Audiobook Month may be ending, it means the beginning of July and the publication of a brand new month’s worth of reading and listening pleasure. What are you reading next? Here are just a few out in July that have caught my attention.  So many books.  So little time.

 

Sandra Brown’s The Sting

Ruth Ware’s The Woman in Cabin Ten

Marie Force’s Fatal Identity

Wendy Corsi Staub’s Blue Moon

 

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Audiobook Month Celebration Continues with a New Giveaway

Audiobook MonthI’m still celebrating Audiobook Month and I hope you are, too.  It’s a terrific excuse to discover new writers and narrators. I hope you’re finding some wonderful reads to wile away the time.

 

th_196fed19a57c6bc2e3b62660cdf2abbd_TheCrossingTradeLately, I’ve been very into my own genre, suspense. Right now, I’m listening to Michael Connelly’s The Crossing. (Harry Bosch TheBoneCollectorMM-220x354teams up with Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller)  On tap next is Jeffrey Deaver’s The Bone Collector (the first Lincoln Rhyme title) and then Kathleen glory-over-everything-9781476748443_lgGrissom’s follow up to The Kitchen House, Glory Over Everything.

 

I love to hear who’s reading what and getting recommendations for my “to be listened to” pile, so please share some of your favorites with me here or on social media.

 

Mary Burton THE SHARK cover image hi res 4-28-16Meanwhile, time’s running out for another Audiobook Month Grab the Evidence Bag Giveaway of audio editions for some of my books.  I hope you’ll enter to win the latest “grab bag.” And, if you’d like to check it out, here’s a preview of the audiobook edition of my latest, The Shark.

 

 

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Shark Short: In which Clay and Riley hear the clock ticking

Riley slid to the edge of the booth, pulled another business card from her back pocket, and pressed it into Sandy’s hand. “Just in Did you miss this excerMary Burton THE SHARK cover image hi res 4-28-16pt from The Shark? It’s the final of four that have appeared on Forensic Fridays that I’ve been “re-sharing.” I’m hoping those who missed them will have a chance to enjoy these “Shark Shorts” the second time around.

 

Virginia state trooper Riley Tatum and former FBI agent Clay Bowman searach for an at risk missing person with in this excerpt from The Shark, the first of my The Forgotten Files novels.

“I can help you, Sandy.”

“Don’t worry about me,” she said, sliding from the booth. “Just find Cassie. She has a chance to get out.”

case.”

“I have your number.”

“Then give it to another girl who needs help.”

“You lived on the streets, didn’t you?”

Riley dug a twenty out of her pocket, set it on the table, and placed her untouched coffee cup on top of it. “What makes you say that?”

“A vibe. Like you get what it’s like. No judgment in your eyes.”

“I been a cop for eight years. I’ve seen my share.”

“A lot of cops see.” She texted a message on her cell phone. “Few understand.”

“Lucky, I guess.”

“See you around, Lucky.”

Riley watched the girl push through the front door and cross the lot outside. She moved toward a dark truck, spoke to the driver, and climbed inside the cab.

Never in Riley’s career had she wanted to see two people behind bars or dead more than she did Darla and Jax. Jo-Jo might not ever testify against Jax, but he’d broken enough laws, including evading the police and possession of drugs in his car, to get him some time in prison. A prison sentence would give her the time to build a human trafficking case against him.

Outside, she walked toward the parking lot, watching as Bowman stepped away from his vehicle. He wore a dark sports coat over his white shirt and dark pants, but when a flap of wind caught the edges of the jacket she glimpsed the weapon at his side.

“What did she say?” he asked.

“There’s a motel about twenty miles east of here.”

“You want to check it out?”

“I do. If we don’t find Cassie, I’ll call Sharp.”

“Let’s go.”

The first forty-eight hours in a missing persons case were the most critical. Didn’t seem like a case could go cold so fast, but the best leads vanished with the ticking clock. She didn’t want to rely on Bowman, but she wanted to stack the odds in her favor. She didn’t want to lose this hand. “Okay.”

“I’ll be right behind you. If we get separated, wait for me.”

“Understood.”

Originally shared 5/27/16  in my Forensic Friday post “The First 48 Hours.”

 The Forgotten Files return this November with The Dollmaker .
Mary Burton THE DOLLMAKER cover image hi-res 5-4-16 

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