I’ll Never Let You Go $1.99 in September
I’ll Never Let You Go is Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Agent Alex Morgan and veterinarian Leah Carson’s story. Alex befriends Leah as part of his investigation into the death of an unidentified victim.
Stocking Stuffer Heads Up
I love the holidays and all they entail, including stories centered on the spirit of Christmas. I’m happy to claim one as my own—A Ranger for Christmas. A novella, it’s featured in the USA Today bestseller, Our First Christmas, which is being published as a mass market original for the first time on September 27th.
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The Forgotten Files
Mary Burton loves writing suspense, researching law enforcement and forensic procedures, baking, books, and tiny dachshunds. Not necessarily in that order.
She also enjoys hunting down serial killers, which she does in her New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels of suspense and romance.
“A sure bet for page-turning suspense coupled with titillating love scenes.”
“Burton’s romantic crime fiction is gritty and well plotted. She leaves the reader breathless.”
The Crime Warp
“[Mary Burton’s] books are right up there with the likes of James Patterson.”
“A master storyteller.”
“If there’s a category of ‘page-turner,’ Burton would always ends up on the top of that list.”
“Burton’s trademark is providing the serial killer’s viewpoint without giving anything away.”
James River Writers Conference
Friday, October 14 – Sunday, October 16
Greater Richmond Convention Center
403 North 3rd Street
Saturday, October 15
Voice Lessons: Creating Characters Whose Voices You Can Inhabit, 11:15 – Noon
Mary, Padma Venkatraman (A Time to Dance), James Scott (The Kept) and moderator Kristi Tuck Austin.
M is for Murder and Mood: Writing Gripping Crime Fiction, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Mary, Heather Weidner (Secret Lives and Private Eyes) and James Scott
Sunday, October 16
Tinker, Tailor, Spy—and Murder: How to Create Effective Suspense, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Mary with Heather Weidner, Brad Parks (The Fraud) and moderator Melissa Powell Gay (When Are You Leaving)
Lunch & Table Discussions, 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
The Future is So Bright, 1:45 – 2:30 p.m.
Mary with Carrie Feron (Senior Vice President/Executive Editor Avon Books), James Scott, Gemma Cooper (The Bent Agency) and moderator Erica Orloff (I Dreams).
Sisters in Crime Central Virginia Meeting
Saturday, October 22
Sharp, Succinct, Suspenseful: Crafting the Mystery Story, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m
This latest craft session features Agatha, Anthony, MacCavity and Derringer Award recipient Art Taylor, whose novels and short stories include On the Road with Del and Louise, Storm Warning, The Odds Are Against Us and many more.
Twin Hickory Area Library
5001 Twin Hickory Road
Glen Allen, Virginia
The Dollmaker Publication Day–November 15
Tuesday, November 15
Forensic pathologist Tessa McGowan, her estranged husband Virginia State Police Agent Dakota Sharp and Shield computer expert Garrett Andrews have one goal. They’re after a bizarre killer who changes victims’ appearances—permanently—so that they look like dolls. Perfect dolls.