Mary Makes Headlines in Her Home State


“Mary Burton – petite and soft-spoken – makes her living murdering people.” That’s the first line of The Virginian Pilot story on New York Times bestselling author Mary Burton. Read the rest for more about Mary and to get the scoop on the Hampton Roads Writers Conference.


Readers Talk About The Shark


I can’t resist a quick share of reader response via to The Shark, the first of my The Forgotten Files novels.  “Outstanding!! . . . Mary Burton’s books are so full of suspense they are hard to put down.”

“Will keep you on your toes from the first page to the last. The end . . . was a real shock.”
(Joan J)

“Didn’t want to put this book down. A love story but with mystery, intrigue and more.”
(Diane P)

THANK YOU to all who have shared your response to my books on Amazon, Goodreads, among friends and elsewhere.  I always appreciate the support and the outreach to other readers.  The Dollmaker is next in The Forgotten Files and is out on November 15.

The Dollmaker is On Its Way

Mary Burton THE DOLLMAKER cover image hi-res 5-4-16

Early reader copies of THE DOLLMAKER have arrived! I’m delighted to have the book in my hands and to know it’s only a few months until I hear what readers think of forensic pathologist Tessa McGowan, Virginia State Police Agent Dakota Sharp, Shield computer expert Garrett Andrews and newcomer Jacob McLean, and the (I think) frightening killer they’re desperate to stop.

The Dollmaker goes on sale 11/15/16.



PUB DATE+8 Thank you to all who have shared kind words about COVER YOUR EYES! I appreciate the recommendations and your “shares” with friends. I think it’s time to celebrate pub month with another giveaway. The prize is three books–UK editions of my novels I’M WATCHING YOU, DEAD RINGER and DYING SCREAM.  I hope you’ll enter! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Virginia Festival of the Book

I had a great time at the Virginia Festival of the Book held in Charlottesville, Virginia March 20-24.  I was there for an action packed Saturday that began with a reception sponsored by the Virginia Romance Writers.  Then it was off to the Crime Wave Brunch featuring writer C.J. Box.

I’m pictured here with writer Mary Jo Putney before she spoke on the Romance Panel “Hoydens & Harridans: Independent Women in History.”


My first panel was on the Crime Wave tract and entitled “Messing with the Mind, Body and Soul.” Pictured here are writers(l-r) Kathleen Toomey Jabs, George Davis, Evetta Lamka (moderator), Elizabeth L. Young and Mary Burton

“The Seventh Victim” was featured at the event’s Book Fair.

In the afternoon I sat on the Romance Panel :Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang!” Pictured here from left to right are writers Liz Everly, Joshilyn Jackson, Joyce Lamb, Mary Burton and Lydia Netzer (moderator).


Virginia This Morning!

On Friday, I had the great pleasure of being on Virginia This Morning to discuss the release of my latest suspense novel, THE SEVENTH VICITM.

Virginia This Morning host Cheryl Miller and Mary Burton.


Irish dancers kicked off the pre St. Patrick’s Day show.

This show also featured representatives of Big Brothers and Big Sisters.