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About Mary Burton (Bios)

Mary Burton Full Bio- 306 words

Mary Burton, whose latest novel is Cut and Run, loves writing suspense, researching forensic and law enforcement procedure, 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. 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 ten writers in Amazon’s Author Rankings for romantic suspense. Her recent novel, Her Last Word, reached number three on the Kindle eBooks Store bestseller list.

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-one published novels and five novellas. She is also known for her five works of contemporary 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, as she does in her three The Forgotten Files novels.  Her books 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 their empty nest and spoiling their four-legged babies Buddy, Bella and Tiki.

(August 2018)

Mary in Brief- 190 Words

Mary Burton, whose latest novel is Cut and Run, loves writing suspense, researching forensic and law enforcement procedure, 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. 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 ten writers in Amazon’s Author Rankings for romantic suspense, and her recent novel, Her Last Word, reached number three on the Kindle eBooks Store bestseller list.

The author of thirty-one novels and five novellas, she’s known for creating multiple suspense stories connected by characters as she did in her The Forgotten Files novels. Her books Her Last Word, and The Last Move, break that mold.

She is also known for her five contemporary fiction novels 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 also the author of contemporary fiction written as Mary Ellen Taylor.

(August 2018)

Mary in Brief- 127 Words

Library Journal has compared New York Times and USA Today bestselling suspense author Mary Burton’s fiction to the work of Lisa Gardner and Lisa Jackson. Fresh Fiction likens her writing to that of James Patterson.

Mary’s first book was published in 2000 and she’s now the author of thirty-one novels of romance and suspense, five novellas, and five works of contemporary fiction written as Mary Ellen Taylor.

Noted for her “tense, sexy and pleasingly complex” writing by Publishers Weekly, Mary’s latest, Cut and Run, takes readers to Texas Hill Country, where long dormant cold cases hold the key to saving a missing pregnant teen’s life.

Mary is a member of International Thriller Writers, Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Novelists, Inc., and Romance Writers of America.

(August 2018)

Mary in Brief- 83 Words

New York Times and USA Today bestselling suspense author Mary Burton is has been praised by Publishers Weekly for her “tense, sexy and pleasingly complex”* writing. Her latest novel, Cut and Run, takes readers to Texas Hill Country, where long dormant cold cases hold the key to saving a missing pregnant teenager’s life.

Mary’s first book was published in 2000 and she’s now the author of thirty-one novels of romance and suspense, five novellas, and four contemporary novels written as Mary Ellen Taylor.

(August 2018)

Mary in Brief- 32 Words

New York Times and USA Today bestselling suspense author Mary Burton has been praised by Publishers Weekly for her “tense, sexy and pleasingly complex”* novels. Her latest book is Cut and Run 

(August 2018)

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