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Mary Burton

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Mary Burton loves writing suspense, researching forensic and law enforcement procedure, 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. She’s tracked them down in stories set in her hometown of Richmond, Alexandria, Austin and Nashville that have been praised by readers and reviewers. Her work has been compared to that of James Patterson*, Lisa Gardner** and Lisa Jackson***.

Research is a favorite part of Mary’s work day. She never tires of learning more about police work, evidence collection and analysis, and doesn’t hesitate to take a hands-on approach, whether it means interviews wi

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Mary Burton A new romantic suspense series launches in May 2016. The first book is called THE SHARK.
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BEFORE SHE DIES cover image reissue 9-2016 hi res

Before She Dies grabs the spotlight again on September 27.

Kensington has re-released it with a bit of fanfare and a new cover as they reach out to readers new to my books and those who simply haven’t had a chance to read this one yet. Publishers Weekly’s starred review says Before She Dies “will have readers sleeping with the lights on.” So, if you haven’t met Alexandria Homicide Detecti...

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“Yes, she’d sure as hell made a lot of mistakes, but the last she checked no one could cast the first stone.”
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