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Mary Burton Books In Order

Publication Order of Montana Mavericks Books

The Tracker (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Senseless Books

Senseless (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Merciless (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Union Street Bakery Books

The Union Street Bakery (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet Expectations (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Texas Rangers Books

The Seventh Victim (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Escape (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You're Not Safe (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Morgans Of Nashville Books

Cover Your Eyes (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Be Afraid (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vulnerable (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I'll Never Let You Go (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Forgotten Files Books

The Shark (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dollmaker (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hangman (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Bride for McCain (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Colorado Bride (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Perfect Wife (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rafferty's Bride (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lightkeeper's Woman (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Unexpected Wife (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heart of the Storm (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Dark Waters (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Arsonist (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wise Moves (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cold Case Cop (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I'm Watching You (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Ringer (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dying Scream (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Before She Dies (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Christmas Gold (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Hero's Kiss (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Season of the Heart (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silver Bells (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Mary Burton is the author of more than twenty published novels and four novellas. She enjoys hunting serial killers, which she tracked down from her hometown of Richmond, Old Town Alexandria, Nashville and Austin in the books that have out only brought her loyal leadership, but acclaim as well. In fact, her contemporary romantic thrillers can only be compared to the works of Lisa Jackson, Lisa Gardner, and Steig Larson.

Many of her stories are driven by the facts of multiple killers and the people who pursue them. Among her outstanding earlier works are I’m Watching You, Dead Ringer, Dying Scream, Senseless, Merciless, Before She Dies, The Seventh Victim, No Escape, and You’re Not Safe. She has portrayed passion for accuracy in her stories, something that has seen her go to forensic seminars, and the firing range. As a student, also her work took her to the Sisters-in-Crime’s Forensic University, Richmond FBI’s Citizen’s Police Academy and Writers Police Academy in Jamesburg. Additionally, Mary Burton is known for her trade paperback original novels, but written as Mary Ellen Taylor, At The Corner Of King Street, Sweet Expectations, and the Old Town Alexandria-set The Union Street Bakery.

Mary Richmond native and her family roots run as deep as the nation’s, she has lived there most of her life. She graduated from Virginia’s Hollins University. Before she decided to write fulltime, Mary had a career in marketing. Her first historical romance manuscript was published in 2000. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America and Thriller Writers of America. When she is not writing, Mary is a frequent traveler for speaking engagements, singings and other engagements. She is also a frequent speaker regarding genre fiction and writing.

She has an admiration for investigative and real life police work and the skills, tools and insight it requires is evident in some of her early novels such as In Darkness Waters published in 2005. In this novel, a romance veers into the suspense after Sheriff’s office is tasked to solve a murder in rural Virginia. In another outstanding romantic suspense novel I’m Watching You, she connects characters over several books, taking individuals from the same law enforcement agency or police department of one book and giving them their own story in another. In that book, Mary Burton created homicide unit for Richmond, defined its weaknesses, strengths, resources and people, and kept those elements and people in a place through two additional stand-alone novels, Dying Scream and Dead Ringer.

In her first novel, In Dark Waters, July 2005, a twenty-five year old Kelsey Warren leaves Grant’s Forge, Virginia behind years ago. She is running away to escape a bad romantic interlude because of widely bad moments. She is also escaping because her mother, Donna who is an around bad egg, and creates antagonism whenever she goes has disappeared. Now Kelsey is back, to settle her unlamented, and late Aunt Ruth’s affairs. While she’s back, she has only one friend, Stu Hamilton. But thankfully, Hamilton has bought the Diamond Stone Quarry and is in need of a diver to check out an automobile wreck hanging precariously on an edge of a submerged protuberance. So, Hamilton asks Kelsey to dive bearing in mind that his partner and regular driver, Chris Hensel, has already disappeared. Regrettably, she can’t dive without a partner, and her ex-lover, this time is Mitch Garrett and partner local sheriff.

Sadly, they find a body inside while investigating the wreck. Kelsey is damaged by Mitch’s adverse reaction to their one time hook-up and Donna’s loose morals. Therefore, even after becoming extremely successful as a diver, she is unable to commit to anybody. So, tension is generated between the two as the novel continues. Meanwhile, the old love affair between Mitch and Kelsey start to heat up again. On the other hand, suspense and mystery continue to rise as more bodies continues to show up in the quarry and elsewhere. Later, Kelsey finds out that her mother is worse than she thought, and that she will be betrayed twice. Kelsey gives up to her successful career to stay at Grant’s Forge and give a chance to Mitch to continue his.

The second novel Mary wrote October 2005 is titled A Season of the Heart. In this book, Mac McKaslin is living in Moose, Montana Territory. His folks runs an ancestral McKaslin Bakery. Mac is the sheriff and he is awakened inn a cold night to sad news of losing his wife. Gunshots in his dream turn into someone knocking on his door. But he goes out to handle more stowaways on the train. He is saddened to see older men with no hope, but this time round, he sees a young woman and her child. Although Bose, a man working for the railroad, is demanding justice, McKaslin can’t put the woman in jail.

Mac resolves to bring the woman to his parents. However, the woman, Carrie Montgomery, believes that Mac wants to leave her daughter there and put her in jail. She is, however, relieved to find that she can stay there for tonight. To her surprise, Carrie is not put in jail, but instead she ends up helping at the bakery later that day. Seeing this, all the town people including his parents believe he is courting her. Mac decides to buy Carrie a train ticket, as he cannot handle the memory assailing him when he is around her. Carrie will be out of Mac’s life as soon as the snow gets off the tracks so he can go back to not feeling anything.

According to Mary Burton, multi-book arcs that she enjoys allows her to add several creative options and not for character development alone. In her novels, she usually shifts point of view and is able to dig deeper into the dynamics between protagonists. In addition to doing lot of research, Mary continues to learn more about procedures and forensic. She doesn’t hesitate either to take a hands-on approach, whether it means interviews with forensic seminars, lessons at the firing range or law enforcement personnel.

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