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Mary Burton

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aka Mary Ellen Taylor

Mary Burton loves writing suspense, researching law enforcement and forensic procedures, 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 of suspense and romance. 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.

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-four published novels, five novellas and four works of contemporary women's fiction written as Mary Ellen Taylor.

Genres: Romantic Suspense, Mystery, Romance, Historical Romance
Series contributed to
Anthologies edited
Mary Burton recommends
Buried Truth (2018)
(Siren Cove, book 1)
Jannine Gallant
"An exciting new voice in romantic suspense."
The Last Thing She Ever Did (2018)
Gregg Olsen
"Tense. Well-crafted. Gripping."
Yesterday's News (2018)
(Clare Carlson Mystery, book 1)
R G Belsky
"Taut, fast-paced and compelling characters make Yesterday's News a page-turner."
Over the Falls (2021)
Rebecca Hodge
"Rebecca Hodge's Over the Falls is a well-crafted suspense full of richly drawn characters and unexpected twists. I couldn’t put it down!"
Vanishing Hour (2022)
Laura Griffin
"This page-turning romantic thriller hooked me on page one and held me to the end. A must read."
All the Dark Places (2022)
Terri Parlato
"Hooks you immediately. Sharp characters and a plot full of twists kept the pages turning to the last. Fantastic read!"

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