Just got the cover for    
The Hangman, my latest The Forgotten Files novel!  Like it? If you have a few seconds to spare, please let me know what you think via .

The Hangman is Book 3 of
The Forgotten Files
and will be released April 25th. It's Virginia State Police Agent Julia Vargas and Richmond Homicide Detective Tobias Novak's story. Oh, and the Hangman's. Here's a sneak peek I hope you'll enjoy. 

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Cover of Mary Burton_s THE SHARK

The Hangman , like all of my novels, is a "standalone" story, though linked through various people, locations  and themes to The Shark and The Dollmaker, Book 1 and 2 of The Forgotten Files . 
If you haven't read The Shark yet, I think you'd enjoy the introduction of Shield Security and meeting the Richmond and Virginia State law enforcement characters who debut in it. So, while you're waiting for The Hangman, go for it!  Enter now to win the print edition.


Mary Burton_s THE HANGMAN cover with clickable link
Julia Vargas is a cop on a mission. She dedicates her spare time to hunting the Hangman, a twisted serial killer who created ghoulish exhibitions of his victims and who supposedly drove her father, Detective Jim Vargas, to suicide twenty-five years ago.

The unsolved case, always stalking her, hits dangerously close when a woman's bones, hidden for decades, are found in a historic Richmond home along with a picture of Julia and her father. It's the first new lead since Jim died, the sort of break Julia's needed.

Suddenly, however, the long dormant Hangman is back and killing again.
Now, working with homicide detective and sometimes lover Tobias Novak, Julia is forced to confront her past as they work feverishly to stop him. The clock is ticking as the Hangman fashions the noose for his next victim. And both Julia and Nick believe it's meant for her.
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Cover of Mary Burton_s THE HANGMAN

The Hangman, releasing on April 25th, is now only $3.99 for pre-orders.

Cover of Mary Burton_s The DOLLMAKER
Mary Burton_s THE SHARK cover

The Shark and   The Dollmaker
are available at $4.99 each in digital and are also on Kindle Unlimited.

Cover of Mary Burton_s SENSELESS
Senseless and Merciless are still on sale "bundled" together in digital for discounted prices for both from $6.64 - $8.99.



Cover of Mary Burton_s BEFORE SHE DIES

Before She Dies
 , re-released in recent months, is $2.99 in digital. "Burton's latest will have readers sleeping with the light on." (Publishers Weekly)

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