Mary Burton Books

Mary Burton is an American author best known for writing a series of police procedurals and romantic suspense novels. Born in Richmond where she currently lives, she graduated from Hollins University in Virginia before she embarked on a marketing career. She published her first novel the single standing “A Bride for McCain” in 2000. She has over thirty novels published under her own name and under the alias Mary Ellen Taylor.

Order of Criminal Profiler Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Hide and Seek 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Senseless Duo Series

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1 Merciless 2011 Description / Buy
2 Senseless 2011 Description / Buy

Order of Union Street Bakery Series

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1 The Union Street Bakery 2013 Description / Buy
2 Sweet Expectations 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Texas Rangers Series

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1 The Seventh Victim 2013 Description / Buy
2 No Escape 2013 Description / Buy
3 You're Not Safe 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Morgans of Nashville Series

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1 Cover Your Eyes 2014 Description / Buy
2 Be Afraid 2015 Description / Buy
3 I'll Never Let You Go 2015 Description / Buy
4 Vulnerable 2016 Description / Buy

Order of The Forgotten Files Series

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1 The Shark 2016 Description / Buy
2 The Dollmaker 2016 Description / Buy
3 The Hangman 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Montana Mavericks: Thunder Canyon Series

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1 The Tracker 2005 Description / Buy

Order of Mary Burton Standalone Novels

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1 Rafferty's Bride 2000 Description / Buy
2 A Bride for McCain 2000 Description / Buy
3 The Colorado Bride 2001 Description / Buy
4 The Perfect Wife 2002 Description / Buy
5 The Lightkeeper's Woman 2004 Description / Buy
6 The Unexpected Wife 2004 Description / Buy
7 In Dark Waters 2005 Description / Buy
8 Heart of the Storm 2005 Description / Buy
9 The Arsonist 2006 Description / Buy
10 Wise Moves 2006 Description / Buy
11 I'm Watching You 2007 Description / Buy
12 Cold Case Cop 2008 Description / Buy
13 Dead Ringer 2008 Description / Buy
14 Dying Scream 2009 Description / Buy
15 Before She Dies 2012 Description / Buy
16 Christmas Past 2012 Description / Buy
17 The Last Move 2017 Description / Buy
18 Her Last Word 2018 Description / Buy
19 Cut and Run 2018 Description / Buy
20 I See You 2019 Description / Buy
21 Never Look Back 2020 Description / Buy
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Mary Burton is best known for The Morgan’s of Nashville Mystery series of novels. The first novel in The Morgans of Nashville series of novels was “Cover Your Eyes” that was first published in 2014. Set in Nashville, the series is one of Burton’s best novels featuring one of the most prominent of the city’s law enforcement families.


Mary Burton has been the recipient of several awards over the years. Some of her most significant awards include the Romance Writers of America RITA Award. She also made the shortlist for the Critics’ Choice Award by RT.


Some of the best books among Mary Burton fans include the following three:

Vulnerable: The fourth novel in the Morgans of Nashville series of novels is an eerie tale of three teenagers that went into a nearby forest to work on a science project, and mysteriously disappeared. Their friends and family had organized a massive search for them when they went missing, but had only found one of the girls, Amber Ryder. Amber is of no help when they ask her of what had happened, or the whereabouts of her fellow classmates.

The teenager has had a serious concussion among other injuries that have left her amnesiac, with no memory of anything that happened to her or her friends. Five years later, Georgia Morgan, determined to resolve the mystery once and for all reopens the case. He is bewildered when he goes to investigate a dead body, only to find the gruesome remains of the teenagers in the case he just reopened. It would seem that five years after the commission of the first crime, the killer is back with a vengeance, and it is up to Homicide Detective Jake Bishop and Georgia Morgan to stop his murderous rampage.

I’ll Never Let You Go: The third novel in the series is an intense and creepy nail biter of a novel that introduces Leah Carson, one of the most strong-willed of protagonists. Four years ago, Leah had left an abusive relationship after she nearly died from wounds inflicted by a demented husband that had stabbed her twenty three times. She is now back on track with her vet business doing well and her romance life looking up. Nonetheless, she still keeps a diary of her day-to-day happenings more out of habit rather than the paranoia of the abusive relationship days.

She is soon dating Alex Morgan a cop with the Tennesseee Bureau of Investigations. But what she does not know is that Alex is dating her as a way of getting information about Deidre, a vise cop she is very close friends with. Things take a turn for the worse when Deidre turns up dead stabbed twenty three times in a manner unnervingly reminiscent of her own stabbing incident. Leah is now more paranoid as there is an increasing escalation of the things that her ex did before he stabbed her four years past. With Deidre dead in similar circumstances, could her ex still be alive, and could she trust her new boyfriend enough to confide in him?

Be Afraid: the second novel of the series is a novel of terror and fear that five year old Jenna Thompson was forced to go through after being held captive for days on end. Many would tell her she is lucky to be alive, which is somewhat true given that the assailant killed the rest of her family. Twenty five years after the event, Jenna is still not at peace with the happenings of the fateful day. Even with the police confirming that the killer had committed suicide of an overdose to avoid arrest, the truth is more ominous.

Taking leave from her job as a forensic artist, she goes back home to Nashville where Rick Morgan the detective requests her help in proving the identity of the skeletal remains of a child. The ordeal serves to jog half-buried hazy memories that bring to the fore a nagging feeling she has always had, that her ordeal at the hands of the killer is not over yet. With cases of other women dying at the hands of a brutal killer bearing a similar modus operandi, Jenna knows that she has to do all in her power to help apprehend the mad man.

When Does The Next Mary Burton book come out?

Mary Burton doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Never Look Back and was released on April, 14th 2020.