Mary Burton King Introduces Sociopathic Killer in New Novel

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‘Beatrice Belladonna’s Black Magic Web’ follows TV interview with notorious black widow killer.

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The new crime thriller “Beatrice Belladonna’s Black Magic Web” (published by Xlibris) by Mary Burton King takes readers into the extreme world of a sociopathic serial killer on death row and begs the question: Are people born evil or does their environment make them that way?

King created Beatrice Belladonna – a voodoo priestess, black widow serial killer and cop killer – based on more than 20 years’ experience in criminal investigative police work.

Just months from her state-sanctioned execution date, Beatrice accepts an offer for a televised interview. Yearning for posthumous notoriety, Beatrice tells her villainous story with a cold-blooded lack of remorse, revealing the elation she felt after each kill.

Early in the interview, Beatrice questions whether the interviewer believes people are born evil or become evil based on the circumstances of their lives. She then reveals a tragic childhood marked by sexual abuse committed by her stepfather and her mother’s abandonment, attributing her life of crime to the nastiness she knew as a child.

“It has all the elements of a great novel: murder, intrigue, mystery and voodoo,” King says. “It reminds readers to beware of alluring, sexy vixens bearing gifts.”

Beatrice Belladonna’s Black Magic Web
By Mary Burton King
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 210 pages | ISBN 9781493181513
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 210 pages | ISBN 9781493181506
E-Book | 210 pages | ISBN 9781493181520
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

About the Author
Mary Burton King has a bachelor’s in sociology and criminal justice and a master’s of forensic science. She is a retired naval officer with 21 years active duty and five years Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) in Rota, Spain. She has more than 20 years of law enforcement experience. “Beatrice Belladonna’s Black Magic Web” is her fourth book.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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