Vannessa Cronin
Vannessa Cronin
Vannessa Cronin arrived in the U.S. from Ireland over two decades ago and has spent the intervening years working in the book industry as a book buyer, as a sales rep, and, most lately, as an Amazon Bookstore curator. There’s almost no genre she won’t read but she particularly likes biographies and thrillers. She arranges her life so that she is never very far from a book (or ten), which is why her car resembles a mobile library. She and her vast book collection live in Seattle.

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Upcoming book-to-film adaptations

Award-winning literary fiction, a white-knuckle thriller, and one of the most epic science fiction sagas ever. That's just a sampling of the books we're excited to see making the leap to the screen between now and Christmas.

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Taye Diggs on why representation matters in kids' books

"Things would have been so much easier for me if I’d had more characters in books that looked like me." Taye Diggs on how necessary representation is in kids literature.

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Andrew Child's 2020 summer reads

Dial D for deception? Or maybe E for espionage? Either way, the man about to take over one of the biggest series in the mystery category has let us in on his summer reading picks, and we love them.

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Biscuits, heists, and drag racing: we talk to S. A. Cosby

We talk with S.A Cosby, the author of one of our best mysteries and thriller picks for July: Blacktop Wasteland.

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"Radioactive," the new movie about Marie Curie, out today

"Radioactive," the new movie about Marie Curie, her romantic and working life with Pierre Curie, and her struggles and triumphs as a pioneering scientist, is out today on Amazon Prime.

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Weekend reading

Literary fiction, history, science fiction & fantasy, social science, and even a book about pie. The editors are covering most of the reading bases this weekend.

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12 must-read mysteries and thrillers coming this fall

Here's a dozen of the standalone mysteries we're excited to read this fall.

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Kevin Kwan's 2020 summer reads

Kevin Kwan’s summer reading recommendations center on “fascinating lives and worlds.” A Bellini and a cool shady spot are optional extras.

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John Grisham's 2020 summer reads

See which books John Grisham recommends for the perfect summer read. 

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The best mysteries and thrillers of July

Pack up your hammock and find a socially distant spot to dive into some of this month's best mysteries and thrillers.

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20 popular mystery series returning this fall

Series offer readers the opportunity to revisit beloved characters and locations. Here are 20 of the most popular mystery and thriller series publishing this fall.

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Best mysteries and thrillers of 2020 so far

2020 has been a long, strange year so far, but a good year when it comes to mysteries and thrillers. It's hard to pick favorites, but here are a few of ours. 

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10 summer thrillers you won't want to miss

From a dangerous gold-digger aboard a luxury yacht to a killing in the woods near an upstate New York college, here are a few of our most anticipated thrillers of the summer.

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The best mysteries and thrillers of June

Trips to the beach may be up in the air this summer, but a great thriller can be read anywhere. Here are some of our favorite mysteries and thrillers publishing in June. 

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6 great thrillers for Dad on Father's Day

This Father's Day, surprise Dad with one of these excellent thrillers.

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