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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The best mysteries and thrillers of January

The Amazon editors on a few of the January mysteries and thrillers we read and loved.

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Sara Evans' favorite reads of 2020

From a John Steinbeck novel to Teresa Guidice's post-prison memoir, country music singer and songwriter Sara Evans' favorite reads of 2020 were delightfully eclectic.

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Highly anticipated true crime books of early 2021

The Amazon editors spotlight the new true crime releases with the most buzz (and preorders) as well as few of the upcoming paperback titles true crime fans won't want to miss.

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Ruth Ware's favorite reads of 2020

Ruth Ware, hailed as "the Agatha Christie of our generation” by David Baldacci, describes her favorite reads of the year, in mystery and more. 

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Popular mystery series returning this winter

Set your calendars for happy reunions of the reading kind with the latest installments of these popular mystery and thriller series.

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So you've watched "The Crown" and now you have questions...

Here are a few books to help sort fact from fiction when it comes to The Crown.

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Tina Turner's favorite reads of 2020

The legendary singer, and author of Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good, tells us about the books that brought her joy in 2020.

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Most anticipated thrillers of winter according to Amazon Charts

New books from Harlan Coben, Jayne Ann Krentz, James Patterson, and more.

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John le Carré (1931-2020)

Remembering John le Carré (1931-2020).

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Have yourself a wicked little Christmas

Silent Bite, How the Finch Stole Christmas, and 'Twas the Knife before Christmas: the only thing more fun than reading the titles of Christmas mysteries is reading the novels themselves. Here are some of our favorites.

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Most Read thrillers of 2020, according to Amazon Charts

Some books you hang onto for ages, some you can't wait to crack open and read 'til dawn. Which mysteries and thrillers fell into the latter bucket and were the most read of 2020? We reveal the top 10.

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The best mysteries and thrillers of December

From the Arctic Circle in the 1850s to Tehran during the Iranian Revolution, we have some exotic and exciting mysteries and thrillers on our Best of December list.

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Weekend reading

Whatever your mood this weekend, the editors have a book for you.

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The best mysteries and thrillers of 2020

From Southern noir to gritty historicals, and from legal thrillers to Insta-glam thrillers, 2020 was a great year for mystery and thriller fans. Here are a few of our favorites.

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Bob Woodward's favorite reads of 2020

History? Check. Political analysis? Check. Memoir? Check. A thriller, of which he wrote "brilliant, original, and thought-provoking"? Intriguing. See Bob Woodward's five favorite reads of 2020.

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