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.

Recent posts by Vannessa

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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Debbie Macomber's favorite reads of 2020

Debbie Macomber shares four books that provided her with entertainment, escape, and even inspiration in 2020.

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Must-read mysteries for book clubs

If your book club is looking for a change of pace, here are six thrillers with thought—and discussion—provoking plots.

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Rupi Kaur's favorite reads of 2020

See Rupi Kaur's favorite reads of 2020, including the book she turns to "when things fall apart, and when things are going well."

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Unputdownable books according to Amazon Charts

Go cover-to-cover in record time (pun intended) with these Unputdownable reads.

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The best mysteries and thrillers of November

From the Dirty South to Old Bombay, and all the cops, knights errant, bounty hunters, special agents, and defense lawyers in between, November is a great month for mysteries and thrillers.

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Janet Evanovich's favorite reads of 2020

Janet Evanovich, the creator of the much-loved and best-selling Stephanie Plum series, tells us about four of her favorite reads of 2020.

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Stephen King's favorite reads of 2020

Readers have been escaping into Stephen King novels for years. What 4 novels offered him "complete immersion" in 2020?

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The books that made us readers

The Amazon editors look back at the books we loved as kids, the books that made us readers.

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New paperback mysteries to keep you up late

Here are some great mysteries, recently out in paperback, to keep night readers going 'til dawn.

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What to read next if you like historical mysteries

We spoke with the author of one of our picks for Best Mystery, Thriller & Suspense of the Month, Stuart Turton, about the key ingredients in a superb historical thriller.

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Jessica Jung's favorite reads of 2020

Jessica Jung tells us about her favorites reads of 2020, the books that "have a kind of 'afterglow' that lasts for days or even years."

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Weekend reading

Shorter days, cooler weather, two days to ourselves, and a to-be-read pile that just won't quit. Ah, the weekend beckons.

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The best mysteries and thrillers of October

A popular lawyer defends an unpopular client, a retired detective is un-retired by a teenage boy with a missing sibling, and an old premise is given a modern twist—and that's just a few of this month's best mysteries and thrillers.

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Tana French on her new novel, "The Searcher"

We talked with Tana French about her new novel, The Searcher, westerns, comfort reading, and the fate of the Dublin Murder Squad.

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