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

The best mysteries and thrillers of May

Here's a look at some of our favorite mysteries and thrillers of May.

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10 mysterious moms in crime fiction

Sunday is Mother's Day in the U.S. and so our thoughts turn to our moms. Whether they're on the right side of the law or the wrong, here are 10 fictional moms you do not want to cross.

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2020 Edgar award winners announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Edgar Allen Poe Awards.

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Weekend reading

It's Friday, and our editors are picking the reads they'll be kicking back with this weekend.

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Criminally funny: 6 mysteries to make you laugh

Right now, we're enjoying mysteries served up with a large side of laughter.

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David Baldacci on "Walk the Wire"

David Baldacci talks about his new Memory Man novel, "Walk the Wire."

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Grady Hendrix on book clubs and slaying vampires

Grady Hendrix, author of one of our best books of April, talks about the book, "Southern Living," potpourri, Beanie babies, and what he's reading right now.

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Michael Connelly on "Bosch" season 6 and more

We talk to author Michael Connelly about Bosch Season 6, the Lincoln Lawyer, and what to read right now.

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The books behind "Bosch"

Season 6 of "Bosch" lands on Friday on Prime Video--here's a look at the books on which seasons 4, 5, and 6 were based. 

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The best mysteries and thrillers of April

Vampires, grifters, a WWII assassin, and a helping of Texas justice: editors have picked a particularly eclectic selection of mysteries in April.

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Jennifer Hillier talks about "Little Secrets"

Author Jennifer Hillier tells us more about one of our April picks for best mystery, "Little Secrets."

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If you loved "The Silent Patient," check out these thrillers

For readers who loved The Silent Patient, a list of novels that put the 'psycho' in psychological thriller.

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7 mysteries set in the world of books

For those of us who miss being able to visit a bookstore, these thrillers set in the world of books may be the next best thing.

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Harlan Coben talks about "The Boy from the Woods"

Harlan Coben has a blast of adrenaline for all of us couch potatoes.

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7 stories by women for World Storytelling Day

Today, we’re celebrating World Storytelling Day by highlighting seven books now available in Kindle Unlimited.

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