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 February

Our picks of the month’s mysteries and thrillers have kept us up late—now it’s your turn.

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My Funny Valentine: the lighter side of love

A selection of books to celebrate the funny side of love.

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Sun-soaked thrillers to cure the winter blues

We're reached that critical point in Winter when we need sun. Or at least, books set in sunny climes...

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Historical reads perfect for Prime members

Historical page-turners, especially perfect for Prime members...

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Most highly-anticipated mysteries and thrillers of Spring, pt 2

Here’s a baker’s dozen of debuts, follow-ups, and other mysteries and thrillers that we editors can't wait to read this Spring...

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Nominees announced for the 2020 Edgar® Awards

This week the Mystery Writers of America announced the nominees for the 2020 Edgar® Awards.

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10 highly anticipated mysteries and thrillers of Spring

Some of the biggest names in the genre have new books coming this Spring.

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The best mysteries and thrillers of January

A few of the mysteries and thrillers keeping us up late in January. 

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9 thrilling movie adaptations coming to the screen in 2020

Whether audiences see-then-read or read-then-see, here are a few movie adaptations we're looking forward to in 2020.

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Inspired by "Just Mercy"? Here are 6 more books to read...

The movie Just Mercy opens today, and if this eye-opening story of redemption in the face of justice miscarried moves you to action, we have just the reading list for you.

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Having a moment: Irish mystery & thriller authors

Mysteries and thrillers written by Irish authors are having a moment, on the page and on the screen. And we're here for it.

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Weekend reading

For the first weekend of 2020, the Amazon Books editors have cast their nets wide and we're reading everything from history to memoir with a couple of thrillers thrown in for good measure.

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Resolutionary reads: the books that will help us keep to our resolutions in 2020

It's not enough to make resolutions each year; sometimes we need that extra help that can only come from a good book.

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The books that (almost) got away in 2019

There's always that one book you intended to read but didn't quite get around to it. Here's a list of titles we editors didn't get around to reading in 2019, but they're now back at the top of that TBR pile.

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6 mysteries to read after you watch "Knives Out"

Knives Out's quirky investigator Benoit Blanc is hardly the first fictional sleuth to find himself with a dead body and a houseful of suspects.

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