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

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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Popular mystery series returning this fall

Series offer readers the opportunity to revisit beloved characters and locations. Here are 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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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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Goodreads Recommends 32 New Novels by Black Authors to Read Now

Goodreads editor, Cybil Wallace, spotlights 32 new novels to read by Black authors, all of which are publishing this year.

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Emily Giffin's 2020 summer reads

The best-selling author of some of our favorite summer reads recommends four books perfect for the season.

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Summer reading: 5 mysteries and thrillers

Here are a few of our editors' picks for the best thrillers of the summer.

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Past imperfect: thrillers featuring small town cold cases

A few of our favorite thrillers feature decades-old crimes set in small towns.

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Back to school: a few of our favorite campus mysteries

We love a thriller set in a boarding school or university. Here are a few of our favorites.

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If you loved Dean Koontz's "Devoted"

If you loved Dean Koontz's most recent hit, "Devoted," here are ten other Koontz novels you may want to check out.

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Michael Connelly on his new novel, "Fair Warning"

Michael Connelly talks about his new novel, "Fair Warning," the media, and shooting the messenger.

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