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

Celebrating the freedom to read: Banned Books Week

Kindle Unlimited is celebrating our freedom to read during Banned Books Week (September 27th to October 3rd).

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The mysteries of Paris

Louise Penny made the move from Three Pines to Paris in her new Chief Inspector Gamache novel, All the Devils Are Here, and now we want to spend more time in Paris with some formidable detectives.

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The best mysteries and thrillers of September

A missing socialite in Palm Beach; a missing mom in suburbia; a murder attempt in Paris; missing techies in the French Alps, and an art heist in Wyoming.

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Humans of New York's Brandon Stanton on new book, "Humans"

Brandon Stanton's new book, Humans, publishes on October 6 and here, he gives us his thoughts on storytelling, random subjects, and the "lens of conflict."

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Not-so-guilty pleasure: the legal thriller

Michael Connelly and John Grisham are bringing the legal thriller back this fall, and we have the perfect books to read while you wait.

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Weekend reading

This weekend, Chris will be listening to the universe while the rest of us dig into literary short stories, a design book, a book about whiskey, a murder in an Irish village, and more.

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Amazon Charts: Most Sold mysteries of 2020 so far

Here's a look at the best-selling mysteries and thrillers of the year so far, according to Amazon Charts.

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Louise Penny on Gamache, Paris, and moments of grace

All the Devils Are Here, the latest in the Chief Inspector Gamache series, is one of our Best Books of August so we spoke to author Louise Penny about Gamache, the joy of writing, meeting your heroes, and much more.

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S. A. Cosby's reading recommendations

S.A. Cosby, author of one of our favorites thrillers of 2020 so far, dishes on the book that made him a reader, the book that made him a writer, and what he recommends we read this summer.

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New in must-read true crime

For true crime fans, the next few months promise books spotlighting Midwestern criminals, the only successful female art thief, a man known as The Acid King, and a murder at Harvard. Oh, and Narco Polo.

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The best mysteries and thrillers of August

Very different cold cases, a vigilante attempt to head off heroin dealing on the reservation, and a nesting doll tale set on a Mediterranean island make for a delightfully mysterious August.

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Upcoming book-to-film adaptations

Award-winning literary fiction, a white-knuckle thriller, and one of the most epic science fiction sagas ever. That's just a sampling of the books we're excited to see making the leap to the screen between now and Christmas.

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Taye Diggs on why representation matters in kids' books

"Things would have been so much easier for me if I’d had more characters in books that looked like me." Taye Diggs on how necessary representation is in kids literature.

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Andrew Child's 2020 summer reads

Dial D for deception? Or maybe E for espionage? Either way, the man about to take over one of the biggest series in the mystery category has let us in on his summer reading picks, and we love them.

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Mystery & thrillers: Our editors’ recent favorites

Whatever your preferred escape, there is— thankfully—a mystery or thriller to help you make that getaway. Here are some of our favorites.

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