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

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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May mysteries you may have missed the first time around

We take a look at some great May mysteries you may have missed in hardcover.

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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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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 some 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 Allan 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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