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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, a sales rep, an Amazon Bookstore curator, and now an Amazon Books senior editor.
She covers the mystery, thriller & suspense category but, really, there’s almost no genre she won’t read.
Covering all tweny picks would turned this into one of those 2-hour podcasts, so we discussed three books in the list that stood out for me, as well as three books Vannessa highlighted. So here are those six books we discussed during the podcast.
Show Notes & Links
Amazon Book Editors’ Best Mysteries and Thrillers of 2021 (Complete List)
- Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby
- We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker
- The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz
- The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly
- The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman
- The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
- Billy Summers by Stephen King
- The First Day of Spring by Nancy Tucker
- False Witness by Karin Slaughter
- Lightning Strike by William Kent Krueger
- Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty
- When Ghosts Come Home by Wiley Cash
- The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth
- The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny
- Chasing the Boogeyman by Richard Chizmar
- Clark and Division by Naomi Hirahara
- The Stolen Hours by Allen Eskens
- How Lucky by Will Leitch
- Falling: A Novel by T. J. Newman
- The Maidens by Alex Michaelides
Books to look out for in 2022
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