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Sean Cronin

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in New York, New York (Bronx), The United States



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Sean Cronin is a 5-star Amazon author, a Goodreads "Five out of Five Stars” novelist and winner of three EFFIE awards. He is the author of the critically acclaimed noir novel, Sharp 9th, a Skinner Malloy Mystery. Cronin, is a former Fortune 500 executive and holds an M.S. from the University of Chicago.

Sean has two books in publication:
Sharp 9th
A Perfect Double

"Sharp 9th" is a mystery, dark, NYC: murder, corruption, conspiracy and maybe a love story.
Skinner Malloy is a rock musician, composer and former combat Marine. He trashed the men who attacked his band mate, young ad exec Gillian Carroll and now he's on parole - no gigs. Gillian's fired from her job by Consolidate Insurance, a client, for bogus

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Sean Cronin I do not believe there is 'writer's block.' There is laziness, fear, confusion, and distractions.
Sean Cronin Having written.
And I don't have to shave in the morning.
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Exceptional as history, a young woman's hopes and fears, a lesson in human capacity for forgiveness. And horror beyond what fiction can give.
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"If you're into complex mysteries that come together as perfect pieces of a surprising puzzle, this novel is what you're looking for."
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"Now this is what they call a page-turner! Since receiving a free copy in a giveaway, Sean Cronin's debut and the first novel in a planned Breken Annersen Mystery series (although this book also fits clearly within the thriller, action/adventure, s..." Read more of this review »
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"This was a wonderful book. Full of twists and turns, glamor, travel, espionage , you name it.

A real page turner, keeps you guessing till the end.

I look forward to reading more books by Sean Cronin"
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Terrific book.
In an ad agency on the Magnificent Mile in Chicago before and during the economic downturn the "creatives" and "account people" play politics, gossip, back-bite, laugh, drink, love, worry. They are banal and venial and selfish and wonde
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Lee Child's brings back Reacher's old team from his Army MP days and they kick serious butt.
If you're new to Reacher novels, they are uniformly great action books featuring loner Jack Reacher. Reacher shows up, finds trouble and fixes it - Decisively
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message 13: by Sean

Sean Cronin Oh, man, please check out reviews for "Sharp 9th" on my author page. Rick F's review is particularly gratifying - he is a very discriminating reader.
And, hey, maybe a bit of idealized thinker person did slip into the book (I'm not qualified to judge).

message 12: by Sean

Sean Cronin Ah. You're more sophisticated than I. My knowledge goes back to about 1900 in the U. S. 'Course, that covers a deep tradition that goes back before written history.
Well, got a gig.

message 11: by E.A.

E.A. Bucchianeri I studied music at college, piano and organ, but more into musicology.

message 10: by Sean

Sean Cronin You a musician, E.A?

message 9: by E.A.

E.A. Bucchianeri Cool, I get it. I just have Beethoven on the brain! He had it rough at times, so a "Sharp" Ninth reference also seemed to fit. It's good you actually have a double reference in your title, even if unintended.

message 8: by Sean

Sean Cronin E.A. wrote: "Heck of a tome alright, more like a brick, I could use it to build a house...! But no pressure, just a note to let you know it's out. I understand it's a big literary investment considering it's..."

Yes, "Sharp 9th" is a musical reference. Not to Beethoven. In music there are major and minor sounds. Dichotomous. Major happy, hard, angry. Minor, haunting sad, soft. But, magically, there is one note, only one, that merges the major and the minor - the Sharp 9th (#9th). The book tells a story that feels like a #9th cord (or, I hope it odes). The male protagonist is a musician, and, I think, he knows this as he narrates the story.

message 7: by E.A. (last edited Jun 01, 2011 02:33PM)

E.A. Bucchianeri Heck of a tome alright, more like a brick, I could use it to build a house...! But no pressure, just a note to let you know it's out. I understand it's a big literary investment considering it's size, hopefully it will prove an entertaing read if readers like coming-of-age / Romance novels with a thorough mix of serious and and humorous sections. I wish we could get libraries with budgets completely geared for book-buying to show an interest in our books ...

I like the title of your book, "Sharp Ninth", somehow, it reminds me of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. It fits your synopsis of a musician hitting hard times perfectly.

message 6: by Sean

Sean Cronin Thanks, Elizabeth. Heck of tome, huh?
I will check it out, perhaps buy it. I'll let you know.

message 5: by E.A.

E.A. Bucchianeri Hi Sean,

As promised, I said I'd let you know when my new novel was published, "Brushstrokes of a Gadfly". It's finally up on Amazon, it's huge, 1040 pages and 3.7 lbs of absolute text! (Needless to say, I couldn't stop and it turned out bigger than I expected.) At least there is no waste of space, I've tried an experimental non-chapter format, no blank sections at the end of chapters.

You can read the first chapter free on Scribd:

"Brushstrokes" ~Free Chapter preview.

E.A. (Elizabeth) Bucchianeri

message 4: by Sean

Sean Cronin Thank you. Send me a schedule of where you'll be speaking maybe I can get my nephew to attend.

message 3: by Beth

Beth Hi Sean,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author on Goodreads!

message 2: by Sean

Sean Cronin Thanks for the 'friend' designation, Kenjii.
Sorry I didn't blow-up your thumbnail. As soon as I did I knew it was Dave. He's a good guy from what I can tell, don't really dig his stuff. I'm more the real old blues and the early electric blues. But listen to and enjoy about everything.

Unapologetic_Bookaholic Thanks for the friend request. I do enjoy reading the mystery/thriller genre when I need a very rare break from smut :). My avi pic is lead singer/guitarist Dave Mustaine from thrash metal band Megadeth and I have been a fan since 1994. I am a bookaholic so I buy more than I will ever read. Owning access to e books has undone any rehab or resolutions I had hoped for as far as not buying books. Friends? Sure, why not :)

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