Vincent Zandri

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Winner of the 2015 PWA Shamus Award and the 2015 ITW Thriller Award for Best Original Paperback Novel, Vincent Zandri is the NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and No. 1 AMAZON KINDLE bestselling author of more than 20 novels including THE REMAINS, MOONLIGHT WEEPS, EVERYTHING BURNS, and ORCHARD GROVE. He is also the author of numerous Amazon bestselling digital shorts, PATHOLOGICAL, TRUE STORIES and MOONLIGHT MAFIA among them. Harlan Coben has described THE INNOCENT (formerly As Catch Can) as "...gritty, fast-paced, lyrical and haunting," while the New York Post called it "Sensational...Masterful...Brilliant!" Zandri's list of domestic publishers include Delacorte, Dell, Down & Out Books, Thomas & Mercer and Polis Books, while his foreign p ...more

Political Correctness is Dead

The following essay is now appearing at The Vincent Zandri Vox is slightly different form:

Words matter.
Words are expression and they are freedom.
Words are what I do for a living.
I've waited a week to write this, because I wanted things to calm down a bit after the election. While lefty (and in some cases, righty) protesters engage in riots, and Hollywood... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 17, 2016 13:48 Tags: obama, on-writing, trump
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“You fell off the tree of fucked-up-weird and slammed every branch on the way down.”
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“Maybe I didn't know her as well as I might have wanted. But I can tell you this: love mattered a great deal to Scarlet Montana. I think it must have mattered to Jake too. Because if love hadn't been important to them, they wouldn't have fallen to pieces when it suddenly abandoned them.”
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“I didn't dare to think of anything then except the "facts." To get beneath the facts I would have had to be an artist, and one doesn't become an artist overnight. First you have to be crushed, to have your conflicting points of view annihilated. You have to be wiped out as a human being in order to be born again an individual. You have to be carbonized and mineralized in order to work upwards from the last common denominator of the self. You have to get beyond pity in order to feel from the very roots of your being.”
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message 81: by Stan

Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, Vincent. It may interest you that my book Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom in now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)

message 80: by Jaree

Jaree Francis

Free sample of There's No Tomorrow

message 79: by Vincent

Vincent Zandri Thanks a lot!!!!

message 78: by Zuzana

Zuzana Urbanek Hey there! Nice piece in the KDP newsletter! I sometimes don't open it -- too much email -- but glad I did today!

message 77: by Naomi

Naomi Hey Vin...Where is Scream Catcher? I went to grab it off Smashwords and didn't see it on there.

message 76: by Vincent

Vincent Zandri You're welcome Carolyn...:)

message 75: by Carolyn

Carolyn Thanks for accepting friendship!

message 74: by Vincent

Vincent Zandri Your welcome Mia:)

message 73: by Mia

Mia Hi Vincent,

thanks for the friendship


message 72: by Vincent

Vincent Zandri Thanks Louize,

message 71: by Louize

Louize Thank you for adding me!
Interesting books, looking forward to reading them. :)

message 70: by Vincent

Vincent Zandri Sheryl wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friends request. Looking forward to reading your books and hopefully, becoming acqainted."

Thanks're very kind:)

message 69: by Sheryl

Sheryl Thank you for accepting my friends request. Looking forward to reading your books and hopefully, becoming acqainted.

message 68: by Vincent

Vincent Zandri Your welcome Cheryl:)

message 67: by Cheryl

Cheryl Landmark Thanks for accepting my friendship, Vincent.

message 66: by Erin

Erin Jamison Thanks for the friendship. Follow me on Facebook. See the link on my profile.

message 65: by DeAnna

DeAnna Hi, Vincent --
Thank you for the friend-vite! It's so nice to be able to connect with other authors here on Goodreads.
~DeAnna Cameron
The Belly Dancer by DeAnna Cameron

message 64: by William

William O'Brien Hi- Just to let you know...
Peter: a Darkened Fairytale
Best wishes, William

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message 61: by Vincent

Vincent Zandri You can get Innocent and its sequel Godchild, for like 3 bucks I think...Or the Remains is a stand alone...that's been an amazon bestseller for a while...
:) Thanks for inquiring...Moonlight Falls is very popular too....:)

Elizabeth Kolodziej Hi Vincent! I am so glad you friended me. I have actually been in the mood for a mystery book lately. :) Which of your books should I start out with? :)

message 59: by Jenn

Jenn The Remains = Great ride! :) Thanks for the recommendation!

message 58: by Saniya

Saniya Hey! Thanks for the frnd request! :D

message 57: by Vincent

Vincent Zandri Thanks Toni!:)

message 56: by Toni

Toni Nelson added your book, Vincent. Love the website!

message 55: by Vincent

Vincent Zandri Shera (Book Whispers) wrote: "Thanks for friending me! ^_-"

Thank you too:)

Shera (Book Whispers) Thanks for friending me! ^_-

message 53: by William

William O'Brien Hi Vincent - Thank you for your friendship.

Please visit my website
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date mid-late Jan.

Best wishes, William

message 52: by Vincent

Vincent Zandri COOOOLLL!:)

message 51: by Ronyell

Ronyell Hey Vincent!!!! Thanks for the friend invite!! I'm looking forward to reading some of your books!!

message 50: by Adele

Adele Thank you for the Friendvite.

message 49: by stan

stan Good morning Vincent
Thank you for your invite. looking forward to read some of your books

message 48: by Vincent

Vincent Zandri Thanks you CJ :)

message 47: by Cj_

Cj_ thanks for the request vincent :)


Marialyce Hi Vincent, Thanks for the friend invite. I will let you know when I finish The Remains. It looks to be a great read!


message 45: by Vincent

Vincent Zandri Thanks Dana....same to you:)

The Remains

The Innocent

message 44: by Dana

Dana Davis Thanks for the friend request, Vincent. Happy writing!

message 43: by Vincent

Vincent Zandri Rock on Lori....Thanks a lot :))))

message 42: by Lori K

Lori K Vincent, just bought The Remains on Amazon. Am off to read it next! Thanks for the nudge...

Kevin J. Rogers Vincent, great article in the TU yesterday! This is quite a time for writers, isn't it? Anyway, just wanted to give you a digital high-five, write on, man.

message 40: by Vincent

Vincent Zandri Hi Jennifer...
Yah, my new ones are available on every reader known to man....I should probably get that word out :)))
Try this:


message 39: by Jenn

Jenn Mather Nessen Can I only get your books on a Kindle? or is there a place I can get a copy for my Nook? Your books have looked very interesting to read but everytime I go to try to get them, I just get re-directed to Amazon. I thought maybe after some time this might change but not yet...Looking forward to reading! Good Luck!

message 38: by Pete

Pete Kelly Hey vincent thanks for the add

Shawnette Hey, Vincent...thanks for the invite into your circle of friends...CONGRATS on the novels...and best of luck with any/all future writings...Happy Reading & Writing :-)

message 36: by Vincent

Vincent Zandri Thanks Michelle....Let me know what you think:)))

The Remains

Michelle Hey, thanks for posting about The Remains being on kindle for $2.99 (on the kindle group here). I ordered it for my kindle.

message 34: by Rai

Rai Hi Vincent,

It's great to meet you! I always enjoy connecting with my fellow scribes :)

Wishing you continued...


Rai Aren, co-author of the award-winning mystery novel SECRET OF THE SANDS


message 32: by Ashley

Ashley Thanks for friending me!!

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