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Chris Pavone

USA flag (b.1968)

Chris Pavone grew up in New York City, and attended Midwood High School in Brooklyn and Cornell University, where He majored in government. He worked at a number of publishing houses over nearly two decades, most notably as an editor at Clarkson Potter, where he specialized in cookbooks (he loves to cook). In the late nineties, He also wrote a little book called The Wine Log. He now lives in Greenwich Village and the North Fork of Long Island.

Genres: Thriller
   1. The Expats (2012)
   2. The Paris Diversion (2019)
   The Accident (2014)
   The Travelers (2016)
   Two Nights in Lisbon (2022)
Anthony Awards Best First Novel winner (2013) : The Expats
Dilys Awards Best Book nominee (2013) : The Expats
Edgar Awards Best First Novel winner (2013) : The Expats

Chris Pavone recommends
The Helsinki Affair (2023)
Anna Pitoniak
"The Helsinki Affair has everything: high stakes, mortal peril, moral ambiguity, torn allegiances, tradecraft and subterfuge, love and sex and loneliness, and every type of risk. I can't remember the last time I read such an enjoyable spy novel."
West Heart Kill (2023)
Dann McDorman
"A thoroughly original suspense novel that hops across elements of the genre - a diabolical locked-room mystery interspersed with a fascinating primer on the form - while always being tremendous fun to read."
Happiness Falls (2023)
Angie Kim
"Happiness Falls is on the one hand a profound meditation on the meaning of life and the nature of happiness, while on the other hand a riveting mystery replete with suspense."
The Block Party (2023)
Jamie Day
"THE BLOCK PARTY is a rich, delicious stew of secrets, intrigue, revenge, and murder, with well-drawn characters, sparkling dialogue, and an intricate web of a plot that will have you guessing till the very end."
Sally Brady's Italian Adventure (2023)
Christina Lynch
"Richly evocative of the charms and contradictions of Italy. Brava!"
The Puzzle Master (2023)
Danielle Trussoni
"An absolute gem of suspense, with a wholly original and unforgettable protagonist, a propulsive plot with diabolic twists, and pure reading pleasure on every page. I loved it."

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