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Feeling the love from the librarians!

“Crashers” made the short list for year’s-best thrillers from the Reference and User Services Association, or RUSA, FOR 2011. According to the press release, “The Reading List annually recognizes the best books in eight genres: adrenaline (including suspense, thriller and adventure), fantasy, historical fiction, horror, mystery, romance, science fiction and women’s fiction. This year’s list includes novels that will please die-hard fans as well as introduce new readers to the pleasures of genre fiction.”

I’m short-listed in the “adrenaline” category.

The winner for this year is “The Nearest Exit” by Olen Steinhauer. It’s also a Minotaur book (like mine).

The short list includes me, “Caught” by Harlan Coben, (Published by E. P. Dutton), “Deep Shadow” by Randy Wayne White (Putnam), and “They’re Watching” by Gregg Hurwitz (St. Martin’s).

You’re known by the company you keep….


About danahaynes

Dana Haynes is the author of ICE COLD KILL (2013), BREAKING POINT (2011) and CRASHERS (2010) from Minotaur and St. Martin's Press.

Posted on January 11, 2011, in Blog and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I enjoyed Crashers as much as anyone, and yet I wonder if it is possible for a wing to land sticking straight up with its tip in the ground? I suspect it would collapse and break apart, so it would be impossible. Also, can a plane without one wing be flared and brought level to make a controlled crash landing thus saving some of the passengers lives? As an engineer i do not think either of these are possible in this universe without repealing the laws of physics. I expect loss of a wing means high speed uncontrolled catastrophic crash with no passenger or large pieces surviving. I expect this does not spoil the fun for most readers, just pilots, engineers and other types who know a little about aeronautics. I think the story would have worked just as well without the wing falling off or without the improbable soft crash landing, so perhaps running the story by an engineer or good aeronautics consultant to vet the physics would have been a good idea. Maybe might be worth asking for technical consultation on future books that involve physical challenges. And I loved the book.


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