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Danuta Reah is the author of seven crime novels, a novella, and award-winning short stories in several genres. Several of her short stories are now available as eBook singles.

Not Safe

Not Safe

Farah Jafari needs sanctuary, but now she is dead. A man is in custody and soon the case will be closed. DC Tina Barraclough works with refugees like Farah and the man under arrest and she knows there is something wrong with the official version. She is off the case, but needs to find out what really happened. What price is she prepared to pay?

"Dark, edgy and compelling."

The Times

"A thought provoking powerful story. Highly recommended."

Promoting Crime Fiction

Not Safe, a novella, originally published by Crime Express in 2011, ISBN: 978-1-907869-09-9
Now available in a Kindle edition or as an audio download, read by Anna Bentinck.

No Flies on Frank

No Flies on Frank

Winner of the CWA Short Story Dagger, 2005.

Frank Stout becomes a serial killer by accident. Fortunately, he own a maggot farm, so the whole thing does not become as embarrassing it it might have done.

Originally included in the The Best British Mysteries IV anthology published by Allison & Busby in 2006;

Now available from Amazon as an eBook single

Out of Her Mind

Out of Her Mind

Laura writes stories and now she's written a nightmare - but her story is creeping off the pages where she kept it confined...

Out of Her Mind was originally published in in 2004; it is now available from Amazon as an eBook single



Shortlisted for the 2008 CWA Short Story Award.

Sometimes revenge and a practical solution to a problem are part of the same package.

Glazed was originally published in Getting Even (ed Mitzi Szereto, Serpent's Tail, 2007, ISBN: 978-1-8524-2961-4)
It is now available from Amazon as an eBook single


The Trouble With Dragons

Included in e-collection Fusion

The trouble with dragons is... a young boy lives a troubled life, but then the dragons arrive.