Danuta Reah, who also writes under the name Carla Banks, is the author of four novels of pyschological suspense. Her novel Bleak Water was published in the US in 2006 by Bywater Books Bloody Brits imprint, bringing the best of British crime fiction to an American audience.
Her most recent book in the UK is Strangers, under the name Carla Banks; another Carla Banks title, Forest of Souls, was published in March 2005.
In 2005 she won the CWA Short Story Dagger for No Flies on Frank (which was included in the The Best British Mysteries IV anthology published by Allison & Busby in 2006). Her story Glazed, in Getting Even (ed Mitzi Szereto, Serpent's Tail) was shortlisted for the 2008 CWA Short Story Award.
Danuta Reah is past Chair of the Crime Writers' Association.
She also publishes academic books, valued as resources for the study of language.
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