Within the pages of “Days Pass like a Shadow” are thirteen dark tales covering the theme of death and loss. At the centre of every story is a beating heart. For the reader to make the journey to that centre, along the flowing veins of the words, all they need is a few minutes during a lunch break, or at the end of the day. The reader will be introduced to a rich and diverse collection of characters – a gardener, a serial killer, a time traveller, a sleepwalker and many more.

A collection of short stories by Paula R. C. Readman

“On the Streets of Kabul”, which is set in Afghanistan, a soldier faces a life-threatening situation while searching for his missing comrade and childhood friend among the narrow alleys. “Perfect Justice” finds a secretary planning a murder. “Shelved” takes a reader into the unusual librarian’s office, while “Burning the Midnight Oil” has a son uncovering the truth about his dying mother. So put your feet up, relax with a cup, or glass of your favourite beverage and let’s begin with “The Meetings”…

Here’s a link to a book trailer for Days pass like a Shadow

And if you would like to read the book please click on this link for Days pass like a Shadow

Also included in the collection is the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival/ Writing Magazine overall winning short story, Roofscapes. Roofscapes was the inspiration for my novel Stone Angels which is now available to preorder on Amazon. Here’s the link, Stone Angels


  1. Hi Paula! Congratulations are in order! What a great trailer for your new book. I loved how you chose the images for each of your 13 stories. Nice music, too! I just purchased the kindle version. Didn’t see the hard copy which I will also buy when I find it. Congratulations, again, my good friend. I’m very happy for you and can’t wait to read your collection. I see even Roofscapes is in it. Cool!

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    1. The hard copy isn’t available until the 5th August. Thank you so much, Jim. Yes, Roofscapes will give you a taster of the novel. Roofscapes is told from the victims point of view.


    1. Priscilla, I’m lost for words. Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I’m so glad you enjoyed my collection.


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