BARBARA FRADKIN Mystery Writer
BARBARA FRADKIN           Mystery Writer

Welcome!

 

The Night Thief is shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Best Novella Award!

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Barbara Fradkin is a retired psychologist and multiple award-winning mystery author whose work with children and families provides much of the insight and inspiration for her stories. She has an affinity for the dark side and her compelling short stories haunt several magazines and anthologies, including the recently released, Poe-inspired nEvermore! Tales of Murder, Mystery, and the Macabre.

 

However, she is best known for her gritty, psychological detective novels, which have been nominated four times for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel from Crime Writers of Canada, and have won the award twice. She also writes an easy-read series for reluctant readers which features simple country handyman Cedric O'Toole, and has recently embarked on a new series featuring Amanda Doucette, an adventurous, passionate but struggling international aid worker who is looking for healing and new direction.

 

Feel free to explore these pages for more details and for the latest news on books, events and appearances. Sample some opening chapters. She would love to hear from you if you have comments or questions, so please feel free to contact her.

 

 

 

"Ottawa-based author Barbara Fradkin is one of today's finest mystery writers. Her Inspector Green mysteries linger long after the story is told."

Hamilton Spectator

 

"Fradkin's forte is the emotional cost of crime."

Ottawa Citizen

 

 

 

Breaking News

Shortlisted for Best Novella! Breaking news; The Night Thief is nominated for the 2016 Arthur Ellis Award.

 

 

Shortlisted for Arthur Ellis Best Novel! Barbara is thrilled that None So Blind is nominated for the 2015 Best Novel Award.

 

 

Shortlisted for the Ottawa Book Awards! Barbara is thrilled and honoured that The Whisper of Legends is among the finalists for the 2011 Ottawa Book Awards.

Great reviews!

The reviews are beginning to come in for None So Blind. Check out Publishers Weekly, Quill & Quire, and The National Post

 

Superlative Reviews!

The Whisper of Legends has received numerous excellent reviews, such as The Globe and Mail, The Ottawa Citizen, and The National Post

 

Nominated for 2013 Arthur Ellis Award...

Evil Behind that Door, the latest Cedric O'Toole Rapid Reads novel, has been shortlisted for Best Novella by Crime Writers of Canada.

  

 

 

 

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