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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 Poe-inspired nEvermore! Tales of Murder, Mystery, and the Macabre,.released in 2015.
She also writes an easy-read series for reluctant readers which features simple country handyman Cedric O'Toole, and 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. However, she 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. The second in that series, The Trickster's Lullaby, was released is September 2017, and the third, Prisoners of Hope, is due out in October 2018.
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.
"Fradkin, a retired psychologist, creates well-drawn, complex characters, and she knows how to build tension and drama that hold readers to the end."
Starred review, Publishers Weekly
"Ottawa-based author Barbara Fradkin is one of today's finest mystery writers. Her Inspector Green mysteries linger long after the story is told."
"Fradkin's forte is the emotional cost of crime."