BARBARA FRADKIN Mystery Writer
BARBARA FRADKIN           Mystery Writer

Released in Spring 2011...

 

THE FALL GUY

Orca Book Publishers, Victoria, 2011

ISBN: 978-155469-835-6

 

Cedric O'Toole is a country handyman who loves his simple life. He lives alone with a dog, a goat and some chickens on the hard-scrabble backcountry farm that he inherited from his mother, and he scratches out a living doing odd jobs while tinkering with the collection of junk in his sheds. Then one day a slick city lawyer drives down his lane and his nightmare begins. Lori-Anne Wilkins, the wife of a wealthy local businessman, has fallen to her death from a deck Cedric built, and the furious widower has slapped him with a lawsuit.

 

 

"Fradkin does a nice job in combining the elements of a good murder mystery with the telling of the story through Rick's character...Constant tension between the narrator and the world around him is one of the novel's greatest strengths..."

CM Magazine

 

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Breaking News

Released in Sept. 2016!

And garnering lots of great reviews. Thanks to readers everywhere for your support.

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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