BARBARA FRADKIN           Mystery Writer

Favourites and Friends



Barbara loves many different types of books and is particularly partial to crime fiction set in Britain and in her own country. Below are some of her favourite Canadian writers who are making their mark.




Vicki Delany: Versatile and prolific author of numerous mystery series and standalones.


Mary Jane Maffini: Also a versatile and prolific author of four different series, and Canada's queen of comedy.


Linda Wiken: Linda is a member of the Ladies Killing Circle. She writes gentle, cosy mysteries and has one series published under Erika Chase and another under her own name, 


Dave Butler: British Columbia author of vivid, compelling adventure thrillers with a social message.


Maureen Jennings: Versatile and prolific author of the renowned Detective Murdoch series, as well as others.


Jayne Barnard: Versatile Calgary author who captures the beauty and challenge of the Canadian west.


Brenda Chapman: Versatile author of Young Adult and Rapid Reads mysteries as well as adult thrillers.


Mystery Links

News in brief

Hot off the press!

What's the link between a reclusive artist and a dead surfer on Vancouver Island's Pacific Rim?


First five Green books reissued in Fall 2022!

Available now!

Inspector Green is back! His interest in his daughters's domestic abuse case puts her in danger.

Available now!

Amanda Doucette explores the link between buried bones and her missing uncle.

Nominated for Best Novella!

In the fourth Cedric O'Toole short novel, Cedris'c life is turned upside down.

Released in 2018! 

The Third Amanda Doucette mystery is a tale of desperate choices.


Released in Sept. 2017! The second in the Amanda Doucette series is a chilling tale!


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 Best Novel! 

Barbara is thrilled ro be nominated for the 2015 Best Novel Award by Crime Writers of Canada.



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 Best Novella!

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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