BARBARA FRADKIN           Mystery Writer

The Inspector Green Mysteries


Breaking news!

He will be back!! Although the Inspector Green series has been on hiatus so that Barbara can concentrate on her Amanda Doucette series, she would like to reassure the fans of the impossible inspector that she is now hard at work on a new Green novel, the eleventh in the series. The book, as yet untitles, will be released in the Fall of 2021. What does she have up her sleeve for the inspector this time?


The award-winning Inspector Green series is set in Canada's Capital, a city of rich cultural and geographical diversity, and features the impetuous, exasperating Ottawa Police Inspector Michael Green, whose passion for justice and love of the hunt often conflict with family, friends and police protocol. 


Do or Die introduced Inspector Green in 2000, a forty-something working-class man with a young family, a busy wife, a fractious teenage daughter from his first marriage, and an elderly widowed father who survived the Holocaust. There are currently ten novels in the series, which has garnered two Best Novel Awards, as well as two additional nominations, from Crime Writers of Canada. The latest, None So Blind, released in 2014, turned Inspector Green's life upside down and forced him to face his past, as well as chart a new future.


All ten Inspector Green novels are available in trade paperback and e-formats. All but None So Blind are also available as audio books.




"For those who like a solid classic mystery with added character, Inspector Green is perfect."

The Globe and Mail


Ottawa River

Although based in Ottawa, the cases frequently lead Green on investigative jaunts to other Canadian locales like Halifax, Montreal, and Gananoque. In the ninth novel, The Whisper of Legends, Green finds himself in Nahanni National Park in the Northwest Territories, on unfamiliar and terrifying turf. 


Check out the book links below or on the left for more details, reviews, and excerpts from the novels.




DO OR DIE, RendezVous Press, Toronto, 2000

IBSN: 978-0-929141-78-4


ONCE UPON A TIME, RendezVous Press, Toronto, 2002

ISBN: 978-0-929141-84-9

Shortlisted, Best Novel


MIST WALKER, RendezVous Press, Toronto, 2003

ISBN: 978-1-894917-03-0


FIFTH SON, RendezVous Press, Toronto, 2004

ISBN: 978-1-894917-13-8

Winner, Best Novel


HONOUR AMONG MEN, RendezVous Press, Toronto, 2006

ISBN: 978-1-894917-36-7

Winner, Best Novel


DREAM CHASERS, RendezVous Press, Toronto, 2007

ISBN: 978-1-894917-58-2


THIS THING OF DARKNESS, RendezVous Press, 2009

ISBN: 978-1-894917-85-8


BEAUTIFUL LIE THE DEAD, RendezVous Press, 2010

ISBN: 978-1-926607-08-5


THE WHISPER OF LEGENDS, Dundurn Press, 2013

ISBN: 978-1459075678


NONE SO BLIND, Dundurn Press, upcoming 2014

ISBN: 978-1459721401

Shortlisted, Best Novel


Breaking News

Released in 2019!

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 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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