BARBARA FRADKIN           Mystery Writer


RendezVous Press, Toronto, 2007

ISBN: 978-1-894917-58-2


 One moonlit June night, seventeen year-old Lea Kovacev sets out to meet her secret lover by the cliffs of Ottawa's Hog's Back Falls. Three days later her nude body washes up in the shallows downstream. When the autopsy reveals she was dead before she hit the water, Inspector Green suspects murder. His investigation draws him into the manipulative world of elite young athletes, drugs and teenage sexuality that soon claims another innocent life. Who is the secret lover, and how far will others go to shield him? How many others, including Green's daughter, will pay the ultimate price for a young man's dream?



"a book to be savoured, not only for its meticulous plotting and sheer eloquence,but for the underlying message..."

Ottawa Citizen

"Insightful, nuanced, and entertaining, Dream Chasers might well be the best novel to date."

The Sherbrooke Record


"Dream Chasers is a winner, perhaps the best from a series that has gone from strength to strength."

Hamilton Spectator


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


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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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