BARBARA FRADKIN           Mystery Writer

Winner of the 2005 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel!



RendezVous Press, Toronto, 2004

ISBN: 978-1-894917-13-8



Accident or suicide? That's the question facing Inspector Green when a vagrant returns to his childhood village after twenty years and falls to his death from the bell tower of an abandonned church. Villages identify the man as one of five sons from a farm family that was once close-knit and prosperous, but when Green tries to track down the missing sons, he finds only tragedy, madness, death.



"One exceptional mystery, with even more complex characters and tighter plotting. Fradkin's forte is the emotional cost of crime."

Ottawa Citizen

"All works beautifully right up to the twist at the end. The Inspector Green series gets better with every book."

The Globe and Mail

"A character-driven psychological thriller that's a page turner from page one."

Midwest Book Review


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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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