BARBARA FRADKIN           Mystery Writer

Shortlisted for 2003 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel!



Dundurn Press, Toronto, 2022

ISBN: 0-929141-84-9 



When an old man is found frozen to death in a hospital parking lot, Ottawa Police Inspector Michael Green does not accept the official verdict of death by natural causes. His own investigation draws him deep into old war crimes, hidden identities, and buried secrets from World War II, and in the process onto a personal journey of discovery into his own past.




"brings the legacy of the Holocaust centre stage...the events and the people come alive on the page"

Quill & Quire


"Once Upon a Time is so much more than a mystery; it is a story about people pushed to the edge, about families, about desperation, about love. Rarely does one find such depth in a novel of any type."

Storyteller Magazine



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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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