BARBARA FRADKIN           Mystery Writer

Nominated for the 2014 Ottawa Book Award



Dundurn Press, Toronto, April 2013




"A well-written page turner with a pace as fast as the current in the famous Nahanni River"

...Publisher's Weekly



In the wake of a violent summer storm, a broken canoe washes up on the rocky shore of the Nahanni River. Four canoeists are missing. Has the mighty river claimed another life? Or has greed, revenge and a family legend led to murder?


When his teenage daughter goes missing on a summer wilderness canoe trip, Inspector Michael Green is forced into unfamiliar, dangerous territory. Unable to mobilize the local RCMP to begin a search, he enlists the help of his long-time friend Staff Sergeant Brian Sullivan, and together they fly up to the Northwest Territories to look for themselves.


Green is terrified. The park has 30,000 square kilometres of wilderness, six hundred kilometres of fast-flowing river, and six hundred grizzlies. Even worse, Green soon discovers his daughter lied to him. The trip was organized not by a reputable tour company but by her new boyfriend, a graduate geology student who has recently quit the university to embark on an exciting but secret new project. 


Clues about Scott’s past begin to drift in. A old mining claim, a bar fight with a local politician, a family legend about gemstones, betrayal and mysterious death. When the body of one of the group turns up at the bottom of a cliff, they know more is at stake than youthful thrill.



 "Great read! It had me on the edge of my seat!"   

...Neil Hartling, Nahanni River Adventures


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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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