BARBARA FRADKIN           Mystery Writer


RendezVous Press, Toronto, 2009

ISBN: 978-1-894917-85-8

On a glorious September morning, an old man is beaten to death in an alley off Ottawa's Byward Market. Initially, suspicion falls on four local gang punks caught on a nearby surveillance camera. However, the mystery deepens when the victim is identified as a retired psychiatrist whose controversial treatments often put him at odds with his colleagues and his patients' families. A surprise will, an estranged son and a young mystery visitor draws Green into a frantic chase that leaves him questioning the ultimate meaning of justice.




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

Globe and Mail


"A fine tale, perhaps Fradkin's best yet, and characteristically raising profound social issues."

The Sherbrooke Record

"This is more than a traditional mystery, it's insightful writing that stirs up questions and emotional responses - and the satisfaction of a good book."

Hamilton Spectator




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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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