BARBARA FRADKIN Mystery Writer
BARBARA FRADKIN           Mystery Writer

THIS THING OF DARKNESS

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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Breaking News

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 Arthur Ellis Best Novel! Barbara is thrilled that None So Blind is nominated for the 2015 Best Novel Award.

 

 

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 Arthur Ellis Award...

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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