THIS THING OF DARKNESS
RendezVous Press, Toronto, 2009
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."