BARBARA FRADKIN           Mystery Writer

So far this year...



The pandemic obliterated all in-person events that had been planned and eagerly anticipated for two whole years. Both The Ancient Dead and The Devil to Pay were released and launched via Zoom during the pandemic.


To everyone's delight, Wreck Bay was released in February 2023, with in-person launches in both Ottawa and Toronto. And this return to in-person events continued throughout the spring, summer, and fall, with a mini-library tour with fellow author and great friend Mary Jane Maffini in April and May, as well as book club talks and a talk to a wonderful, welcoming crowd in Mallorytown.




Upcoming Pre-Holiday Events



Whatever and however you celebrate this season...

A personally autographed book is the perfect gift for the mystery lover on your list!



November 18, 2023   

Book signing, Perfect Books258 Elgin St. Ottawa, 1 - 3 pm. Barbara joins forces with Mary Jane Maffini again to sign the latest books from both of us, as well as random back list.


November 25, 2023   

Book signing, Books on Beechwood, 35 Beechwood Ave., Ottawa.  12 - 2 pm. Once again Barbara and Mary Jane Maffini join forces to sign their latest books, as well as random back list.


December 9, 2023   

Book signing, Coles at Billings Bridge, Billings Bridge Plaza at Bank St., Ottawa. 12 - 2 pm. This time Barbara joins forces with friend and neighbour Brenda Chapman for this Crime Writers of Canada event. 

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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