BARBARA FRADKIN           Mystery Writer

Upcoming Events in 2019

The latest CEdric O'Toole short novel was released in September 2019, and since then Barbara has completed the fourth in the Amanda Doucette series. The first three books in the series received numerous stellar reviews and she is excited about the release of this latest, The Ancient Dead, which is set in the Alberta badlands and due for release in 2020. Stay tuned for details of its release as the time draws closer.


Meanwhile, Barbara is spending the winter writing the next Inspector Green novel. Winter is often a quiet time in the events calendar, allowing writers to get on with their primary job!


In addition to a few book club appearances, there are a couple of events already lined up for this spring, but stay tuned for more as the country emerges from hibernation and celebrates the warm days of summer.





January 15

Ottawa-Gatineau Editors Speakers Night. Barbara is honoured to be invited as the guest speaker of the editors' association Speakers Night series. She will be talking about writing for different audiences and genres and her experiences working with the various editors. Christ Church Cathedral, 439 Queen St. Ottawa. 7 pm.


April 19

Mallorytown Talks. Barbara is delighted to be invited to present at the popular Mallorytown Talks series. This historic town on the St. Lawrence River has a thriving literary scene, and Barbara looks forward to joining them. Mallorytown Community Centre, 76 Country Rd. 5, Mallorytown. 2 - 4 pm. 


September 30

Ottawa Na'amat Authors Luncheon. Barbara is happy to invited to join this group, who have become old friends. Details as to location and time TBA.


Breaking News

Released in 2019!

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 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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