BARBARA FRADKIN           Mystery Writer

Upcoming Events in 2019

Barbara is very excited about her new series featuring  thirty-something Amanda Doucette, an international aid worker who, even while on leave recovering in Canada, can't leave the struggles of innocent people behind.


The first three books in the series have received numerous stellar reviews and she is now hard at work on the fourth, which continues the trend of travelling across the country. The Ancient Dead is set in the Alberta badlands and is due for release in 2020.


A number of events have already been scheduled for this spring 2019, but stay tuned for more as the country emerges from hibernation and celebrates the warm days of summer.





March 28-31

A Whale of a Crime: Left Coast Crime in Vancouver. Left coast Crime is one of Barbara's favourite mystery conferences, and she has met many new friends, fellow writers, readers, and book lovers over the years. She's delighted that it is being hosted by Vancouver this year, and she looks forward to participating in panels and possibly author speed dating as well as hanging out at the bar or on a patio by the ocean! Check out the website for details.


April 2-7

ImagiNation Writers Festival, Quebec City. Barbara is delighted to be invited to participate in this year's English language literary festival in beautiful Quebec City. She will be joining two other renowned crime authors, Maureen Jennings and Trevor Ferguson, on the evening of April 6 for a meeting of criminal minds as part of the writers festival lineup. Stay tuned for more details as the schedule is posted.


April 12

Clarence-Rockland Public Library: An evening with an author. Barbara is honoured to be invited to the library as part of their series recognizing "great Canadian female authors". It's an informal discussion on the challenges, joys, and perspectives of writing crime as a woman. Everyone is welcome! 2-1525 avenue du parc, Rockland (a lovely drive along the river east of Ottawa).


April 13

Perfect Books Looking for a mystery? Ottawa's terrific independent bookstore, aptly names Perfect Books, is hosting a day of crime, and Barbara is joining a steller lineup of local talent. Her time slot is 12 - 2 pm. Come on down and check us out. Elgin Street, Ottawa.


April 25

Ottawa Public Library, Carlingwood branch: Mysteries in the Hood: where the bodies are buried. Barbara joins friend and fellow Kitchissippi crime writer Brenda Chapman for an entertaining conversation about the joys of writing local. A free event, everyone welcome! 7 pm. 


May 3

OPERA. Barbara is delighted to be invited to speak at the annual author presentation of the Ottawa Public Educators Retirees Association about incorporating the many city communities into her Inspector Green series. 10am - 12 pm at the Confederation Learning Centre, Woodroffe and Hunt Club Rd.


May 26

Friends of the Rideau Lakes Library. Barbara is delighted to be invited with three other authors to support the Friends of the Rideau Lakes Library as part of an afternoon with authors. Everyone is welcome! 441 Highway 15, South Ward Complex, Lombardy. 2 p.m.


June 4

.Parry Sound, ON. Parry Sound Books and the Trestle Brewing Company are joining forces for an innovative evening of beer, books, and burgers. Barbara is delighted to be the invited guest and looks forward to spending more time in this gorgeous town on the shores of Georgian Bay, where Prisoners of Hope is set. 

Breaking News

Just out and on sale now! 

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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