Fradkin, Barbara

Barbara FradkinBarbara Fradkin

Barbara Fradkin (n,e Currie) was born in Montreal and attended McGill and the Universities of Toronto and Ottawa, where she obtained her PhD in clinical psychology. Her work as a child psychologist provides ample inspiration for plotting murders, and she recently retired from practice to spend more time with her pen and her fertile imagination.

Her dark short stories haunt numerous magazines and anthologies, including Storyteller Magazine, and the Ladies Killing Circle and New Canadian Noir anthologies. However, she is best known for her award-winning detective series, featuring the exasperating, quixotic Ottawa Police Inspector Michael Green whose passion for justice and love of the hunt often interferes with family, friends, and police protocol.

An active member of Canada's writing community, Barbara served as president of Crime Writers of Canada (20042005). She lives in Ottawa and is currently working on the seventh novel in the Inspector Green series.

 

Selected Bibliography:
Inspector Green Mystery Series:
Do or Die. Toronto: RendezVous Crime, 2000
Once Upon a Time. Toronto: RendezVous Crime, 2002
Mist Walker . Toronto: RendezVous Crime, 2003
Fifth Son. Toronto: RendezVous Crime, 2004
Honour Among Men. Toronto: RendezVous Crime, 2006
Dream Chasers. Toronto: RendezVous Crime, 2007

Short stories:
"Spoils of War" in When Boomers Go Bad, edited byJ. Boswell, S. Pike, and L.Wiken. Toronto: RendezVous Crime, 2005
"Voices from the Deep" in Dead in the Water, edited by T. Greenwood and V. Malan. Toronto: RendezVous Crime, 2006
"Roads to Redemption" in Locked Up, edited by S. Pike. Ottawa: Deadlock Press, 2007

 

Awards:

Winner, Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel, 2007, for Honour Among Men
Nominated, Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story, 2007, for "Voices from the Deep"
Winner, Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel, 2005, for Fifth Son
Nominated, Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel, 2003, for Once Upon a Time
Nominated, Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story, 2003, for “ Timber Town Justice”
Nominated, Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story, 2002, for “Double Trouble”
Nominated, Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story, 2002, for “Coup de Grace”
Prize-winner, Storyteller Magazine’s Great Canadian Short Story Contest, 1998, for “Brandemoor”
Prize-winner, Storyteller Magazine’s Great Canadian Short Story Contest, 2002, for “Timber Town Justice”

 

 

Web site:
www.barbarafradkin.com  

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