Barbara Fradkin

Barbara Fradkin is a child psychologist with a fascination for how we turn bad. Her compelling short stories haunt numerous magazines and anthologies, but she is best known for her two series of gritty, psychological detective novels, one featuring Ottawa Police Inspector Michael Green and the more recent one with foreign aid worker Amanda Doucette. Barbara won Arthur Ellis Best Novel Awards for both Fifth Son (2005) and Honour Among Men (2007). Barbara’s work as a school psychologist helping adolescents and younger children, many of whom struggled with reading, has also made her a strong advocate of programs that help to develop reading as a lifelong passion. She has written three Rapid Reads novels featuring a country handyman turned reluctant sleuth. For more information, please visit barbarafradkin.com.

Awards and Nominations
2013 Arthur Ellis Award nominee
2007 Arthur Ellis Award winner
2005 Arthur Ellis Award winner

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Evil Behind That Door Evil Behind That Door
Reading Level: 3.2
Pub Date: September 1, 2012
Price: $9.95
Handyman Cedric O'Toole sets out to uncover the chilling secret locked behind the boarded-up cellar door at the farmhouse of his old school nemesis.

Paperback: 9781459801004 $9.95

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The Fall Guy The Fall Guy
Reading Level: 4.0
Pub Date: April 1, 2011
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Handyman Cedric O'Toole is set up to take the fall for a murder he didn't commit. He'll need all his inventive powers to save himself.

Paperback: 9781554698356 $9.95

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The Night Thief The Night Thief
Reading Level: 3.2
Pub Date: April 1, 2015
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In this murder mystery, handyman Cedric O’Toole sets out to solve who is raiding his farm and becomes embroiled in a family tragedy.

Paperback: 9781459808669 $9.95

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