Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Recommended Reading: Honour Among Men by Barbara Fradkin

Share |
Recommended Reading: Honour Among Men by Barbara Fradkin

Rendezvous Press, 2006

From the catalogue:
Inspector Green is coping with an office job, still eager to get back into the day-to-day fray of policing. His chance comes when an unidentified woman is drowned in the Ottawa River. In her possession is a Medal for Bravery from a peacekeeping mission.

As Green and his team dig deeper into the military past, Green finds himself sucked not only into the murky past of a peacekeeping unit but into the high-stakes present of a federal election race. What crime was committed in Yugoslavia more than a decade ago? Is someone still killing to prevent that secret from coming to light? And does the diary of a dead soldier hold the key?

About the author:
Barbara Fradkin was born in Montreal and attended McGill, the University of Toronto and the University of Ottawa, where she obtained her PhD in psychology. Her work as a child psychologist has provided ample inspiration and insight for plotting murders, and she recently left full-time practice in order to be able to devote more time to writing.

Barbara has an affinity for the dark side, and her compelling short stories haunt several anthologies and magazines, including Storyteller, Canada’s Short Story Magazine, Iced (Insomniac Press, 2001), and the Ladies Killing Circle anthologies, including Fit to Die, Bone Dance and When Boomers Go Bad, published by RendezVous Press.

Her detective series features the exasperating, infuriating Ottawa Inspector Michael Green, whose love of the hunt often interferes with family, friends and police protocol. The four novels in the series are Do or Die (2000), Once Upon a Time (2002), Mist Walker (2003), and Fifth Son (Fall 2004). Once Upon a Time was nominated for Best Novel at the prestigious Arthur Ellis Awards, Canada’s top crime writing awards, and her latest title, Fifth Son won this prestigious award in 2005. The fifth in the series, Honour Among Men, (2006), repeated the honour, the only time that consecutive novels by the same author have won the award. The latest Green novel, Dream Chasers, was published in the fall of 2007.

An active member of Canada’s crime writing community, Barbara is the past president of the Crime Writers of Canada and is on the executive of the Ottawa chapter of Sisters in Crime. She resides in Ottawa with assorted pets and children, and in her spare time she enjoys outdoor activities and travelling.

Go to the RendezVous Press website to read more about Honour Among Men