Readings, Signings and NEW RELEASES...

NEWS of 2011...

The eigthth Inspector Green novel Beautiful Lie the Dead was released in bookstores across Canada and the US in late 2010, as well as online and in some ebook formats. The book has received numerous fine reviews, including one from Margaret Cannon of the Globe and Mail, who says "Fradkin shines in this latest." and another from Don Graves of the Hamilton Spectator, who calls it "one of the finest novels he's read this year."

Beautiful Lie the Dead is about the power and perils of love, and naturally someone dies. Check it out on the Inspector Green page or read an excerpt.

April 2011 saw the release of The Fall Guy, the first book in what is the first in a brand new series from Orca Books, under their Rapid Reads Imprint. These are entertaining, easy-to-read books suitable for people who want short, fast-paced stories or for those who face English as a second language or literacy challenges. The Fall Guy features Cedric O'Toole, handyman, junk collector and self-styled inventor who finds himself facing a manslaughter charge.

Barbara is now hard at work on two new books: Evil Behind that Door, the next Cedric O'Toole book due out in Fall 2012, and The Whisper of Legends, Inspector Green's next case which is due out in Spring 2013.

In the meantime, however, she has several Fall 2011 appearances lined up. Here is the schedule so far, but stay tuned for updates.

Oct. 15
Thousand Islands Writers Festival 2-4 p.m. Barbara is delighted to be participating in this year's Thousand Islands Writers' Festival, which celebrates writing in all its forms and offers much more than mystery. Barbara is sharing an afternoon of readings with Maureen Jennings of Detective Murdoch fame. Location: Brockville Courthouse. For details check out theThousand Islands Writers Festival.
Oct. 20
Tweed Public Library 7 - 9 p.m. Barbara hits Highway 7 west with Mary Jane Maffini and RJ Harlick for an evening of readings, mayhem and mystery chat at the brand new library in Tweed, a beautiful Valley town full of history and heritage. It is is only a short drive through Eastern Ontario from her cottage on Sharbot Lake. Everyone welcome and bring your friends. Books will be for sale. Thanks to Cathy Anderson for inviting us!
Oct. 22
A Day to Kill 9 am - 4:30 p.m. Capital Crime Writers joins forces with the Ottawa Public Library to celebrate Ottawa's wonderful collection of crime writers in a day of panels, readings and workshops. Barbara is delighted to be participating in two panels, one kicking off the morning and the other closing the afternoon. The latter is called "Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n Roll", in which she will have to read a sex scene! The day includes a catered lunch and books for sale. The event is free, at the Metcalfe Main Branch. What a deal.