Barbara Fradkin is a retired psychologist who is fascinated with why people turn bad. She has written numerous short stories and novellas as well as the critically acclaimed Inspector Green novels. Two of these, Fifth Son and Honour Among Men, have won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel. She is also the author of Fire in the Stars, the first book in the Amanda Doucette Mysteries. She lives in Ottawa.
None So Blind
Did Inspector Green put the wrong man behind bars?
Twenty years ago, a raw and impressionable Detective Michael Green helped convict a young professor for the murder of an attractive co-ed. From behind bars, the man continued to hound Green with letters protesting his innocence. Shortly after being paroled, he is found dead. Is it suicide? Revenge? Or had Green made the biggest mistake of his career â€” a mistake which cost an innocent man his liberty and ultimately his life? To determine the truth, Green is forced to re-examine old evidence and open up old wounds to stare down a far greater evil hiding in plain sight.
Nominated for the 2015 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel
. . . individual authors like Louise Penny, Peter Robinson, Barbara Fradkin, Maureen Jennings, and Gail Bowen cast big long shadows with respect to police procedurals, historical mysteries, and amateur sleuths.
With the 10th novel in her Inspector Green mystery series, Ottawa writer Barbara Fradkin demonstrates just why two of the earlier instalments have been awarded the Arthur Ellis from the Crime Writers of Canada. None So Blind is a thoughtful, well-written mystery that challenges readerly expectations while embracing the tropes of the genre wholeheartedly.
None So Blind is a thoughtful, well-written mystery that challenges readerly expectations while embracing the tropes of the genre wholeheartedly.
[S]uspenseful and engaging . . .
[P]erhaps Fradkin might eventually do for Ottawa what Rankin did for Edinburgh.
The Inspector Green novels form one of the longest-running and most successful series in Canadian crime fiction, and for good reason. With each book Fradkin becomes a stronger writer, deftly exploring complex moral issues within the context of a compelling tale. A fine, layered police procedural that reveals how some people are not always what they seem, and how others change with time, None So Blind is Fradkinâ€™s finest work to date.
Some series begin to sag when they hit book 10, but Barbara Fradkinâ€™s latest Inspector Green installment isnâ€™t one of them. Two-time Arthur Ellis Award winner Fradkin serves up a superb plot as Green revisits an old cold case.
This award-winning series provides psychological insight into crime and its impact on our lives.
In a modern crime fiction universe in which protagonists are expected to have weaknesses as well as strengths and to portray a full range of human characteristics, Barbara Fradkinâ€™s Inspector Michael Green has always been among the most, well, human.