Fifth Son - Dundurn

Fifth Son

An Inspector Green Mystery

Published September 2022


Winner of the Crime Writers of Canada Award for Best Crime Novel

Inspector Green probes for family secrets that someone wants to keep matter the cost.

Accident or suicide? That’s the simple question put to Inspector Michael Green when a derelict stranger falls to his death from an abandoned church tower in a quiet river village at the edge of his jurisdiction. But when the victim turns out be a long lost son of a local farm family cursed in recent years by tragedy, madness and death, Green begins to suspect something far more sinister is at work. Probing the family’s past, he uncovers a toxic mix of rigid fundamentalism, teenage rebellion and a family secret so horrific that twenty years later, someone is still desperate to prevent the truth from coming to light.



Barbara Fradkin

Barbara Fradkin is a retired psychologist who is fascinated with why people turn bad. She is the author of the Amanda Doucette series and the critically acclaimed Inspector Green novels. She lives in Ottawa.

Book Details

September 2022
324 pp
September 2022
324 pp
September 2022
5x8 in
324 pp