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The Devil to Pay
An Inspector Green Mystery
By (author): Barbara Fradkin
Barbara Fradkin


Dundurn Press - Toronto



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Paperback , Trade


General Trade
Oct 19, 2021
$19.99 CAD


8in x 5 x 1 in | 330 gr

Page Count:

408 pages
Dundurn Press
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Crime and mystery: police procedural
Impetuous, exasperating Ottawa Police Inspector Michael Green returns and unwittingly puts his daughter, a rookie patrol officer, in the line of fire.

Sidelined to administrative duties, Inspector Michael Green misses the thrill of the chase. So when his daughter Hannah, now a rookie patrol officer, responds to a 911 call about a domestic disturbance in a wealthy suburban neighbourhood, he is intrigued. Both husband and wife deny a problem and, despite Hannah’s doubts, no further police action is taken, but Green encourages her to dig deeper on her own. When the husband disappears and his car is found at the airport, the police conclude he is simply fleeing an unhappy home, a floundering law practice, and a mountain of debt. Until a body is discovered.

While Green’s old friend Brian Sullivan investigates the victim’s work and family, Hannah is haunted by fear that her actions precipitated the murder. On her own time, she begins to dig into questions that linger at the periphery of the case. What has happened to the family dog, which disappeared the same night as the husband? And who is the odd, solitary young Ph.D. student who was researching ducks near the murder site? Her relentless search for answers leads her into the countryside, straight into the path of danger. And another body.

Story setting: Ottawa

  • A classic police procedural for readers of Louise Penny, Peter Robinson, and Gail Bowen
  • Eleventh novel in the popular Inspector Green series featuring a passionate, fallible, and complex sleuth on the Ottawa police force
  • Series has earned rave reviews: “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 Fradkin’s Inspector Michael Green has always been among the most, well, human.” (London Free Press)
  • Author is a two-time winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel and a psychologist who combines her professional insights to create compelling, believable mysteries

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.

  • Consumer, trade, and wholesaler advertising campaign
  • Social media campaign targeting mystery readers
  • Newsletter campaign to consumers, librarians, and booksellers
  • Publicity campaign to targeted to mystery media and influencers
  • Representation at trade shows and library conferences
  • Digital galley available: NetGalley, Edelweiss, Catalist
  • Goodreads giveaway
  • Series hashtag: #InspectorGreenMystery
  • Author Website: barbarafradkin.com
  • Author Twitter: @BarbaraFradkin

For more information contact
Kristina Jagger, [email protected]

Fans of character-driven police procedurals will be satisfied. - Publishers Weekly

For those who like a solid classic mystery with added character, Inspector Green is perfect. - Globe and Mail

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 Fradkin’s Inspector Michael Green has always been among the most, well, human. - London Free Press

A fast-paced crime thriller [featuring] a breathtaking plot with so many twists and turns. - Bibliophileverse

Many fans will, no doubt, be delighted by the return of Inspector Green, now accompanied by his headstrong daughter Hannah, in a tale with a surprise ending.

- Ottawa Review of Books

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