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Fifth Son
An Inspector Green Mystery
2nd edition
By (author): Barbara Fradkin
Barbara Fradkin


Dundurn Press - Toronto



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


General Trade
Sep 06, 2022
$21.99 CAD


8in x 5 x 1 in | 260 gr

Page Count:

324 pages
Dundurn Press
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Crime and mystery: police procedural|Canadian English|Early 21st century c 2000 to c 2050
Crime Writers of Canada Award for Best Crime Novel 2005, Winner

In the fourth book in this gripping series — which won a Crime Writers of Canada award — Inspector Green probes for family secrets that someone wants to keep buried...no 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.

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

  • NEW PAPERBACK REISSUE: Dundurn is reissuing the first five novels in the Inspector Green police procedural mystery series in trade paperback (formerly in mass market size)
  • New cover designs match the look of the later books in the 13-book series following exasperating, impetuous Ottawa police homicide detective Inspector Michael Green
  • The series is perfect for fans of Louise Penny or Michael Connelly
  • Author is a former psychologist who brings a deep knowledge of human motivation to her characters that makes for a riveting, character-driven classic police procedurals light on violence and high on emotional depth

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

  • Paperback reissues: updated 5x8" trade paperbacks with new cover designs to match series look — books #1–5 available in Sept. 2022
  • Social media campaign targeting mystery readers and fans of Louise Penny
  • Newsletter campaign to consumers, librarians, and booksellers
  • Publicity campaign to targeted to mystery media and influencers
  • Representation at trade shows and library conferences
  • First in series giveaways
  • Bookbub first in series promotion
  • Series hashtag: #InspectorGreenMystery
  • Author Website: barbarafradkin.com
  • Author Twitter: @BarbaraFradkin

For more information contact
[email protected]

One exceptional mystery, with even more complex characters and tighter plotting. Fradkin’s forte is the emotional cost of crime. - Ottawa Citizen

All works beautifully right up to the twist at the end. The Inspector Green series gets better with every book. - Globe and Mail

A character-driven psychological thriller that’s a page turner from page one. - Midwest Book Review

One of the longest-running and most successful series in Canadian crime fiction, and for good reason. - Ottawa Review of Books

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