Monday, March 28, 2016

First in a Series- Do or Die by Barbara Fradkin

Happy Monday! This weeks First in a Series is Do or Die (An Inspector Green Mystery) by Barbara Fradkin . Leave a comment and e-mail for a chance to win. You will have until Thursday and then the winner will be announced.








Series: An Inspector Green Mystery (Book 1)
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Napoleon and Co; 1st edition (October 1, 2000)
Language: English


Ottawa Homicide Inspector Michael Green is absolutely obsessed with his job, a condition which has almost ruined his marriage several times. When the biggest case of his career comes up, his position, his relationships and several lives are put into grave danger. A young graduate student and scion of a rich family is found expertly stabbed in the stacks of a university library, but no one seems to have the slightest idea why. But as Green probes into the circumstances of the young man’s life, a tangled web of jealousy and intrigue is revealed. Green finds himself in the middle of a rivalry in the delicate arena of university politics, where gigantic egos regularly collide. Was it the diligent but socially inept researcher, or the macho ladies-man golden boy of the laboratory? Or was it a crime of passion involving the over-protective family of his beautiful new girlfriend? When the murderer strikes again, Green realizes that he must waste no time in solving the case, no matter what the consequences may be.




About the Author:





Barbara Fradkin (nee Currie) was born in Montreal and obtained her B.A. at McGill University and M.A. at the University of Toronto, before moving to Ottawa to work and raise a family. A few years later she returned to the University of Ottawa for her PhD in clinical psychology, and after more than twenty-five years as a child psychologist, she retired in order to devote more time to her first passion, writing.


13 comments:

  1. Hi Shelley, I'd love to read this book set in Ottawa!

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  2. Shelley....I would be honoured and pleased as punch to win Barbara Fradkin's "Do or Die". She is on my TBR pile since running into her at Prose in the Park in Ottawa spring of 2015.

    mommy_to_zoe@hotmail.com

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  3. I would like to give this a try. It's a like different than what I normally go for.

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      bwilhoite87@gmail.com

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  4. Do or Die sounds intriguing and unique. I was born in Mtl. and know Ottawa very well. The author sounds very talented. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. The plot and the setting are fascinating and captivating. Many thanks for this great feature and giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. I'd love to read a mystery set in Ottawa. And get started on a series right at the beginning. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  7. Nancy R in Ottawa - I have read and loved all of Barbara's Inspector Green series. Good luck to other commenters ..... if you don't win a copy of "Do or Die," then find a copy at a bookstore or online and start on a journey through all Barbara's wonderful books.

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  8. New to me author, would love to read. Sounds like an amazing read.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. This is a new to me series and it sounds great! Thanks for the introduction!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  10. I have enjoyed both posts introducing us to Barbara! She is a new to me mystery author, that I think I'd like to read! Thanks for the chance to win!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Winner is Mommytozoe!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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    1. Thank you! I am squiriming at my desk with
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