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Fifth Son (Inspector Green Mystery #4)

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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
Paperback, 304 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Napolean and Co
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I don't know if I would rate this as the best in this series, so far,because they all been pretty darned good but it sure must rank right up near the top. It is obvious why this book won the Arthur Ellis award for Best Novel. If the story has any faults at all it is that there are a lot of characters and sub-plots woven in and it sometimes was hard to keep track of who's who and what's happening but that's another of Barbara's famous attributes - the ability to bring all these sub-plots together...more
FIFTH SON (Police Procedural-Ottawa, Canada-Cont) – Okay
Fradkin, Barbara – 4th in series
Rendezvous Press, 2004- Trade Paperback
Inspector Michael Green decides to go for a ride along with Sergeant Brian Sullivan to Ashford Landing where a man has been found dead at the bottom of a church tower. The death is a suspected suicide, but Green isn’t so certain. The body is, at first, unidentified but later believed to be one of the Pettigrew boys, a strange, dysfunctional family who used to live on a f...more
An engrossing mystery, fourth in the Inspector Green series, again a case where events in the past affect the present. Main elements are a seemingly cursed rural Ottawa family and a developmentally delayed boy who may have witnessed a man's fall from a church tower. But was it an accident, suicide or murder?
Maureen Coyne
Inspector Green goes to the country accompanied by Sullivan. Great read.
Canadien mystery -set in Ottowa. Good writing
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Barbara Fradkin (nee Currie) was born in Montreal. She earned a B.A. from McGill University, an M.A. from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Ottawa. Her series of mystery novels feature Ottawa Police Inspector Michael Green. Fradkin works as a child psychologist and lives in Ottawa.

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