Inspector Green is the protagonist in a series of mystery novels by Canadian novelist Barbara Fradkin. Inspector Michael Green is an Ottawa police inspector who has a passion for justice and loves his work, which conflicts with his family, friends and police protocol. Although based in Ottawa, cases can take Inspector Green to places like Halifax, Montreal, Gananoque, and even the Northwest Territories.

Barbara Fradkin began her Inspector Green series with Do or Die in 2000. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Barbara Fradkin’s Inspector Green books in order of when they were originally published (which is the same as their chronological order):

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Publication Order of Inspector Green Mystery Books

Do or Die(2000)Description / Buy at
Once Upon A Time(2001)Description / Buy at
Mist Walker(2003)Description / Buy at
Fifth Son(2004)Description / Buy at
Honour Among Men(2006)Description / Buy at
Dream Chasers(2007)Description / Buy at
This Thing of Darkness(2009)Description / Buy at
Beautiful Lie the Dead(2010)Description / Buy at
The Whisper of Legends(2012)Description / Buy at
None So Blind(2014)Description / Buy at
The Devil to Pay(2021)Description / Buy at

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Barbara Fradkin Synopses: Do or Die is the first Inspector Green novel by Barbara Fradkin. Ottawa Homicide Inspector Michael Green is obsessed with his job, a condition which has put his marriage at risk multiple times. A young student and scion of a rich family is found expertly stabbed in the stacks of a university library, and Green realizes that he must waste no time solving the case, regardless of the consequences.

Once Upon a Time by Barbara Fradkin is the second Inspector Green book. When an old man dies a seemingly natural death in a parking lot, only Inspector Michael Green finds it suspicious. A search of his house turns up an old toolbox with a hidden compartment containing a German ID card from World War II. Was the victim a Jewish camp survivor or a Nazi soldier trying to escape imprisonment?

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