This Thing of Darkness

This Thing of Darkness

eBook - 2009
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An old man is found beaten to death on a street corner in Ottawa's Byward Market. Initially, the killing appears to be a mugging gone wrong. However, the mystery deepens when the victim is identified as a retired psychiatrist.
Publisher: Toronto : RendezVous Crime, 2009
ISBN: 9781926607146
1926607147
Characteristics: 1 online resource (344 p.)

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gloryb
Apr 01, 2014

Very good mystery. Suitable for teens. The story involves gangs, a disinherited son, a schizophrenic young woman, and her Jewish doctor who is murdered. Fradkin has a knack for throwing out many red herrings so that the reader doesn't know "whodun" it until the last pages. She also is very good at fleshing out characters with a detailed background, feelings, and motives. Now wonder Fradkin's novels have won awards.

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RedLeaf
Jan 12, 2013

The book, “This Thing of Darkness”, the seventh Inspector Green story, is centred around the beating to death of a retired Jewish psychiatrist in Ottawa’s Byward Market area. Inspector Green is now by rank and responsibility elevated above police field work but can’t help himself being involved in the case to the continuing irritation of the officer running the day-to-day operation. The suspects and the plot twists makes the reader stay tuned to the story as the case unwinds. The police team receives setbacks along the way as evidence fails to link up suspects to the crime and also as the work itself takes its toll. The finale leaves the reader left to consider what they might have done faced with similar morale choices.

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nhoj
Jun 09, 2011

Read while in the UK. Another enjoyable Insp. Green. This time about an old man beaten to death on the streets of Ottawa and Green has to find out who and why.

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