Fatal Induction by Bernadette Pajer
A Professor Bradshaw Mystery (Professor Bradshaw Series)

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Seattle, 1901. The race to win an electrical competition incites Professor Bradshaw’s obsession for invention in this sequel to A SPARK OF DEATH. The winner’s telephonic system will deliver music of the Seattle Grand Theater to homes throughout the city, and Bradshaw is confident he can win. But a missing peddler and child divert him, while the assassination of President McKinley drops Bradshaw and the entire nation into shock.

When Bradshaw discovers the peddler’s child may have witnessed a murder, he follows her trail below Yesler Way, plunging into a seedy underworld of bars and brothels. Frustrated by the police department’s apathy and caught between power struggles, he doesn’t know who to trust. Each step of his investigation entangles him deeper in crime and corruption until he realizes that to save the peddler’s child, he must transform his contest entry into a trap to catch a killer.

The Professor Bradshaw Mystery Series features Benjamin Bradshaw, Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington. Bradshaw’s electrical forensic and investigative skills, combined with a keen understanding of human nature, bring the Seattle Police, and murder, frequently to his doorstep during the social and scientific turmoil of the early twentieth century.

About Bernadette Pajer

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Bernadette Pajer is a Seattle native and graduate of the University of Washington, Bothell. She lives in Monroe, WA with her husband and son.
Published May 6, 2012 by Poisoned Pen Press. 233 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Benjamin Bradshaw, Professor of Electrical Engineering, has moved to Seattle at the dawn of the 20th century to shield his young son from the stigma of his mother’s suicide.

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President McKinley’s assassination casts a pall over Pajer’s somewhat unfocused second mystery featuring electrical engineering professor Benjamin Bradshaw (after 2011’s A Spark of Death).

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Historical Novel Society

So, after reading Fatal Induction, second in a mystery series about Professor Benjamin Bradshaw, I’m anxious to pick up the first, A Spark of Death.

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Review: Professor Benjamin Bradshaw has a number of puzzles to ponder over, not the least of which is an abandoned horse and wagon outside his home, in Fatal Induction, the second mystery in this historical series set in early 20th century Seattle by Bernadette Pajer.

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I bet you will find something that will interest you wp.me/P2DwkQ-bv0 5 stars for a cleverly devised mystery set in PDX a must read for the tween reader in your family wp.me/p2DwkQ-cmT http://t.co/FN0NuUFC Fatal Induction is Northwest author Bernadette Pajer’s second story featuring Profe...

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