Fatal Induction Book Description
A Professor Bradshaw Mystery
Seattle, 1901. The race to win an electrical competition incites Professor of Electrical Engineering Benjamin Bradshaw’s obsession for invention in the second entry this exciting historical series. The contest winner’s telephonic system will deliver music from the Seattle Grand Theater to homes throughout the city, and Bradshaw is confident he can win.
The contest is in full swing when President McKinley is assassinated, casting Bradshaw and the entire nation into shock. Then Bradshaw uncovers a crime closer to home: a gypsy peddler’s cart is suddenly abandoned behind his house. What happened to the father and child who lived in this cart? When Bradshaw discovers the peddler’s child may have witnessed a murder, he follows the girl’s trail, 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 whom to trust. Each step of his investigation entangles him deeper in crime and corruption until he realizes that to save the child, he must transform his contest entry into a trap to catch a killer and to protect his own household.
Bradshaw’s electrical forensic and investigative skills, combined with a keen understanding of human nature, bring the Seattle police—and murder—to his doorstep during the social and scientific turmoil of the early twentieth century. (Amazon)
The first indication that Professor Benjamin Bradshaw’s life was about to plunge again into chaos appeared in the form of a flatulent horse eating Mrs Prouty’s broad beans over the garden fence, its huge teeth tugging greedily at the vines. Bradshaw knew wrath was sure to follow, but he felt a certain guilty pleasure in seeing the beans disappear. (Page 1 )
The title of this book really appealed to the ‘word geek’ in me when it was offered to me for review – isn’t it great!
It is the second title in Bernadette Pajer’s Professor Bradshaw Mystery Series. The fact that I have not read the first novel, A Spark of Death, is not hampering my enjoyment so far.
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