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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.

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Fatal Induction
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The 2nd Professor Bradshaw novel, great read!
February 12th, 2015
The second instalment in the Professor Bradshaw series continues the tales of the Professor in 1901 in Seattle. The McKinley shooting, the abandonment of a gypsy carriage & the disappearance of a tonic maker form the basis of the tale that has Bradshaw participating and inventing at an electrical contest at the Grand Theatre. Eventually Bradshaw becomes embroiled in a murder investigation where no one can be trusted. An interesting & enjoyable read!
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