The Edison Effect

The Edison Effect

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Inventor Thomas Alva Edison is also a ruthless businessman, intent on furthering his patents and General Electric and beating rivals like Nikola Tesla and Westinghouse. Edison has agents in place in Seattle but he's come himself in pursuit of a mysterious invention lost in 1901 in Elliott Bay. When Edison asks for information, few refuse. But not University of Washington Professor Benjamin Bradshaw who's earned a reputation as a private investigator where science--electricity--is concerned. Bradshaw hopes that the lost device, one conceived in anger by an anarchist and harnessed for murder, will elude Edison's hired divers. _x000D_Soon, one December morning, 1903, the Bon Marché's Department Store electrician is found dead in the Men's Wear Window clutching a festoon of Edison's new holiday lights. Bradshaw believes Edison had set a dangerous game in motion. Motives multiply as the dead man's secrets surface alongside rivalries at the Bon Marché. Bradshaw, his sleuthing partner Henry Pratt, and the Seattle PD's Detective O'Brien pursue leads, but none spark Bradshaw's intuition. His heart is not in the investigation but in a courtship that will force him to defy his Catholic faith or lose his beloved, Missouri. Then a crossroads in the case forces him to face his personal fears and his first professional failure. Whatever the outcomes, his life is about to change.... _x000D_
Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781464202506
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY PAJER 2014
Characteristics: 246 pages ; 23 cm


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Feb 21, 2015

Edison Effect and all the books conforming the Professor Bradshaw mystery series are full of incredible scenarios, basic electric theory, 1900's scientific inventions, and complex events strategically linked one another to create an atmosphere of suspense that will completely stick you to the history from the beginning to the end. Besides, Pajer establishes an excellent criticism about the Christianity and social rules of the period with a very smooth and sweet love scent.


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