The Edison Effect
A Professor Bradshaw Mystery
The Professor Bradshaw Mysteries: Book #4
When Thomas Alva Edison asks for information, most feelcompelled to give it. Not University of Washington professor Benjamin Bradshaw.Not when the question concerns a device conceived in anger and harnessed formurder. Bradshaw hopes the mysterious invention remains lost in Elliott Bay,eluding the search of deep-sea divers. But when, on a cold December morning in1903, an electrician is found dead in the men’s wear window of Seattle’s BonMarché clutching a festoon of Edison’s holiday lights, Bradshaw suspects adangerous game has been set in motion. Greed, passion, silence? Motivesmultiply as the dead man’s secrets come to light.
Bradshaw and his investigative partner Henry Pratt joinSeattle police detective James O’Brien to narrow suspects, but Bradshaw’s intuitionfails him. His heart is elsewhere, his attention distracted by the dilemma ofloving a woman he cannot marry without defying his faith. With Christmas fastapproaching, the pressure mounts, as does Bradshaw’s dread that this will behis first unsolved case. With no other option, he does the unthinkable andprepares to face his greatest fears. Whatever the outcome, there will be nogoing back.
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