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The Edison Effect: A Professor Bradshaw Mystery

The Edison Effect A Professor Bradshaw Mystery 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 Se

  • Title: The Edison Effect: A Professor Bradshaw Mystery
  • Author: Bernadette Pajer
  • ISBN: 9781464202520
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 PInventor 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 Soon, one December morning, 1903, the Bon March 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 March 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.

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    1. Bernadette Pajer’s historical fiction is filled with known and obscure historical fiction that make reading her Professor Bradshaw series enjoyable. The famous Thomas Alva Edison makes an appearance early in the book and lends substantial tension to the story as it unfolds. I wonder how many people know that Edison “was a ruthless businessman, intent on furthering his patents and General Electric and beating rivals like Nikola Tesla and Westinghouse.” I have to admit that I did not know th [...]

    2. I enjoyed The Edison Effect, set in 1903 Seattle, from first page to last. Bradshaw is just the type of character I like: flawed, extremely intelligent, principled, and brave. I love watching how his mind works when he's tinkering with his inventions or when he's trying to deduce how electricity plays a part in murder. But Pajer's series isn't merely a gadgets and gizmos treat for the technically intrigued; there's plenty of interaction with other people like his young son, his housekeeper-- and [...]

    3. The fourth Professor Bradshaw Mystery by Bernadette Pajer, "The Edison Effect" continues to be as captivating as the rest.An electrical invention, lost in the first book, returns like Chekhov's gun as it's hotly pursued by Edison and other fortune seekers. At first Bradshaw refuses to assist in the search, but is dragged out of his peaceful life by the discovery of a body in the Bon Marché's window display. At the same time he is distracted by echoes of a family tragedy and the hope for a forbi [...]

    4. A dead man in the shop window, killed with a flick of electricity while stringing Thomas Edison's new holiday lights. Professor Bradshaw is at it again: he is in the midst of solving a crime involving electricity. This time actually getting to meet his childhood idol, Thomas Edison. And this means he catches the attention of Edison's arch-enemy, alternating current advocate Nicholas Tesla, as well. Professor Bradshaw takes copious notes, and uses his intuition to understand motives. He also has [...]

    5. I won this book from a good reads giveaway. It is the first book that I have read from Bernadette Pajar, and she has gained a new fan. I love how all the characters seem like actual people, we have all read books and thought " no one is like that", this is not an issue in this book. I also love the little snippets of history that she puts in her series.

    6. This is a significant improvement on the last book in the series with a good mystery blended in with some fascinating history of technology.opionator.wordpress/2014/0

    7. The Edison Effect: Bernadette PajerWhen we think about electricity, the light bulb, the phonograph or anything involving electrics we immediate think Thomas Edison. Edison was a brilliant inventor and when he enters the office of electrical engineering Professor Benjamin Bradshaw the electricity that he emanates is far stronger than any of his inventions. The setting is Seattle and year 1903 as Edison wants Bradshaw to turn over what he has learned or knows about an invention created by the prof [...]

    8. I received a free kindle copy of The Edison Effect, A Professor Bradshaw Mystery by Bernadette Pajer, published by Poisoned Pen Press, Discover Mystery from NetGalley in exchange for fair review. I gave it three stars, only because it was a slow starter for the first third of the book.The Edison Effect takes place in Seattle in 1903 when he arrives to look for a lost invention. Professor Benjamin Bradshaw is touched because Edison files a lawsuit for infringement of invention. There are many eve [...]

    9. Professor Benjamin Bradshaw is back in Pajer’s fourth book in her popular mystery series. The Edison Effect is set in Seattle Washington, during the 1903 Christmas Season. Not many of us remember Christmas trees without lights on them. I am of a certain age that used to have big lights on the tree that got so hot you could only leave them on for a short time. Now we can choose LED lights, strings of one color, twinkling, dripping and flashing lights.In the early 1900’s Edison was just introd [...]

    10. Bernadette Pajer continues to charm readers with The Edison Effect, #4 in her Professor Benjamin Bradshaw mysteries set in early 1900s Seattle. The Christmas season is rapidly approaching and department stores are gearing up with the latest holiday decorationscluding Thomas Edison's new stringed holiday lights. But the festive colored bulbs aren't the only evidence of Edison's presence in Seattle. Edison, a ruthless business man who seeks control of every electrical patent he can get his hands o [...]

    11. Bernadette Pajer in her new book, “The Edison Effect” Book Four in the A Professor Bradshaw Mystery series published by Poisoned Pen Press gives us another adventure with Professor Bradshaw.From the back cover: 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 E [...]

    12. Bernadette Pajer’s historical fiction is filled with known and obscure historical fiction that make reading her Professor Bradshaw series enjoyable. The famous Thomas Alva Edison makes an appearance early in the book and lends substantial tension to the story as it unfolds. I wonder how many people know that Edison “was a ruthless businessman, intent on furthering his patents and General Electric and beating rivals like Nikola Tesla and Westinghouse.” I have to admit that I did not know th [...]

    13. Another winning entry in the Professor Bradshaw Mystery series by Bernadette Pajer. Her curious and somewhat befuddled electrical engineer and the quaint, young city by the sea are charming companions.In these books, early Seattle is it's own character and this book keeps it interesting and alive. We're even introduced into some of the seedier neighborhoods and their denizens, without it quite becoming turn of the 20th century noir.This story starts with a quite simple mystery. Who electrocuted [...]

    14. The fourth book in the Professor Bradshaw series finds Bradshaw drawn in to a search for the mysterious device created by Oscar Daulton, the would be assassin from the first Bradshaw mystery. Thomas Edison is searching for the box that he hopes will become another valuable device & patent in his ruthless climb to the top in the ever emerging electric business. Initially, Bradshaw wants no part in the search for what he considers an evil device, but when an electrician is found dead clutching [...]

    15. My favorite part of Bernadette Pajer's The Edison Effect was its historical setting. We are so used to electricity! It was fascinating to enter a world in which electrical power was a chancy thing, and also a marvel.The Edison Effect is a solid mystery novel, with good characterization and plotting. I'm sure some of the plot elements that referenced previous novels would have been more meaningful had I read them, but the context explained what needed explanation, so one could definitely start he [...]

    16. Fun to read while in Seattle in the pre-Christmas season. Like The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, I wonder what non-Seattleites think. I heard Bernadette Pajer talk about the painstaking research she does to ensure historical accuracy. If she says the streetcar stopped on Pike in December 1905, it did.

    17. This is a great series, especially if you enjoy historical mysteries. Unfortunately, there are only four of them--this is the last in the short series. The books are set in Seattle in 1900, when electricity was still very much a mysterious force. Professor Bradshaw is an expert in electricity, and gets involved in cases of murder when his expertise in this new frontier of electrical technology is involved. Steampunk fans would enjoy these also, I expect.

    18. The murder of a store electrician has Professor Bradshaw helping the police solve the crime. His expertise in electricity helps lead to solving the crime. It brings up a search for a device that one of his students had invented that lots of people wanted. Does not put a good light on Thomas Edison. Lots of suspects to wade thru. The professor overcomes his fear of diving and has to do some serious thinking about his relationship with Missouri.

    19. After a very good third installment we're, unfortunately, back where we started; propelled by electricity alone and by character not at all. You're untouched by the murders and the plot The plot Oh, who cares?! Even though I finished the book less than 24 hours ago, I can't for my life remember who did the deeds or why. 2 measly stars on account of uninterested out of my skull-amnesia. (Being a binge buyer, it's a good thing the series was short.)

    20. I received this book from the First Read giveaway listed by Poison Pen Press.I have not read any of the other Professor Bradshaw books by Bernadette Pajer, but The Edison Effect has me wanting more! It was a good read. I recommend it if you enjoy historical fictions with some added mystery!

    21. Best one yet! The observatory at the UW is a favorite place of mine, so I especially enjoyed its connection.

    22. As a native of Seattle, I really enjoy the historical reconstruction of life in the city presented in this series of novels. The wealth of detail makes them very convincing.

    23. I hate not finishing murder mysteries, but this one is horrible. I read the earlier ones. This book is a bunch of rehashing and angst.

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