A Spark of Death

A Spark of Death

eBook - 2011
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Can death bring a man back to life? When UW Professor Benjamin Bradshaw discovers a despised colleague dead inside the Faraday Cage of the Electric Machine, his carefully controlled world shatters. The facts don't add up--the police shout murder--and Bradshaw is the lone suspect. To protect his young son and clear his name, he must find the killer. Seattle in 1901 is a bustling blend of frontier attitude and cosmopolitan swagger. The Snoqualmie Falls Power Plant lights the city, but to most Seattleites, electricity is new-fangled and dangerous. The public wants a culprit--they want Bradshaw behind bars. The killer wants Bradshaw dead. His life and liberty threatened, Bradshaw discovers the thrill of investigation as he's thrust deeper into the hunt. Questions abound. How had the Electric Machine's Tesla Coil delivered a fatal shock? Was the murder personal--or connected to President McKinley's planned visit? Were students involved, or in danger? And why had Bradshaw's best friend, Henry, fled to Alaska the day of the murder? When Henry's niece Missouri appears on Bradshaw's porch in need of a home, her unorthodox views and femininity confuse and intrigue him as he struggles to protect his own haunting secret. Danger and death lurk everywhere--disguised as accidents. Has Bradshaw come alive again only to lose all he holds dear? Before it's too late, will he discover the circuit path that led to a spark of death?
Publisher: [Scottsdale, AZ] : Poisoned Pen Press, 2011
ISBN: 9781615952953
1615952950
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource
Call Number: eBook

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maipenrai
Nov 28, 2016

(The first book in the Professor Bradshaw Mystery series)

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CoolHutchMom
May 09, 2012

Interesting mystery set a century ago. Good characters, intriguing plot, low key - no blood.

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jbm352
Oct 20, 2011

Another great author from the Pacific Northwest! I cannot wait for the UW Mystery Tours. As an engineer, it was fun to take in the electrical engineering history in a way that everyone will find interesting.

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Barbara_Penrose
Aug 20, 2011

I thoroughly enjoyed A SPARK OF DEATH and look forward to the next book in the series.

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