All four books in the Professor Bradshaw Mysteries thus far, A SPARK OF DEATH, FATAL INDUCTION, & CAPACITY FOR MURDER, and THE EDISON EFFECT, have passed rigorous peer reviews by the Washington Academy of Sciences and earned their Science Seal of Approval.
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These fast-paced mysteries feature 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, often to his doorstep during the social and scientific turmoil of the early twentieth century.
Book 1: A SPARK OF DEATH Science featured: The Tesla Coil, forensics
Book 2: FATAL INDUCTION Science featured: Telephonic systems, forensics, medicines
Book 3: CAPACITY FOR MURDER Science featured: Electrotherapy, forensics, poison
Book 4: THE EDISON EFFECT: Science featured: Historical inventors, Zamboni pile, deep-sea diving (September 2014)