Tuesday, December 23, 2014

"Book Review" : Fatal Induction by Bernadette Pajer

Title: Fatal Induction: A Professor Bradshaw Mystery #2
Author: Bernadette Pajer
Year: ©2012
My Rating: ♕♕♕♕/5
Pages: 221
Genre: Mystery
Format: Hardcover 
Sources: Publishers
Publishers: Poisoned Pen Press


         ↖Fatal Induction↖

Seattle, 1901. The race to win an electrical competition incites Professor of Electrical Engineering Benjamin Bradshaw’s obsession for invention in the second entry this exciting historical series. The contest winner’s telephonic system will deliver music from the Seattle Grand Theater to homes throughout the city, and Bradshaw is confident he can win. The contest is in full swing when President McKinley is assassinated, casting Bradshaw and the entire nation into shock. Then Bradshaw uncovers a crime closer to home: a gypsy peddler’s cart is suddenly abandoned behind his house. What happened to the father and child who lived in this cart? When Bradshaw discovers the peddler’s child may have witnessed a murder, he follows the girl’s trail, plunging into a seedy underworld of bars and brothels. Frustrated by the police department’s apathy and caught between power struggles, he doesn’t know whom to trust. Each step of his investigation entangles him deeper in crime and corruption until he realizes that to save the child, he must transform his contest entry into a trap to catch a killer and to protect his own household. Bradshaw’s electrical forensic and investigative skills, combined with a keen understanding of human nature, bring the Seattle police—and murder—to his doorstep during the social and scientific turmoil of the early twentieth century.

         ✈My Thoughts✈

Writing Style: Ms. Pajer is one of my favorite authors. I like how descriptive she gets. She makes me feel like I am apart of the books, and that's how you find dedicating hard work authors. I can always connect to Professor Bradshaw because of how she explains him to be. The first couple of paragraphs I was hooked. This is such a great story. It shouldn't go to waste. Pick this book up and give it a shot, because of the potential this captivating, suspenseful, and mind blowing book.

Captivation: I, was so hooked I had to stop reading it. This is such a wonderful series I highly recommend this book, to anyone who loves a good mystery book. This book didn't start out slow. It was very fast pasting and mind blowing. I had to stop reading. Gripping and captivating always go together.

Plot: In this Professor Bradshaw book, it takes place in 1901 in Seattle, Washington. He enters a contest when President McKinley is assassinated and later discovers a new mystery that a child has now witnessed. In such a twisted read, he doesn't know who to trust or where to go. Jump into this mystery book, and stand side to side with Bradshaw.

Characters: I love the characters in this book, because you can imagine yourself in there place. Although the felt a bit dry and that turned me off. Don't get me wrong. This is a amazing series, but I didn't like that part of the book. I feel that it could had been more in depth.

Cover: Great cover. Not complains. FLAWLESS!!!!!

Favourite Line: "Sleep was impossible, Bradshaw discovered, when a child was missing, and inaction impossible when one's son had put his faith in his father's promise to find her."

Final Thoughts: Great Professor Bradshaw book, but there were some parts I didn't like. It wasn't a big deal, but I expected that gap to be filled or not thought of.

      ♞Bernadette Pajer♞

Bernadette Pajer spent her childhood in Seattle, surrounded by the beautiful Cascade and Olympic mountains and Puget Sound. She holds a degree from the University of Washington, Bothell, where she studied CLA (Cultural, Literature, and the Arts) in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Science program. Research is her favorite activity, and she happily delves into Seattle's past and the early days of electrical invention as she plots Professor Bradshaw's investigations. She's a proud member of MWA, SinC, NW Science Writers, PNWA, and the Seattle7Writers.org. 


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