Sunday, May 26, 2013

Capacity for Murder, A Professor Bradshaw Mystery by Bernadette Pajer

Professor Bradshaw is asked to investigate an unusual death.  The dead man was killed by electrical current that should have just given him some gentle shocks.  How could this happen?

Poisoned Pen Press and Net Galley gave me a chance to download this ebook for review (thank you).  It will be published June 4th, so check for it at your local bookstore.

This is the first Professor Bradshaw mystery I have read and what drew my interest most is that the story was set in my home state and took place down at a beach I also know well.  We used to vacation there.  While this is set in earlier years, the towns and places were still familiar.

Since Bradshaw was teaching a class at the time, he takes his students, his son, and his friend to see if he can solve the reason for the death.  Upon arrival, he finds a unit he built on speculation of future sales.  When the salesman told him another unit hit the market first, he took what money he could recover and forgot it.  Now here it was and it appears this was the murder weapon since it was not an accident.  It just so happens his sales agent/conman is here, too.  He has some questions for him.

Add in a manipulative female, another murder,  a new millionaire, a romantic interest for Bradshaw he must claim or lose, and an unknown motive and you have a pretty good mystery.

This is a low key quiet mystery where determination and hard work finally answers why the men died and how.  It also ends a happy note for Bradshaw and I liked that.

Happy reading.

1 comment:

Bernadette Pajer said...

Thanks for the review, Jo Ann. I'm glad you enjoyed Professor Bradshaw's third book!