In the early years of the twentieth century, restorative waters are a popular health draw for many. Healing Sands Sanitarium, northwest of Hoquiam, Washington, is located on the sandy edge of the Pacific Ocean and is famous for its restorative rest cure, fermented diets, and Dr. Hornsby's electrotherapeutics. No one has ever died at Healing Sands-until now. When Benjamin Bradshaw, a professor at the University of Washington and a specialist in electricity, is summoned to investigate, he immediately knows that this death was no accident. The only clue to foul play is an obvious one to him but will seem as insubstantial as smoke to anyone other than an electrical engineer. Suspects are limited to a handful whose lives-and lies-must be exhumed and examined. A sinister tale emerges as deep undercurrents turn personal, provoking Bradshaw to make a decision about the woman he loves. And then an everyday object provides the key, alerting Bradshaw that one among them is a walking dead man and that another possesses the capacity for murder.
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by Bernadette Pajer
by Bill Crider
by Victoria Thompson
by Craig Johnson
by Lorna Barrett
by Laura Childs
by Francine Mathews
by Jude Deveraux
by Ray Bradbury
by Laura Childs, Terrie Farley Moran
"When there is a mysterious death apparently caused by electricity, a relatively new technology, whom do you call? Electrical forensic investigator Professor Bradshaw, of course. Malcolm Hillgartner delivers Book 3 in the series with all the graceful charm of a stuffy, highly knowledgeable academic, circa 1903. While teaching at the University of Washington, Bradshaw is called to Dr. Hornsby's Healing Sands Sanitarium to investigate an apparent electrical malfunction resulting in the death of a young man. Taking a group of students on an unscheduled field trip to the ocean, Bradshaw investigates while enduring the health spa's strict rules, eating nearly inedible fermented food, and confronting his feelings for a young woman. Hillgartner handles the cleverly plotted twists and red herrings with finesse. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"
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