Bernadette Pajer,
The Edison Effect
(Poisoned Pen Press, 2014)

My favorite part of Bernadette Pajer's The Edison Effect was its historical setting. We are so used to electricity! It was fascinating to enter a world in which electrical power was a chancy thing, and also a marvel.

The Edison Effect is a solid mystery novel, with good characterization and plotting. I'm sure some of the plot elements that referenced previous novels would have been more meaningful had I read them, but the context explained what needed explanation, so one could definitely start here. I think I will be looking for other books in the series!

This was a well-written novel, set in an age and place that is not a cliche. I liked its lot, and expect other mystery fans will, too.

book review by
Amanda Fisher

18 October 2014

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