A local Sherlock Holmes

By John Pierre | May 17, 2012

Some wise man... no, it wasn't me, wise though I may be... recently said, "It's harder in these modern times to get a book published than it is to write one."

The reason?  Everyone is busy reading books, news and world-wide information on the Internet.

That means that when a writer has a great degree of success in writing and getting a book published it is a fete to be reckoned with.

My friend, Barnadette Pajer has just written her second book  (the first one, A Spark of Death, did exceptionally well) of her "Professor Bradshaw" mysteries with an early Seattle setting.

In the back of my mind I'm thinking... this might be a modern day Sherlock Holmes series.

She has plans for more than a dozen "Professor Bradshaw" stories.

I read A Spark of Death with great interest as I recognized many parts of Seattle and surrounding area with which I was very familiar.

Without having seen it yet, her second mystery, Fatal Induction, will surely be just as attention grabbing as her first one.

I can't wait to get my hands on my copy of it when it is introduced this week.

Bernadette is a highly talented writer whose stories, once a reader picks them up, are hard to lay down.  They get your attention like a good mystery is supposed to.

She'll be signing copies of both mysteries at Edmonds' own Edmonds Bookshop on the same day this issue of the Beacon is published, today, Thursday, May 17, between 5 and 8 p.m. located at 111 5th Ave. South (just around the corner from the famous Starbucks).

Stop by and buy a copy of one or the other or both books and shake hands with Bernadette Pajer, a highly successful Greater Seattle area author whose parents make the trip to Edmonds, from south of Sea-Tac airport, every Wednesday for lunch at their favorite restaurant, Five Spice Bistro, located at the unfairly much maligned Five Corners.

She'll autograph a book for you which, in years to come, will be one of your treasures if my guess is correc

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