From Seattle to Orcas Island, author Bernadette Pajer has called the Pacific Northwest her home all her life, which is why she’s drawn to Seattle’s past as a backdrop for her books.
Pajer’s about to launch her second mystery with Professor Bradshaw, “Fatal Induction,” which has the UW electrical engineering prof embroiled in a murder and a child’s abduction set in the streets of 1901 Seattle.
Pajer will be at Uppercase Books in Snohomish, 1118 First St., for the launch party from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Pajer will sign “Fatal Injunction” and her first Bradshaw mystery, “A Spark of Death.” Call Uppercase Books for more information at 360-568-5987.
Pajer also will sign copies of the book from 5 to 8 p.m. May 17 at Edmonds Bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave. S. The event takes place along with the third Thursday Art Walk in Edmonds. Call 425-775-2789 for more information and check out more events at edmondsbookshop.com/.
“Pitchers” is Raley’s story of the Seattle Rainiers baseball team. Raley was a sportswriter for more than 30 years with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
He weaves the 27-year history of the Rainiers, which began as the Great Depression ended, with tales of the famous and infamous baseball names associated with the team, including Babe Ruth, Rogers Hornsby and Ron Santo.
The book contains historical photographs and memorabilia from Northwest collector David Eskenazi.