Dark Jenny by Alex Bledsoe

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Alex Bledsoe's novels featuring detective Eddie LaCrosse have drawn rave reviews for their ingenious blend of classic fantasy and hard-boiled detective fiction. Now with Dark Jenny, Bledsoe returns with an all-new tale of intrigue and murder. . . .

For twenty-five gold pieces a day, plus expenses, Eddie LaCrosse will take on most any case. But the unexpected delivery of a coffin in the dead of winter forces LaCrosse to look back at a bygone chapter in his past--and the premeditated murder of a dream.

Ruled by the noble King Marcus Drake, the island kingdom of Grand Braun is an oasis of peace and justice in an imperfect world. At least until the beautiful Queen Jennifer is accused of adultery and murder. In the wrong castle at the wrong time, Eddie finds himself drafted at sword's point to solve the mystery. With time running out, and powerful nobles all too eager to pin the murder on Eddie himself, he must untangle a tangled web of palace intrigues, buried secrets, and bewitching women--before the entire kingdom erupts into civil war.

Murder, mystery, and magic--just another day on the job for Eddie LaCrosse.


About Alex Bledsoe

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“Shall We Gather” is an original short story by Alex Bledsoe, who has written two novels about the mysterious Tufa of the East Tennessee mountains: The Hum and the Shiver, and the upcoming Wisp of a Thing.
Published March 29, 2011 by Tor Books. 361 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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No matter who the killer is, Eddie’s got his work cut out for him.Mr. Bledsoe knows his noir, and he blends hard-nosed private eye shtick seamlessly with this quasi-Arthurian fantasy setting.

Mar 29 2011 | Read Full Review of Dark Jenny

Open Letters Monthly

At the start of Alex Bledsoe’s delightful new fantasy novel Dark Jenny, our hero, “sword jockey” and investigating mercenary-for-hire Eddie LaCrosse is attending a swank castle dinner in order to fulfil the brief of his latest client.

Sep 12 2011 | Read Full Review of Dark Jenny

Fantasy Literature

Even though Tor sent me a copy of Dark Jenny weeks before its release and I was anxious to read it, I waited for the audio version because I love to hear Stefan Rudnicki read the Eddie LaCrosse Mysteries (which are written in the first person voice).

Apr 22 2011 | Read Full Review of Dark Jenny


END SPOILER Cover Thoughts: I love this cover.

Jun 22 2011 | Read Full Review of Dark Jenny

Grasping For The Wind

Dark Jenny by Alex Bledsoe, third in series of stand-alone stories that blend crime noir with epic fantasy, is a nice light reading treat is good but doesn’t live up to its reputation.

Jul 05 2011 | Read Full Review of Dark Jenny

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