Dark Jenny

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Macmillan, Mar 29, 2011 - Fiction - 352 pages

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.


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Hard-boiled detective story set in a fantasy which draws heavily on the Arthurian legend. Eddie LaCrosse, is a mercenary who gets caught up in a power play in a foreign kingdom. Instead of playing out ... Read full review

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Catching a cheating husband wasn't any big thing. At least not until sword for hire Eddie LaCrosse made the mistake of standing over a freshly poisoned knight. Now he has a castle full of suspects and ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
22
Section 2
38
Section 3
49
Section 4
65
Section 5
88
Section 6
98
Section 7
111
Section 8
119
Section 15
222
Section 16
241
Section 17
250
Section 18
260
Section 19
269
Section 20
275
Section 21
283
Section 22
292

Section 9
132
Section 10
141
Section 11
150
Section 12
172
Section 13
182
Section 14
199
Section 23
310
Section 24
315
Section 25
325
Section 26
337
Section 27
344
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About the author (2011)

ALEX BLEDSOE is the author of two previous Eddie LaCrosse novels, The Sword-Edged Blonde and Burn Me Deadly.

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