Dark Jenny

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Tom Doherty Associates, 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 standalone 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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User Review  - quiBee - LibraryThing

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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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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