The Sword-Edged Blonde

The Sword-Edged Blonde : An Eddie Lacrosse Novel

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Hard-boiled mystery for the Dungeons & Dragons set: the first Eddie LaCrosse novel from Alex Bledsoe, in trade paperback for the first time

It should have been a case like any other: a missing princess, a king willing to pay gold for her return. But before he realizes it, sword jockey Eddie LaCrosse is swept up in a web of mystery and deceit involving a brutally murdered royal heir, a queen accused of an unspeakable crime, and the tragic past Eddie thought he'd left behind.

To uncover the answers he seeks, Eddie must delve into the dark underbelly of society while digging deep into his own private history, drawing past and present together. Vast conspiracies, women both beautiful and deadly, and a centuries-old revenge scheme are only a few of the pieces in a lethal puzzle.

The Sword-Edged Blonde is a tour-de-force foray into a realm of action, intrigue, and murder.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 302 pages
  • 137 x 208 x 23mm | 272g
  • St. Martin's Press
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 076538048X
  • 9780765380487

About Alex Bledsoe

ALEX BLEDSOE is the acclaimed author of the Eddie LaCrosse novels starting with The Sword-Edged Blonde, as well as the tales of the Tufa (The Hum and the Shiver, Wisp of a Thing, Long Black Curl) and the Memphis Vampires series.
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"[A] well-crafted gem of a tale."--"Library Journal" on "The Sword-Edged Blonde ""Incorporating elements from both hard-boiled mystery and heroic fantasy, Bledsoe's genre-blending first novel is both stylish and self-assured: Raymond Chandler meets Raymond E. Feist."--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) on "The Sword-Edged Blonde ""Bledsoe has written a compelling story with fascinating characters--who are so witty and whose attitude is so wry that I laughed and cared."--Orson Scott Card on "The Sword-Edged Blonde """The Sword-Edged Blonde" has all the finesse and depth of a great hard-boiled mystery, but takes place in a fully realized heroic fantasy setting. From start to finish, it's a treat for readers of either genre, and easily one of the better books I've had the pleasure of reading this year. Don't miss this one."--Charles de Lint ""The Sword-Edged Blonde" is a new twist on an old theme and a genuinely fun read."--David Drake, author of "Lord of the Isles ""Sam Spade with a sword: utterly unique, often hilarious and with moments of great heart, "The Sword-Edged Blonde" serves up a damned good read."--Virginia Baker, author of "Jack Knife"
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