In 2007, Alex Bledsoe introduced the world to Eddie LaCrosse, the hard-boiled but soft-hearted detective known as a "sword jockey" who, for twenty-five gold pieces a day, plus expenses, will take on any case short of murder for hire. Like Philip Marlowe in shining armor or Sam Spade with a sword, Eddie goes down his mean medieval streets trying to walk the straight and narrow in a crooked, twisting fantasy world.
Over the course of four novels, LaCrosse has encountered dragons, pirates, sea monsters, goddesses, ghosts, and magic, all the while keeping his cool and doing what’s right.
In this collection you'll receive the complete text of the first four Eddie LaCrosse novels.
The Sword-Edged Blonde
When a childhood friend, now a king, asks Eddie’s help in clearing his queen of a murder charge, Eddie’s long-buried past refuses to stay hidden.
Burn Me Deadly
Someone will go to any lengths, including torture and murder, to locate the last remaining dragon eggs. But dragons aren't real, are they?
A poisoned apple sets off political turmoil that threatens to destroy an entire Camelot-like kingdom, and take Eddie with it.
Wake of the Bloody Angel
Eddie searches for the vanished pirate Black Edward Tew and his legendary treasure, but even the help of a tough former pirate queen may not be enough to save him from what he finds.
Swords Are My Business also includes a sample of the fifth Eddie LaCrosse novel, He Drank, and Saw the Spider.
At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.
“Try suggesting this to fans of Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files.”—Booklist (starred review) on Dark Jenny
“A perfect blend of Arthurian legend and hard-boiled detecting. Bledsoe skillfully combines humor, action, deduction, and emotion to make the material fresh and engaging for fans of both fantasy and noir.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Dark Jenny
“Bledsoe effortlessly draws readers into his created world and manages to stay true to both fantasy and mystery traditions.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Burn Me Deadly
“[A] well-crafted gem of a tale.”—Library Journal on The Sword-Edged Blonde