The Sword-Edged Blonde : Eddie LaCrosse

  • by Alex Bledsoe
  • Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki
  • Series: Eddie LaCrosse
  • 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It should have been a case like any other: a missing princess, a king willing to pay in gold for her return. But before he realizes it, private investigator Eddie LaCrosse, a slightly shopworn sword jockey with a talent for discretion and detection, 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 he thought he'd left behind.

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What the Critics Say

"Stylish and self-assured: Raymond Chandler meets Raymond E. Feist." (Publishers Weekly)
"Fans of Glen Cook's Garrett novels or hard-boiled detective fiction will appreciate this well-crafted gem of a tale." (Library Journal)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Two genres for the price of one.

If you could sum up The Sword-Edged Blonde in three words, what would they be?

Gumshoe with sword.


What did you like best about this story?

I like crime stories and I like fantasy so this was a great fit for me. The fact that the main character in the book is basically from a thirties pulp detective novel gives a great deal of levity to the whole book. But it's not a comedy, there are moments of poignancy and wonder and even horror.


Which character – as performed by Stefan Rudnicki – was your favourite?

His voice and delivery was perfect for the narrator, but he was good at all the characters irrespective of gender or class.


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A favour for a friend beings back old memories ... and horses.


Any additional comments?

Stefan Rudnicki is the best reader for this story. Sometimes I find an American accent a little incongruous for a fantasy book (that usually passes after a few minutes), but he was the perfect fit for this story, and I will almost certainly get more in this series because of Stefan's reading.

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- N. Bennett

nice and enjoyable

a bit more light hearted and down to earth than what I expected despite the fantasy setting.
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- Ho-Man Yau

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-03-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.