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.
©2007 Alex Bledsoe (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Critic reviews

"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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5 out of 5 stars
By N. Bennett on 22-08-17

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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4 out of 5 stars
By Ho-Man Yau on 22-11-16

nice and enjoyable

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

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5 out of 5 stars
By Bonnie on 03-10-11

What a surprise, enjoyed dark age detective

First, Stefan Rudniki, I find to always do a great job narrating. (and in this case he didn't let me down) The first book by Alex Bledsoe I've ever had pleasure to listen to. This I belive is a trilogy, and I can't wait to download the next two. Some laughs and twists and turns that will keep your interest. (If "Dresden Files" and "Night Side" series had a baby it would be "Eddie La Cross") the character in this series. A mature hard nosed detective, who's life has given him lemons and he made "apple juice". I'm getting the next two books in series right now, and can't wait to listen.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Rodolphe on 09-09-11

excellent mystery/fantasy story

first of all, best narrator in the world.
2nd, very good story, even tho its short..8hrs..i mean wtf
good plot and twists, enjoyable and entertaining

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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