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Author: Alex Bledsoe Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Series:The Eddie LaCrosse Novels Release Date: July 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481590525

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Twenty years ago, a barmaid in a harbor town fell for a young sailor who turned pirate to make his fortune. But what truly became of Black Edward Tew remains a mystery, one that has just fallen into the lap of freelance sword jockey Eddie LaCrosse.

For years, Eddie has kept his office above Angelina’s tavern, so when Angelina herself asks him to find out what happened to the dashing pirate who stole her heart years ago, he can hardly say no—even though the trail is two decades old. Some say Black Edward and his ship, The Bloody Angel, went to bottom of the sea, taking with it a king’s ransom in treasure. Others say he rules a wealthy, secret pirate kingdom. And a few believe he still sails under a ghostly flag with a crew of the damned.

To find the truth, and earn his twenty-five gold pieces a day, Eddie must take to sea in the company of a sexy former pirate queen in search of the infamous Tew—and his even more legendary treasure.

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  • “Gives every evidence that Bledsoe’s combination of sword and sorcery with hard-boiled detection will have a long and successful run.”

    - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review, on Burn Me Deadly
  • “Bledsoe’s fourth epic fantasy noir featuring ‘sword jockey’ Eddie LaCrosse is action-packed and witty…The lead’s sardonic narrative voice will amply entertain readers who like their urban fantasies on the lighter side.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Eddie LaCrosse, the likable sword jockey (read private eye), returns for another swashbuckling adventure…Bledsoe cleverly combines noir motifs with familiar piratical elements, creating a lighthearted adventure with a dark, serious core…A pleasure to read for fans across multiple genres."

    - Booklist
  • “Bledsoe brings his own brand of tough charm to the proceedings, assisted by a stalwart supporting cast, vivid scenery and rugged bursts of action. Series fans certainly won’t be disappointed.” 

    - Kirkus Reviews
  • “An entertaining, well-crafted melding of fantasy and hard-boiled detective fiction.”

    - Kirkus Reviews on Burn Me Deadly
  • “[A] well-crafted novel.”

    - Library Journal on Dark Jenny

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Fun, quick-reading action tale of a sword jockey detective hunting down a 20 year old trail. I need to start at the beginning of the series and read them all. "

    - Ron, 2/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " He is an incredibly imaginative and original writer, with a number of different series out, but my favorite has always been his Eddie LeCrosse books. Eddie is a sword jockey--like a cross between a 50's private detective and a sword and sorcery hero. His adventures started with The Sword-Edged Blonde and continue with his 4th Eddie book, Wake of the Bloody Angel. There are pirates (including a mostly-retired pirate queen who is one of the best female protagonists I've seen in years), monsters, and mystery...as well as Eddie's unconventional and enduring love story. This was undeniably the best of them all: gripping, funny, and smart. You're going to want to read this book. "

    - Deborah, 2/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I'm still enjoying this mix of detective and fantasy fiction. This one takes to the sea for some Pirate flavour, and the mix of Jane and Eddie on the Southern Sea made for compelling reading. Their repartee had a wonderful Boggey and Baccall flavour for me; and once again, Bledsoe managed to steer that standard adventure feeling into "Dark Victory" territory. I can't get enough of these books; I hope Bledsoe sells enough to keep them coming. "

    - Karlo, 1/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I love Eddie LaCrosse. That is all. "

    - Rachel, 1/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A great read from start to finish. Alex Bledsoe never fails to bring home a winner. Loved it! "

    - R, 12/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " 2.5 stars. Fun read, but nothing extra. Like Pirates of the Caribbean, except with a competent hero and less imaginative swearing. Unleash the kraken! Didn't feel a huge need to go back and read previous books, but will if I run across them in my travels. "

    - Cover, 11/7/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great read... a bit on and off in places, but overall a great detective noir/fantasy book. The scenes of pirate life were spot on and great! "

    - Bobby, 7/23/2012

About the Author

Alex Bledsoe grew up in west Tennessee, an hour north of Graceland. He’s been a reporter, editor, photographer, and door-to-door vacuum-cleaner salesman. He has published more than fifty short stories on topics as diverse as big-game hunters, mermaids, modern witches, Victorian gentlemen, and country musicians. He has two sons and lives in Wisconsin.

About the Narrator

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014, and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.