Dark Jenny by Alex Bledsoe

By Alex Bledsoe

Alex Bledsoe’s novels that includes detective Eddie LaCrosse have drawn rave experiences for his or her creative mix of vintage fable and hard-boiled detective fiction. Now with darkish Jenny, Bledsoe returns with an all-new story of intrigue and homicide. . . .For twenty-five gold items an afternoon, plus costs, Eddie LaCrosse will tackle such a lot any case. however the unforeseen supply of a coffin within the useless of iciness forces LaCrosse to appear again at a bygone bankruptcy in his past—and the premeditated homicide of a dream.Ruled by means of the noble King Marcus Drake, the island nation of Grand Braun is an oasis of peace and justice in a less than excellent international. a minimum of till the gorgeous Queen Jennifer is accused of adultery and homicide. within the unsuitable fort on the flawed time, Eddie reveals himself drafted at sword’s aspect to unravel the secret. With time working out, and strong nobles all too wanting to pin the homicide on Eddie himself, he needs to untangle a tangled net of palace intrigues, buried secrets and techniques, and bewitching women—before the full state erupts into civil war.Murder, secret, and magic—just one other day at the activity for Eddie LaCrosse.

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His voice was high-pitched, almost girlish, and this close his eyes looked a lot younger than his white beard implied. He gestured at the coffin. ” I tucked the document inside my coat. ” He shrugged. “Beats me, pal. ” Skids were nailed to the bottom of the coffin to ease its passage through the snow. As the man unhitched this sled of the dead from his horse, I examined it for a sign of its origin. The first clue was its size: whoever was inside would be well over six feet tall. I’d crossed paths with a lot of big men over the years and mentally went down the list.

I shook my head. ” “Somebody’s been killed here, pal. ” “I can’t help that,” I deadpanned. ” Sir Robert didn’t smile. ” He grabbed the manacle chain and pulled it until I was forced to lean forward. ” He was silent, but his face flushed red, revealing the white lines of old scars. He released the chain, and I put my hands nonchalantly behind my head. The hanging metal disk tapped the chair back. ” Harrigan blinked uncertainly at this breach of procedure. ” the big man roared. ” “Yes, sir,” the youngster said, and went into the hall.

He’ll be assisting me. ” “Insurance,” Kay said. ” Thomas Gillian asked. He had the kind of eyes that methodically swept over you, cataloging and analyzing as they went. “Investigating murders,” Kay said. ” a tall man with red hair snorted. “We don’t know that,” Kay said. “He has an alibi, and as long as it holds up, I’m satisfied with it. But I haven’t had time to check it out. ” “The guests also think they’re the whole reason the world exists,” Kay said. “Neither one is true. Mr. LaCrosse is a professional, just like we are.

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