Burn Me Deadly: An Eddie LaCrosse Novel
Burn Me Deadly: An Eddie LaCrosse Novel

Burn Me Deadly: An Eddie LaCrosse Novel

by Alex Bledsoe


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Alex Bledsoe's first novel, The Sword-Edged Blonde, drew rave reviews for its ingenious blend of fantasy and hard-boiled detective fiction. Now Bledsoe returns with an all-new tale of mean streets and medieval intrigue.

Above Angelina's Tavern in down-and-dirty Neceda you'll find the office of Eddie LaCrosse, a freelance sword jockey who, for twenty-five gold pieces a day, will take on any task short of murder for hire. Eddie's on his way back from a routine investigation when his horse almost runs down a half-naked blonde in serious trouble. Against his better judgment, he promises to protect the frightened young woman, only to find himself waylaid by unknown assailants and left for dead beside her mutilated body.

Eddie isn't the kind of guy to just let something like this pass. But who killed Laura Lesperitt? Eddie's quest for payback leads him to a tangled mystery involving a notorious crime lord, a backwoods dragon cult, royal scandals, and a duplicitous femme fatale who has trouble keeping her clothes on. As bodies pile up, attracting the unwelcome attention of the king's guards, Eddie must use all his wits if he hopes to survive . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250268341
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 02/28/2012
Series: Eddie LaCrosse Series , #2
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Alex Bledsoe grew up in west Tennessee. He now lives in Wisconsin.

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Burn Me Deadly 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
SunnySD on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In his last outing Eddie dealt with gods and a homicidal dwarf. This time it's a fanatical band of worshippers and...dragons? A chance encounter with a fleeing blond has Eddie attempting rescue. But when his efforts end in a beating, a dead comrade, and failure - well, like any good detective/sword jockey, he just can't leave well enough alone.I've always had a weak spot for tough guys, no matter their era.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slow too much like the first novel. Had to push myself to finish it. Too much plain core and torture.
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A good book
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ZombieJoe More than 1 year ago
Although I have a soft spot for Wisconsin authors, I am especially fond of ones that take genres where they were not originally meant to go. Alex does just that (again) with the second Eddie Lacrosse book. Although set in a fictional sword-wielding land (with strongly Wisconsin names), the style of the story and most of the characters personalities are drawn from detective noir. When you finally see a traditional fantasy trope used, you are so involved in the noir feel for it that you have the sense of disbelief that those things exist in this world, which offers the pop that you would not get from a traditional fantasy setting.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In sleazy downtrodden Neceda, self-employed private investigator with a sharp sword Eddie LaCrosse will do anything except murder for twenty-five pieces of gold. After finishing an inquiry for a paying customer, Eddie is riding back on his horse Lola to his seedy office over slimy Angelina's Tavern. However, this trek home is a bit different when he almost runs over a severely injured almost nude blonde. His head tells him to keep going as no good deed goes unpunished; but his lower head wins the debate. Eddie stops to help Laura Lesperitt, but soon is waylaid by some vicious thugs who torture him and Laura before knocking him out. When he regains consciousness, the outraged master swordsman sees in the moonlight the dead battered Laura lying near him. He is taken to the moon goddess hospital where his girlfriend freelance courier Liz Dumont tells him he is a mess who lost a week. Eddie owes three torturers payback even if that means as he learns dealing with a dragon cult tied to criminal gangs and the house of King Archibald; Liz is at his side helping him stand up though he knows he must tell her the secret about her twin sister that stands between them; alas that is for another time. The second La Crosse medieval sword and sorcery Noir (see THE SWORD-EDGED BLONDE) pays obvious homage to Mickey Spillane with terrific action from the onset when the hero breaks his basic rule of non-involvement (except for a fee) and gives Laura a lift. Once he regains consciousness in spite of aching ribs and other bruises, Eddie knows three men deserve his pin point sword. Fans will enjoy this entertaining thriller as the hero finds vengeance Spillane style as Eddie (like Hammer) learns blondes can prove deadly. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How can u people read this. I cant even read it and i love to read. Now thats bad. I cant even find a book i want to read any more. Why cant i find a book i want to read. Give me somebooks to read