Happy Sunday. Did you know that April is National Anxiety Month? Maybe that explains that jittery feeling I have…no, wait, that’s because I have so much to do this month as I start revisions on the second book in my New Orleans series. Yay! Or would that be Yikes!
ABOUT DARK JENNY: For twenty-five gold pieces a day, plus expenses, Eddie LaCrosse will take on most any case. But the unexpected delivery of a coffin in the dead of winter forces LaCrosse to look back at a bygone chapter in his past—and the premeditated murder of a dream. Ruled by the noble King Marcus Drake, the island kingdom of Grand Braun is an oasis of peace and justice in an imperfect world. At least until the beautiful Queen Jennifer is accused of adultery and murder. In the wrong castle at the wrong time, Eddie finds himself drafted at sword’s point to solve the mystery. With time running out, and powerful nobles all too eager to pin the murder on Eddie himself, he must untangle a tangled web of palace intrigues, buried secrets, and bewitching women—before the entire kingdom erupts into civil war. Murder, mystery, and magic—just another day on the job for Eddie LaCrosse.
MY THOUGHTS: This is the third Eddie LaCrosse book but each is a self-contained mystery so no prior knowledge of the series is needed to enjoy the ride. And it’s a fun one. I love the universe Alex Bledsoe has created for Eddie LaCrosse because it’s such a unique mix of epic fantasy, traditional mystery, and urban fantasy. You have a snarky, self-deprecating, modern-feeling sort of knight errant in Eddie (technically, in his world, known as a “sword jockey,” or knight-for-hire). You know him—he plays outside the rulebook, but has his own code of honor. Just sarcastic enough to be witty without crossing the line into annoying.