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The Sword-Edged Blonde by Alex Bledsoe
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May 12, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: sff, mystery-detective
Read from May 10 to 11, 2010

Eddie LaCrosse is a sword jockey, or private detectives in this fantasy world. He is also a man with a past. And that past is coming back to haunt him.

I really loved parts of this book. LaCrosse is one of those hardboiled private eyes in the style of Philip Marlowe. Just thrown into a high fantasy style world. It makes for an interesting combination. Instead of reading about what type of gun LaCrosse carries we hear about his swords. And for plots you can throw in possible goddessess and all sorts of shenanigans. I can imagine so many really bad version of this blending of genres, so I’m glad that Bledsoe has pulled it off with this book. There are some touches of humour, but this isn’t a piss-take of either genre. No need to fear a Barry Trotter style abomination here.

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