Automotive Holiday Deals Books Gift Guide Books Gift Guide Shop Men's Athletic Shoes Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Prime Music Sweepstakes egg_2015 All-New Amazon Fire TV Subscribe & Save Gifts for Her Amazon Gift Card Offer cm15 cm15 cm15 $30 Off Amazon Echo $30 Off Fire HD 6 Kindle Cyber Monday Deals Indie for the Holidays in Prime Music Shop Now HTL
Dark Jenny (Eddie LaCrosse) and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

  • List Price: $21.99
  • Save: $3.44 (16%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
Dark Jenny (Eddie LaCross... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Eligible for FREE Super Saving Shipping! Fast Amazon shipping plus a hassle free return policy mean your satisfaction is guaranteed! Good readable copy. Worn edges and covers and may have small creases. The cover may have wear and if there is a dustjacket, it may have normal wear. There may be light writing or highlighting. All pages are present and item is in good condition.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Dark Jenny (Eddie LaCrosse) Paperback – March 29, 2011

30 customer reviews

See all 12 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
"Please retry"
"Please retry"
$2.47 $0.01

Reap the Wind: A Cassie Palmer Novel by Karen Chance
"Reap the Wind" by Karen Chance
Explore this featured new release in Fantasy. Learn more | See author page
$18.55 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Dark Jenny (Eddie LaCrosse)
  • +
  • Wake of the Bloody Angel (Eddie LaCrosse)
  • +
  • Burn Me Deadly: An Eddie LaCrosse Novel
Total price: $40.19
Buy the selected items together

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Take an Extra 30% Off Any Book: Use promo code HOLIDAY30 at checkout to get an extra 30% off any book for a limited time. Excludes Kindle eBooks and Audible Audiobooks. Restrictions apply. Learn more | Shop now

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Starred Review. Bledsoe whips up a perfect blend of Arthurian legend and hard-boiled detecting in the third novel featuring "private sword jockey" Eddie LaCrosse (after 2009's Burn Me Deadly). While tracking a client's wayward husband on the island kingdom of Grand Bruan, which is ruled by King Marcus Drake and his Knights of the Double Tarn, LaCrosse falls under suspicion when a knight dies of a poisoned apple he snatched from a tray prepared specially by Queen Jennifer. Fortunately, the detective manages to convince the king's seneschal that he may not be guilty, and is asked to help identify the real criminal. The mystery and its ramifications for the Grand Bruan royals will seem familiar to readers of Thomas Malory, but Bledsoe skillfully combines humor, action, deduction, and emotion to make the material fresh and engaging for fans of both fantasy and noir. (Apr.)
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


“[Burn Me Deadly] gives every evidence that Bledsoe's combination of sword and sorcery with hard-boiled detection will have a long and successful run. . . . Bledsoe effortlessly draws readers into his created world and manages to stay true to both fantasy and mystery traditions.” ―Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A compelling story with fascinating characters--who are so witty and whose attitude is so wry that I laughed and cared.” ―Orson Scott Card on The Sword-Edged Blonde

“Both stylish and self-assured: Raymond Chandler meets Raymond E. Feist.” ―Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Sword-Edged Blonde

If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $2.99 (Save 63%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.

Hero Quick Promo
Holiday Deals in Kindle Books
Save up to 85% on more than 1,000 Kindle Books. These deals are valid until November 30, 2015. Learn more

Product Details

  • Series: Eddie LaCrosse (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; First Edition edition (March 29, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765327430
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765327437
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,105,027 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

I grew up in west Tennessee an hour north of Graceland (home of Elvis) and twenty minutes from Nutbush (birthplace of Tina Turner). I've been a reporter, editor, photographer and door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman. I now live in a Wisconsin town famous for trolls, write before six in the morning and try to teach my three kids to act like they've been to town before. I'm the author of the Eddie LaCrosse high fantasy/hardboiled mysteries ("The Sword-Edged Blonde," "Burn Me Deadly," "Dark Jenny," "Wake of the Bloody Angel" and "He Drank, and Saw the Spider"), two novels about vampires in 1975 Memphis ("Blood Groove" and "The Girls with Games of Blood"), the Tufa novels ("The Hum and the Shiver," "Wisp of a Thing," and the upcoming "Long Black Curl") and the "Firefly Witch" short story ebook chapbooks.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Deborah Blake on June 15, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Alex Bledsoe is one of my favorite authors, and I love his Eddie LaCrosse books most of all. The combination of sword and sorcery fantasy and noir detective novel is one of the most original, clever things I have ever seen, and Bledsoe pulls it off with panache and wit.

Eddie LaCrosse is a sword-jockey for hire and the books follow his various adventures. But the tale told on a winter's day of his travels years before to the island kingdom of Grand Braun hold an even more unusual theme than this amazing take on the King Arthur story.

A must read, highly recommended.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Team Lewis on September 17, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Eddie LaCrosse is a self described `Sword Jockey'. A former mercenary turned P.I (albeit middle-ages style), Eddie is hired to check up on a nobleman suspected of adultery. A turn of events however has our wise-cracking hero at the pointy end of a sword, manacles on his wrists and a lot of people calling for his execution.

At a reception for Queen Jennifer Drake, a murder is committed with Eddie and the Queen herself as the prime suspects. With his life at stake, Eddie jumps into the investigation determined to clear his own name and bring the killer to justice. But immediately, he finds this is not a clear cut act of murder but a more involved political gambit to discredit the Queen and the throne.

Bledsoe weaves a wonderful tale of political intrigue, action and the right amount of humor. Drawing loosely on the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Roundtable, the story unfolds with some familiarity and plenty of surprising changes, twists and characters that keep you guessing until the very end. The dialog is witty, the action scenes are fast and well placed, and the characters leave you wanting for more. This book, even though the third in the LaCrosse series easily stands alone.

Dark Jenny is the perfect crossover for both lovers of the classic hardboiled detective novels of Micky Spillain as well as those who love the high adventure styling found within the Arthurian legends.

A great read!!

Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By E. Nolan VINE VOICE on May 24, 2011
Format: Paperback
Telling a story in flashback, especially if the framing narration tells the ending is a very risky thing to do. It's like getting people to see a movie about "The Titanic" even though they know "the boat sank", or see a movie about the plot to kill Hitler even though they know it didn't work.

Of course both of those ideas are real movies, and *one* was successful, so it can be done.

Eddie LaCrosse is a sword for hire in a fantasy world not too unlike our middle-ages. There are a number of differences though. Medicine seems to be a good bit better, as is the lot of women, and Eddie's class of hired sword is closer to our conception of Private Eye than a simple mercenary (though those exist as well).

This is not the first Eddie LaCrosse story, something I was unaware of until I got into the book, and he already has something of a backstory, which is mostly not spelled out here. It's enough to know that he was raised in a noble family but for some reason has rejected his upbringing.

The story opens with the delivery of a casket to the modern-day Eddie, prompting him to relive (and relate to a rapt tavern audience) an adventure of some years ago.

At this point the story moves into a flashback and events and personages plainly inspired by the King Arthur and Camelot tales of our own world. Bledsoe doesn't try to pretend otherwise, and all the names are either anagrams or close cognates for those we are familiar with "Grand Bruan" for "Great Britain", "Nodlon" for "London", "Meagan" for "Morgan le Fay", "Jennifer" for "Guinivere" etc.
Read more ›
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rhi on September 9, 2011
Format: Paperback
Once again Mr. Bledsoe has out done himself. I have read all of the Eddie Lacross books and while Burn Me Deadly, and Sword Edged Blond were both excellent books Dark Jenny is nearly beyond praise. Superb, delightful, stellar yeeeahh those don't quite do it. Dark Jenny is perhaps the most complete book I have ever read. There are few books these days that I am sorry to finish. Dark Jenny was one that left me with mixed feelings. On one hand I was sorry that the tale had to end, on the other hand the ending was very satisfying. This might sound nuts but a good book should be like a good meal, it fills you up while leaving you just a touch sad its over. Dark Jenny filled up my book craving nicely but now I'm getting hungry again. I hope Mr. Bledsoe continues to grace us with more delightful books.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I've read the first two Eddie LaCrosse novels, and enjoyed his cynical but honorable voice threading plenty of humor past even the darkest moments of his adventures & mysteries. All that's still here, but I found this book left me with too bleak a feeling in the end. His first tale ended with a hopeful meeting, as he was adjusting to the realization that some amazing things were true, and the second ended with him together with Liz, their relationship becoming stronger through revealing some neglected truths. Here, the idealized kingdom is shown as a doomed failure, and obviously he doesn't end up with the lady he meets in the beginning. N.B. I'm deliberately staying very vague to avoid being spoiler-y, keeping in mind the whole of DJ is told as flashback. Anyway, readers of the previous volumes will definitely enjoy this equally well-told entry IF a fully downbeat ending won't spoil things too much for them.
P.S. There are a few points in the book where we jump back briefly to Eddie telling the story in Angelina's tavern. I wish the transitions had been more clearly identified, because the first few sentences kept making me do a double take to re-orient myself.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Dark Jenny (Eddie LaCrosse)
This item: Dark Jenny (Eddie LaCrosse)
Price: $18.55
Ships from and sold by