Starred PW Review for Alex Bledsoe’s Burn Me Deadly

Burn Me Deadly by Alex Bledsoe Alex Bledsoe’s Burn Me Deadly receives a *starred review* in today’s issue of Publishers Weekly.

They say: “Bledsoe effortlessly draws readers into his created world and manages to stay true to both fantasy and mystery traditions.”

Full review:

Burn Me Deadly
An Eddie LaCrosse Mystery
Alex Bledsoe
Tor, $24.99 (320p)
ISBN 978-0-7653-2221-0

Proving that 2007’s The Sword-Edged Blonde was no fluke, this sequel gives every evidence that Bledsoe’s combination of sword and sorcery with hard-boiled detection will have a long and successful run. Eddie LaCrosse, a former noble who gave up his title and now works as a freelance sword-jockey, is flagged down by a damsel in distress, Laura Lesperitt. Before LaCrosse can get Lesperitt to safety, they are ambushed, an encounter that leaves her dead. When he recovers, LaCrosse’s search for those responsible for the murder brings him into contact with powerful thug Gordon Marantz, the king’s Special Office of Domestic Security and a dragon-worshipping cult. Bledsoe effortlessly draws readers into his created world and manages to stay true to both fantasy and mystery traditions. (Nov.)