Alex Bledsoe, author of Wake of the Bloody Angel, on tour August/September 2012

Posted By on July 6, 2012

About Wake of the Bloody Angel

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; First Edition edition (July 3, 2012)

“Bledsoe’s fourth epic fantasy noir featuring “sword jockey” Eddie LaCrosse (after 2011’s Dark Jenny) is action-packed and witty…’  —Publishers Weekly

Set sale on the high seas with swashbuckling sword jockey Eddie LaCrosse in WAKE OF THE BLOODY ANGEL (A Tor Trade Paperback; $14.99; On-sale July 3, 2012)! This time, the private eye sets out to earn his twenty-five gold pieces a day by tracking down a notorious pirate and his legendary treasure.

Twenty years ago, a barmaid in a harbor town fell for a young sailor who turned pirate to make his fortune. But what truly became of Black Edward Tew remains a mystery—one that has just fallen into the lap of wise-cracking, freelance sword jockey Eddie Lacrosse.

For years, Eddie has kept his office above Angelina’s tavern, so when Angelina asks him to find out what happened to the dashing pirate who stole her heart, he can hardly say no—even though the trail is two decades old. Some say Black Edward and his ship, The Bloody Angel, went to the bottom of the sea, taking with it a king’s fortune in treasure. Others say he rules a wealthy, secret pirate kingdom. And a few believe he still sails under a ghostly flag with a crew of the damned.

To find the truth and earn his gold, Eddie must take to sea in the company of a former pirate queen in search of the infamous Black Edward Tew and solve the mystery of the ghost ships.

Bledsoe’s readership continues to grow with each standalone installment in this fantastic series. Fans of mystery and fantasy alike won’t want to miss WAKE OF THE BLOODY ANGEL.

Fans of Bledsoe’s other blends of fantasy and noir will love his latest, and new readers will be able to jump right in.” Booklist, starred review on Dark Jenny

“…Bledsoe skillfully combines humor, action, deduction and emotion to make the material fresh and engaging for fans of both fantasy and noir.” Publishers Weekly, starred review on Dark Jenny

“This well-crafted novel should appeal to fans of Glen Cook’s Garret P.I. novels.” Library Journal on Dark Jenny

“Bledsoe’s lastest is a superb work of fantasy…” —The Agony Column on Dark Jenny

“An entertaining, well-crafted melding of fantasy and hard-boiled detective fiction.” Kirkus Reviews on Burn Me Deadly 

Incorporating elements from both hard-boiled mystery and heroic fantasy, Bledsoe’s genre-blending first novel is both stylish and self-assured: Raymond Chandler meets Raymond E. Feist.” Publishers Weekly, starred review on The Sword-Edged Blonde

About Alex Bledsoe

ALEX BLEDSOE is the author of three previous Eddie LaCrosse novels, The Sword-Edged Blonde, Burn Me Deadly, and Dark Jenny.  Bledsoe is also a contributor to  Find him at



Alex Bledsoe’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Wednesday, August 8th:  Chaotic Compendiums – review

Thursday, August 9th:  Chaotic Compendiums – author guest post

Monday, August 13th:  Unabridged Chick

Thursday, August 16th:  Life in Review

Monday, August 20th:  Bookish Whimsy

Monday, August 27th:  Unabridged Chick – author interview

Wednesday, August 29th:  The Written World

Tuesday, September 4th:  Reviews by Molly

Wednesday, September 5th:  No More Grumpy Bookseller

Thursday, September 6th:  Proud Book Nerd

Monday, September 10th:  Total Fan Girl

Wednesday, September 12th:  Nerds in Babeland

Monday, September 17th:  Fiction State of Mind

Wednesday, September 19th:  Wag the Fox  – author guest post

Thursday, September 20th:  Books Without Any Pictures

Thursday, September 27th:  Book Addict Katie

Friday, September 28th:  Ageless Pages Reviews


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