Blanche on the Lam (Blanche White #1)

Blanche on the Lam (Blanche White #1) Blanche White Lends A Refreshing African American, Female Twist To The Mystery Tradition, As She Turns From Domestic Worker To Insightful If Reluctant Sleuth A Middle Aged Housekeeper With A Strong Sense Of Humor, Blanche Becomes An Unlikely Yet Ingenious Sleuth When Murder Disrupts The Wealthy Household Of Her Employers.

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  • Hardcover
  • 180 pages
  • Blanche on the Lam (Blanche White #1)
  • Barbara Neely
  • English
  • 12 January 2018
  • 0312069081

10 thoughts on “Blanche on the Lam (Blanche White #1)

  1. says:

    how I said I grew up on Christie It took college to really open my eyes to the insight that I had read very few books by authors who were not white and from an American or British tradition It became a personal project to increase the diversity of my reading while still hanging in my favorite genres of mystery, sci fi and fantasy I was scanning through my college s small bookstore, looking for my books for the semester when I saw the Penguin how I said I grew up on Christie It took college to really open my eyes to the insight that I had read very few books by authors who were not white and from an American or British tradition It became a personal project to increase the diversity of my reading while still hanging in my favorite genres of mystery, sci fi and fantasy I was scanning through my college s small bookstore, looking for my books for the semester when I saw the Penguin paperback edition of Blanche, no doubt on the l...

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    My video review

  3. says:

    Blanche White is not exactly a fairy tale heroine like her near namesake, Snow White She is a strong minded, kind hearted woman, who is also a housekeeper in the post racial South Blanche likes her job and is good at it One of the many joys of this detective book are the mouth watering descriptions of Blanche s superb Southern cooking My diet was sorely tempted by these sections While on the run for a minor check cashing incident, Blanche ends up at a creepy Southern mansion She is surrou Blanche White is not exactly a fairy tale heroine like her near namesake, Snow White She is a strong minded, kind hearted woman, who is also a housekeeper in the post racial South Blanche likes her job and is good at it One of the many joys of this detective book are the mouth watering descriptions of Blanche s superb Southern cooking My diet was sorely tempted by these sections While on the run for a minor check cashing incident, Blanche ends up at a creepy Southern mansion She is surrounded by a satisfyingly dysfunctional cast of characters a frail blonde second wife, a drunken matriarch, a bullying womaniser, a racist Sheriff, and an elderly gardener who knowsthan he lets on It s not long before the bodies are piling up, and Blanche is in fear of her life.This is skilful writing that se...

  4. says:

    This was light hearted, funny and surprisingly intersectional feminist I loved the narrator as well They were perfect for this story.

  5. says:

    I received a copy of Blanche on the Lam A Blanche White Mystery through Netgalley, offered by Brash Books, in exchange for an honest review.Blanche on the Lam, Barbary Neely, First Ed., St Martin s Press, New York, New York, 1992Barbara Neely, Social Activist, and Author, born 1941, Lebanon, Pennsylvania Still hoping to find an employer willing to pay for a full service domestic instead of the bunch of so called genteel Southern white women for whom she currently did day work Most of them seem I received a copy of Blanche on the Lam A Blanche White Mystery through Netgalley, offered by Brash Books, in exchange for an honest review.Blanche on the Lam, Barbary Neely, First Ed., St Martin s Press, New York, New York, 1992Barbara Neely, Social Activist, and Author, born 1941, Lebanon, Pennsylvania Still hoping to find an employer willing to pay for a full service domestic instead of the ...

  6. says:

    I first read Blanche on the Lam in the 1990s, when I devoured all four of the books in the series Blanche White was unlike any other amateur sleuth anywhere resilient, generous, comfortable in her own skin, savvy, determined well, sometimes downright too stubborn for her own good but absolutely a gem Imagine my dismay when, after ...

  7. says:

    I read about this in a recent article in The Root about Kathryn Stockett s The Help The Root article said that Stockett isn t the first to write from the perspective of black Southern maids, and mentioned Neely s series about amateur or accidental detective and professional housekeeper Blanche White The article suggested that Blanche is the counterpoint to Mosley s better known Easy Rawlins Based on Blanche on the Lam, I d say Neely s novels aren t as complex, and are definitelyI read about this in a recent article in The Root about Kathryn Stockett s The Help The Root article said that Stockett isn t the first to write from the perspective of black Southern maids, and mentione...

  8. says:

    I m giving this book 4 stars because I really like Blanche However, the story is really slow The pace didn t pick up until the last 50 pages.

  9. says:

    Don t worry, darling, she ll cooperate I promise you Why not just insert BBWWWwaaaaa Hhhaaa Hahaha here, with some hands rubbing together I like Blanche She is resourceful and observant I do not need the nitty gritty details of her every thought to get that She is worried about the kids I GOT IT Stop bringing it up and MOVE ON The baby steps she takes to describe her characters is maddening Like this Blanche studied him She noticed the folds in the corner of his eyes, the thickn Don t worry, darling, she ll cooperate I promise you Why not just insert BBWWWwaaaaa Hhhaaa Hahaha here, with some hands rubbing together I like Blanche She is resourceful and observant I do not need the nitty gritty details of her every thought to get that She is worried about the kids I GOT IT Stop bringing it up and MOVE ON The baby steps she takes to describe her characters is maddening Like this Blanche studied h...

  10. says:

    I started this expecting a cosy mystery but got something slightly different.It has some of the elements of cosy an amateur sleuth, a domestic situation set in a mansion and some humourbut Blanche is not really in the mood to be humoured The book is permeated with sadness from Blanche s personal situation through to the mystery and the people affected by it I enjoyed seeing how Blanche played the parts expected of her be...

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