❰BOOKS❯ ✸ Blanche on the Lam Author Barbara Neely – Dolove.info

Blanche White Lends A Refreshing AfricanAmerican, Female Twist To The Mystery Tradition, As She Turns From Domestic Worker To Insightfulif Reluctantsleuth A Middleaged Housekeeper With A Strong Sense Of Humor, Blanche Becomes An Unlikely Yet Ingenious Sleuth When Murder Disrupts The Wealthy Household Of Her Employers Blanche on the Lam

10 thoughts on “Blanche on the Lam

  1. says:


    Remember 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

  2. 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

  3. 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.


  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 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 2000’s Reply

  6. 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 "

  7. says:

    I was worried for about the first half of reading this one because I really want to love this series and it wasn't happening. I felt lost in what time period this was actually taking place in for a while. The things that were happening, the atmosphere and sense of place made me think at first that this was happening in the late 50's or 60's but it is really taking place in the late 80's early 90's (I think). I still don't ac

  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:

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