Blanche Among the Talented Tenth

Blanche Among the Talented Tenth by Barbara Neely

The second, ground-breaking mystery featuring African-American maid and amateur sleuth Blanche White by Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Award winning Author Barbara Neely

When Blanche White moved north to Boston, she believed it would be a better place to raise her kids, especially after she got them into an elite private school. But now her children are becoming snobby and judgmental, acquiring more attitude than education. So when she and her kids are invited to Amber Cove, an exclusive resort in Maine for wealthy blacks, Blanche jumps at the chance to see how the other half lives and to perhaps stop her kids from turning into people she doesn’t want to know. When one of the guests kills himself, and another is electrocuted in her bathtub, Blanche becomes an accidental detective once again, using her sharp wit and keen social insight to peel back some disturbing color and class distinctions within the black community that may have driven someone to murder.


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Blanche Among the Talented Tenth

Blanche Among the Talented Tenth

African-American maid Blanche White and her kids are invited to an elite resort for wealthy blacks and stumbles into a murder...and once again becomes an amateur sleuth, using her sharp wit and keen social insight to discover whodunit. The second mystery in the Agatha, Anthony and Macavity-award winning series.

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Blanche On The Lam

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Reviews For Blanche Among the Talented Tenth

Blanche Among the Talented Tenth 5.0

One of the best fictional detectives conjured up in years

Library Journal

Blanche Among the Talented Tenth 5.0

An acerbic portrait of class infighting at its most corrosive

Kirkus Reviews

Blanche Among the Talented Tenth 5.0

The uproarious Blanche White, the southern housekeeper who knows her own mind, opened doors to the nuances of black life for readers and writers alike. Barbara Neely is a trailblazer

Naomi Hirahara

Blanche Among the Talented Tenth 5.0

Endlessly Entertaining

Publishers Weekly