Blanche Passes Go

Blanche Passes Go by Barbara Neely

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

Blanche White returns to Farleigh, North Carolina for the summer to help her best friend with her catering business. It’s a homecoming rich with the potential for new romance and fraught with the pain of facing the man who raped her at knife-point years ago but was never prosecuted for the crime. Shortly after Blanche arrives, a young woman is murdered and the clues point to the rapist. Blanche investigates, determined not to let him get away with another crime… nor is she willing to let his money-hungry sister marry a sweet, mentally challenged man for his wealth. With her usual persistence, feisty wit, and indomitable spirit, her quest for the truth reveals the racism and sexism that still permeate the new south, but also the conflicts that divide her own family…and that might prevent her from accepting the love she so richly deserves.


Books by Barbara Neely

Blanche Passes Go

Blanche Passes Go

Blanche White returns to Farleigh, North Carolina and faces the man who raped her years ago... and may now be guilty of murder. The fourth book in Barbara Neely's beloved, award-winning series.

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Blanche Cleans Up

Blanche Cleans Up

Blanche White is working as a housekeeper for a right-wing, Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate when he becomes embroiled in blackmail and murder. Of course, Blanche can’t resist cleaning up the mess...

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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

Blanche On The Lam

Blanche White is a feisty, savvy, African American housekeeper with a big body and an even bigger heart. She’s on the lam for writing bad checks, and working for a wealthy family, when there’s a murder…and she becomes the prime suspect. So she investigates, laying bare the foibles of Southern society in this Agatha & Anthony award-winning mystery.

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Reviews For Blanche Passes Go

Blanche Passes Go 5.0

Blanche's quest, both for vengeance and to reclaim her life, drives a compelling plot. Neely is a fine phrase-maker

Publishers Weekly

Blanche Passes Go 5.0

Blanche's voice is sassy and sexy, and her take on urban life through African American eyes is blade-sharp and sometimes as cutting

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