• Blanche on the Lam

  • Blanche White Series, Book 1
  • By: Barbara Neely
  • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (434 ratings)

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Blanche on the Lam

By: Barbara Neely
Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
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Publisher's summary

Blanche White is a plump, feisty, middle-aged African-American housekeeper working for the genteel rich in North Carolina. But when an employer stiffs her, and her checks bounce, she goes on the lam, hiding out as a maid for a wealthy family at their summer home.

That plan goes awry when there's a murder and Blanche becomes the prime suspect. So she's forced to use her savvy, her sharp wit, and her old-girl network of domestic workers to discover the truth and save her own skin.

Along the way, she lays bare the quirks of southern society with humor, irony, and a biting commentary that makes her one of the most memorable and original characters ever to appear in mystery fiction.

©1992 Barbara Neely (P)2017 Tantor

Critic reviews

"Neely's deftly written first novel pays tribute to the community and culture of a working-class African-American woman who becomes both a sleuth and a fugitive from the law." ( Publishers Weekly)

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