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Author Neely, Barbara, author.

Title Blanche on the lam / Barbara Neely.

Publication Info. Leawood, Kansas : Brash Books, 2014.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Fiction  F NEELY    AVAILABLE
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Description 193 pages ; 21 cm.
Series A Blanche White mystery ; 01
Neely, Barbara. Blanche White mystery ; 01.
Note Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1992.
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. -- From the rear cover.
Subject Detective and mystery stories, American -- 20th century.
White, Blanche (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Women detectives -- North Carolina -- Fiction.
African American women -- Fiction.
Women household employees -- Fiction.
North Carolina -- Fiction.
ISBN 9781941298381 (paperback)
1941298389 (paperback)
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