Blanche passes go

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Viking, Jul 13, 2000 - Fiction - 275 pages
7 Reviews
Praise the Ancestors! After three years of housekeeping for Boston's haughty elite, Blanche White is finally coming home to North Carolina for an entire summer. And like a sign from above that she's headed in the right direction, Blanche has already lined up a date with the handsome train conductor she met somewhere between Boston and Baltimore. The summer holds lots of promise, including helping her best friend, Ardell, with her new catering business. Then, on her first night back, Blanche runs into David Palmer, the man who raped her eight years ago. The time has now come for Blanche to exact her revenge. So when a young girl is murdered and it looks as if Palmer may be involved, Blanche pursues every possible lead to help put an end to his legacy once and for all.

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Review: Blanche Passes Go (Blanche White #4)

User Review  - Sarah Chamberlain - Goodreads

Barbara Neely is a treasure. Read this book for keener insight into black-white relations in America. Enjoy Neely's assured writing. Delight in Blanche, the main character, a woman anyone would be proud to know. And, the mystery is good, too. Read full review

Review: Blanche Passes Go (Blanche White #4)

User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

The main character, Blanche White (!) provides a counterbalance to The Help's portrayal of a black women. Ho hum plot though. Read full review

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She is also the author of Blanche on the Lam and Blanche among the Talented tenth, for which she won awards that include the Agatha, the Anthony, and the Macavity. She lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.