Remembering Groundbreaking Mystery Writer Barbara Neely, 1941-2020

Her character Blanche White, an African American maid-turned-sleuth, was a favorite among mystery readers.

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Explore Barbara Neely’s award-winning novels below, and join us in remembering her groundbreaking career as a mystery writer. If this is your first introduction to Blanche White, you’re in for a treat.

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Blanche on the Lam

By Barbara Neely

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Blanche Among the Talented Tenth

By Barbara Neely

Blanche White #3

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Blanche Cleans Up

By Barbara Neely