Blanche Passes Go

Blanche Passes Go 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 Farlei

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  • Author: Barbara Neely
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  • 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 faThe 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.

    Blanche Passes Go Blanche White series Book Blanche Passes Go Blanche White 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. Blanche Passes Go Mass Market Paperback Blanche Passes Go Blanche White series Book and millions of other books are available for Kindle Learn Enter your mobile number or email address below and we ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Brash Books 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 PDF Blanche Passes Go Blanche White series Book Rereading Blanche Passes Go proved incredibly bittersweet While I absolutely adored this fourth novel in the Blanche White mystery series, I was heartbroken knowing that it s the last one While I absolutely adored this fourth novel in the Blanche White mystery series, I was Book Review Blanche Passes Go by Barbara Neely Mboten Blanche Passes Go by Barbara Neely 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 Blanche Passes Go Barbara Neely Start reading Blanche Passes Go Blanche White series Book on your Kindle in under a minute Don t have a Kindle Get your Kindle here , or download a FREE Kindle Reading App. Blanche Passes Go PublishersWeekly Blanche Passes Go When it appears that David may be involved in the recent murder of a young white girl, Blanche is determined that he won t go unpunished this time, and Blanche s quest, both for vengeance and to reclaim her life, drives a compelling plot Neely is a fine phrase maker, and her black characters are vibrantly alive. Blanche Passes Go NetGalley In Blanche Passes Go, Blanche takes a leave from her new home in Boston to return to her sleepy hometown of Farleigh, N.C which she fled at the end of the first book in the series, Blanche on the Lam Blanche is full of hope about her homecoming, meeting a new man and anticipating helping her best friend Ardell with her new catering business. Blanche Passes Go book by Barbara Neely ThriftBooks Barbara Neeley in Blanche Passes Go has yet written another supurb black feminist text What makes this so well written is you don t realize the issues are so deep and multi leveled as you are in the process of reading the book. Blanche Passes Go Book The Seattle Public Library Blanche Passes Go A Blanche White Mystery Book Neely, Barbara The fourth, ground breaking mystery featuring African American maid and amateur sleuth Blanche White by Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Award winning author Barbara Neely.

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    About “Barbara Neely”

    1. Barbara Neely

      BarbaraNeely is a novelist, short story writer, and author of the popular Blanche White mystery novels The first book in this series, BLANCHE ON THE LAM, won the Agatha, the Macavity, and the Anthony three of the four major mystery awards for best first novel as well as the Go On Girl Book Club award for a debut novel The subsequent books in the series, BLANCHE AMONG THE TALENTED TENTH, BLANCHE CLEANS UP and BLANCHE PASSES GO have also received critical acclaim from both fans and literary critics Books in the Blanche White series have been taught in courses at universities as varied as Howard University, Northwestern, Bryn Mawr, Old Dominion, Boston College, Appalachian State University, Washington State University and Guttenberg University in Mainz, Germany Books in the series have been translated into French, German and Japanese Neely s short stories have appeared in anthologies, magazines, university texts, and journals including Things that divide us, Speaking for Ourselves, Constellations, Literature Reading and Writing the Human Experience, Breaking Ice, Essence, and Obsidian II.Ms Neely has also had an extensive public sector career She designed and directed the first community based corrections facility for women in Pennsylvania, directed a branch of the YWCA, and headed a consultant firm for non profits She was part of an evaluative research team at the Institute for Social Research, the Executive Director of Women for Economic Justice, and a radio producer for Africa News Service For her activism Neely has received the Community Works Social Action Award for Leadership and Activism for Women s Rights and Economic Justice, and the Fighting for Women s Voices Award from the Coalition for Basic Human Needs.Series Blanche White

    518 thoughts on “Blanche Passes Go”

    1. Neely writes genre fiction that is quite unlike any other out there: crime without the cops, mystery without a clue, and the romance of a strong, opinionated woman. It is beautiful and flawed and very real. Neely has an agenda, yes she does, but it’s revelatory to hear her concerns. She talks it all out on the page, so we get the picture from where she’s standing. She is fun but thoughtful; playful, but looks straight in the eye of some edgy situations. I mean, maybe you’ve thought about w [...]


    2. Rereading Blanche Passes Go proved incredibly bittersweet. While I absolutely adored this fourth novel in the Blanche White mystery series, I was heartbroken knowing that it’s the last one. I read Blanche Passes Go when it was first published in 2000, I expected the fifth book in a couple of years’ time. But years — and then a decade — came and went, and still no Blanche book from author Barbara Neely.So I’ve been terribly grateful to Brash Books for re-releasing the original four book [...]


    3. The last in the Blanche series and the most polished of the lot. Blanche returns home to North Carolina, is reunited with her best friend Ardell and confronts an old enemy. Ardell and Blanche team up to deliver high-end catering to North Carolina's wealthy party set, but are drawn into a dangerous game of blackmail and murder. The story is gripping enough to be read in one sitting, yet complex enough to be worth spending time with. As always, social issues are deftly interwoven with a cracking d [...]


    4. The mystery's resolution lacks a bit of oomph, but the story still manages to be involving. (This is true even after the reveal; I love the last scene.) Blanche returns home to North Carolina to help her best friend with a new catering business and decide whether she wants to join her in the venture. Blanche's somewhat difficult relationship with her mother is very well written, and I really like how Neely addresses the issue of Blanche aging.One of my favorite characters from Blanche on the Lam [...]


    5. I'm so sad to see the end of this series. I really enjoyed spending time with Blanche and I was half in love with Thelvin. (view spoiler)[ I hope she keeps him in her life. (hide spoiler)] While it's not always easy to read Barbara Neeley's books, she definitely shakes things up, makes you think. I'm definitely going to miss Blanche. I'll just have to do another reread in twenty years.


    6. I was sorry to read that the author Barbara Neely is finished with Blanche White books. Blanche is a fantastic character. I would like to see her in more situations. I find the way she grapples with real issues thought provoking. These books are not just mysteries although the stories revolve around something mysterious. In this one Blanche explores the way men treat women. Some of it is horrific but some is more subtle. The way Blanche's (surface) great new possible boyfriend treats her and her [...]


    7. I love this series and I'm kind of sad that this is the last book. I thought that this was better than the last book because it gives you more history of Blanche's past, relationship with her mother and best friend and a love interest for Blanche. As always Blanche is forced to use her PI skills to figure out a crime(s) and a friend the past joins us again!


    8. 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.



    9. i love this series b/c it analyzes the intersection of race, class and gender in a good mystery. i wish she would write more in the series.



    10. This is a good book, unfortunately, the final in the series. I read the first two years ago, and found this in a used bookstore, just recently. It's a little dated, but very good. The mystery is good, but the best part is Blanche. She's such a compelling character; it's fascinating to see the world through her eyes. I'd love to read more of her stories.


    11. “Blanche’s mind rang with remembered slights and taunts, and echoes of that awful, heartbreaking instant of fear that was a part of every trip into the white world—a fear of being refused or given poor service because she was black, stopped by a cop because she was black.”I finished reading Blanche Passes Go on the second anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, who was shot dead by a Missouri cop for jaywalking. Bernie Sanders, the candidate who fancies himself the liberal savior for [...]


    12. The "New South" is still the "Old South" “It was always so hot, and everyone was so polite, and everything was all surface but underneath it was like a bomb waiting to go off. I always felt that way about the South, that beneath the smiles and southern hospitality and politeness were a lot of guns and liquor and secrets.” ― James McBride, The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother Ahh, the “New South.” Where the ancestral mansions were built by slaves, and the mon [...]


    13. Love the sociological commentary through the vehicle of a mystery. Sad to read the last in this series. I feel you Blanche!


    14. “It was always so hot, and everyone was so polite, and everything was all surface but underneath it was like a bomb waiting to go off. I always felt that way about the South, that beneath the smiles and southern hospitality and politeness were a lot of guns and liquor and secrets.” ― James McBride, The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White MotherBlanche Passes Go: A Blanche White Mystery (Blanche White Mystery Series)Ahh, the “New South.” Where the ancestral mansions wer [...]


    15. As Blanche Passes Go begins, the kids have taken on summer jobs and Blanche is traveling back home to Farleigh, to help her best friend Ardell in her new catering business. Returning home is not all pleasure, however, since she's bound to run across her former lover and his new wife. And, she's dreading the possibility of coming face-to-face with the rich white man who raped her so many years ago.The publisher's blurb above will tell you about what happens in Blanche Passes Go, so I don't need t [...]


    16. I have now read all of the Blanche series. The series gives a good view of the life of African American attitudes back in the fifties and sixties. As I grew up in the south during these times I can attest to the veracity of the author’s expressions. This was when segregation was in place and Blacks were not allowed into certain parts of town after evening hours. I really did not know prejudice at the time, it is just “the way it was”. But the series is not a primer on Black lives in Americ [...]


    17. Barbara Neely is a gifted writer. She has managed to create a protagonist who is flawed, yet heroic; hurt, yet hopeful; and perhaps most impressive, bursts into the reader's life like a real person. I am an unabashed fan of Neely and her Blanche books.Race is an integral element of this and Neely's other books. As a working class black woman, Blanche lives with racism every day and Neely makes prejudice and discrimination a powerful presence in each book. This particular novel centered on violen [...]


    18. I received the ARC of this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This series gets better with each book! They say you can't go home again, and the reader soon unravels the cause of why Blanche left her hometown all those years ago. In this fourth book, Blanche ostensibly returns home to help with her best's friend Ardell's catering business. However, she soon finds that she has to challenge the force that kept her away for so long, in this case resolving her feelings about h [...]


    19. Blanche has returned to Farleigh, North Carolina to help her BFF with a catering business. While there her past becomes a main focus. She wants to make her white rapist pay for his actions. Blanche accepts a job to investigate the rapist's sister instead she examines the rapist's background. There are several twists and turns as she searches in the pass and current times. Blanche has become a friend as have the supporting characters. You get the view points of her beliefs and how the black commu [...]


    20. This was an entertaining read. I can't say that I loved it, but it was enjoyable. I liked the character of Blanche, and her budding romance with Thelvin. The mystery was entertaining, but I didn't really like the resolution. Justice was not served. Maybe this was the point of the book, who knows. At times Blanche was a little too introspective, and had a tendency to read to much into people's motivations. Her relationship with Thelvin would have been a whole lot smoother if she didn't over analy [...]


    21. This book has it all, from rape, abuse by spouses, intimidation, racial friction, family loyalty. Blanche is hired by a man called Archibald Carter to find out about her cousin's fiance, who he suspects is just a gold-digger, but the fiance is the sister of the man who 8 years earlier had raped Blanche. This leads to Blanche doing her own side investigation about her rapist, and perhaps his involvement in the murder of a local white woman.This is a terrific story, it has all the elements to keep [...]


    22. Blanche returns to her hometown of Farleigh, NC for a working vacation, helping her friend, Ardel, with her catering business. (Malik & Taifa off camping and working for the summer.) Blanche is happy she'll be spending time with Ardel; happy and wary to see her mama. Romance is in the air on the train to Farleigh. Dreading to see the man who attacked and hurt her years ago. How will this vacation end for Blanche? Of course, there's a mystery that Blanche can't help but investigate! Excellent [...]


    23. I'm sorry to finish this series. Blanche White is one in a million protagonist and I have truly enjoyed getting to know her and watching her, and her friends and family, grow and change throughout the four book series. If the mysteries weren't completely surprising, the stories surrounding them were always winning and true. This last was a bit closer to the bone; harder to read for its honesty but no less engrossing.


    24. 4th Blanche White mystery. Blanche returns to her hometown in North Carolina for the summer to help her best friend Ardell in her new catering business. She encounters the white man who raped her 8 years ago, and has an opportunity to learn more about him and possibly seek revenge. Warning: there are a few brief but graphic descriptions of this rape. Blanche's relationships with Ardell, her mother, and the new man in her life feel very real - they are all complicated and interesting people.


    25. Praise for the author of this book, Barbara Neely, for creating a wonderful character like Blanche White, a strong minded, independant, loving, and unique woman, that comes back to her home town and has to confront the past and start an investigation to help an Old friend. The story is full of twist and turns that makes it suspenfully delightful.Thanks to Netgalley and Brash Books for letting me reaad this book free for review purposes.


    26. I like this series and each book chooses a social issue for Blanche to expose and bring about reader thoughts. With the kids at summer camp and vacationing with friends, Blanche heads home to the Carolinas. Spouse abuse and rape revenge dominate this story. Each book in this series has growth and development and I'm looking forward to her next adventure.


    27. Good ReadReally enjoyed the story, I like a good mystery. The ending was flat, to simple. Made me want a book 5.


    28. Interesting enough story - outside my normal readings - but just not anywhere near my best reads. Not really recommended.


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