Blanche Among the Talented Tenth by Barbara Neely audiobook

Blanche Among the Talented Tenth

By Barbara Neely
Read by Lisa Reneé Pitts

Tantor Audio

The Blanche White Series: Book 2

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665211352

  • ISBN: 9781665211345

  • ISBN: 9781665211369

Runtime: 9.83 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The second, ground-breaking mystery featuring African–American maid and amateur sleuth Blanche White by Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Award–winning author Barbara Neely.

When Blanche White moved north to Boston, she believed it would be a better place to raise her kids, especially after she got them into an elite private school. But now her children are becoming elitist and judgmental, acquiring more attitude than education. So when she and her kids are invited to Amber Cove, an exclusive resort in Maine for wealthy blacks, Blanche jumps at the chance to see how the other half lives and maybe stop her kids turning into people she doesn't want to know. When one of the guests kills himself, and another is electrocuted in her bathtub, Blanche becomes an accidental detective once again, using her sharp wit and keen social insight to peel back some disturbing color and class distinctions within the black community that may have driven someone to murder.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The narration is like your favorite story-time librarian reading aloud. It is not unpleasant and different than the trend toward "narracting." I rather liked the way she read and her cadence. Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust

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Author

Author Bio: Barbara Neely

Author Bio: Barbara Neely

Barbara Neely (1941–2020) was a novelist, short-story writer, and author of the popular Blanche White mystery novels. She was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 2020. 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. Books in the Blanche White series have been taught in courses at Howard University, Northwestern, Bryn Mawr, Old Dominion, Boston College, Appalachian State University, Washington State University and Guttenberg University in Mainz, Germany.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English