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Barbara Neely


USA flag (1941 - 2020)

Barbara Neely was 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. 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.


Genres: Mystery
 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best First Novel winner (1993) : Blanche on the Lam