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Blanche Cleans Up

(The third book in the Blanche White series)
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Tart-tongued and shrewd, Blanche is unique in the field of amateur sleuths: a queen-sized, middle-aged black woman rooted in working-class America. In her latest adventure Blanche gets suckered into standing in as cook-housekeeper to Allister Brindle, a Boston Brahmin politician, and his do-gooder wife. Blanche is quickly enmeshed in a scandal that moves from the Brindles' house (a.k.a. Prozac House) to her own black community as she tries to figure out the truth behind the death of a young black man. Hot on the trail, she encounters a love triangle with bent angles, teen pregnancy, phony spirituality, and at least one person who doesn't mean her any good.

In Blanche, Barbara Neely has created a heroine to cheer for-and Blanche Cleans Up will thrill not only ardent Blanche fans and mystery buffs, but also anyone eager to explore a new neighborhood with a feisty, funny black woman as their guide.


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Hardback Editions

April 1998 : USA Hardback

Title: Blanche Cleans Up
Author(s): Barbara Neely
ISBN: 0-670-87626-7 / 978-0-670-87626-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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Paperback Editions

April 1999 : UK Mass Market Paperback

Title: Blanche Cleans up
Author(s): Barbara Neely
ISBN: 0-14-027747-1 / 978-0-14-027747-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Kindle Editions

May 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Blanche Cleans Up (Blanche White series Book 3)
Author(s): Barbara Neely
Publisher: Brash Books
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