Add this Event to Calendar 02/09/2022 04:30 PM 02/09/2022 05:30 PM Virtual Mystery Book Group: Mystery Writers of America’s Grand Masters

The Virtual Mystery Book Group is a permanently virtual book group focusing on mysteries. It meets 9 times a year by Zoom on a Wednesday from 4:30-5:30. A new theme will be explored for 3 months in a row at 3 times during the year. 

Theme: Mystery Writers of America (MWA) Grand Masters - Books by recent recipients of the MWA's Grand Master Award.

We will be reading Blanche on the Lam by Barbara Neely, 2020 recipient of the MWA’s Grand Masters Award  

Description: Blanche White is a plump, feisty, middle-aged African-American housekeeper working for the genteel rich in North Carolina. But when an employer stiffs her, and her checks bounce, she goes on the lam, hiding out as a maid for a wealthy family at their summer home. That plan goes awry when there's a murder and Blanche becomes the prime suspect. So she's forced to use her savvy, her sharp wit, and her old-girl network of domestic workers to discover the truth and save her own skin. Along the way, she lays bare the quirks of southern society with humor, irony, and a biting commentary that makes her one of the most memorable and original characters ever to appear in mystery fiction

This is the 1st book in the 4 book Blanche White series.  The book won critical acclaim and is considered to be among the earliest mystery books by a black woman with a Black woman as the heroine. 

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Contact: Adult Services 508-457-2555 x 7
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