Blanche Cleans Up by Barbara Neely

Blanche Cleans Up

Blanche White #3

Barbara Neely

fiction crime mystery funny informative mysterious medium-paced

323 pages | first published 1998

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Blanche White is a very black, middle-aged woman who cleans white people's houses for a living. Tart-tongued and shrewd, with a keen nose for trouble, she's also a queen-sized snoop - who sees at a glance what people are really up to - especially ...
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Summary of 65 reviews


mysterious 87%
tense 62%
funny 50%
dark 37%
emotional 25%
sad 25%
adventurous 12%
challenging 12%
hopeful 12%


medium 85%
fast 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 66% | Character: 33%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 33% | No: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 33% | No: 16%

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