I received a free kindle copy of Blanche on the Lam (Blanche White #1) by Barbara Neely, published by Brash Books from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review.
I gave this interesting mystery four stars. It is the first of Barbara Neely's books I've read but won't be the last. It was an intriguing look at interactions between 'domestic help' & their employers. It gives interesting insight into black/white relationships in the United States.
"She'd ignored both events despite her claim that reading people & signs, sizing up situations, were as much a part of her work as scrubbing floors & making beds."
A description of meeting her most recent employer: "Triumph struggled with peevishness for control of the woman's voice."
The characters were well written & Blanche is a dynamic individual with strong likes & dislikes as well as an intuitive gift.
Link to purchase: http://www.amazon.com/Blanche-Lam-White-Mystery-Book-ebook/dp/B00KBCHOQ0