Day: March 12, 2020

Author Barbara Neely

  There’s Boston Blackie and there’s Sam Spade. They were both white guy private detectives. However, mystery writer Barbara Neely named her black woman private detective Blanche White. Blanche in French means white, so the detective’s name was white white. An obvious play on words, but we will never know because Neeley, an award-winning mystery writer who was a black[Read More…]