Claire Reynier
Books in series5
UNABRIDGED
(3.9 based on 15 ratings)
  • 1

    The Stolen Blue: A Claire Reynier Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Judith Van Gieson
    • Narrated By Meredith Mitchell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Claire Reynier is thrilled when her old friend Burke Lovell donates his collection of valuable books to the university where she works as a librarian. But the morning after she arrives at his ranch, Burke is found dead. His daughter Mariah - recently discovered - admits to helping the ailing man commit suicide. Mariah has also been named his principal heir, much to the shock of his other children. Upon Claire’s return to work, a box of valuable titles from Burke’s collection is stolen, and Claire realizes that the theft may hold clues to a much more sinister mystery....

    jackie says: "A very pleasant surprise"
    A very pleasant surprise

    This was a very pleasant surprise. There is an interesting plot with strong character development. The mystery sharp with enough twists and turns to..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 19 2013 by jackie (houston, TX, United States)
  • 2

    Vanishing Point: Claire Reynier, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Judith Van Gieson
    • Narrated By Meredith Mitchell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
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    (5)

    Jonathan Vail’s novel made him famous. His disappearance made him a legend. Thirty-five years ago, the young writer embarked on a camping trip in Utah’s Slickrock Canyon, never to be seen again. His journal vanished with him. Now, archivist Claire Reynier, preserver of Vail’s legacy, finds herself drawn into literature’s most elusive mystery. But separating fact from fiction proves to be a dangerous proposition. The search for the missing diary has led Claire to a case of cold-blooded murder committed in the shadow of Vail family secrets....

    Beatrice says: "Nice story"
    Nice story

    This was a nice story with an intersting plot and strong character development. It flowed nicely and there were a couple of twists and turns to keep ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 01 2013 by Beatrice (Houston, TX, United States)
  • 3

    Confidence Woman: The Claire Reynier Mysteries, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Judith Van Gieson
    • Narrated By Meredith Mitchell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
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    (3)
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    (3)

    When Claire Reynier becomes the victim of credit card fraud, she’s stunned to discover that Evelyn Martin, an old college friend and sorority sister, is the culprit. She’s even more shocked when Evelyn turns up dead. According to the police, Evelyn also swindled three other former classmates, but Claire is the only one without an alibi for the time of Evelyn’s murder. Now, dodging danger at every turn, Claire must sift through past grudges and long-buried resentments to uncover the truth - and clear her name....

    Beatrice says: "Excellent"
    Excellent

    This is a very good book. The pacing is slow but it is cleverly written. This book is perfect for a cozy afternoon or a long drive. I will buy the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 28 2014 by Beatrice (Houston, TX, United States)
  • 4

    Land of Burning Heat: Claire Reynier, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Judith Van Gieson
    • Narrated By Meredith Mitchell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Archivist Claire Reynier may have a priceless find on her hands. A woman named Isabel Santos has discovered a faded document hidden for hundreds of years under the floor of her family's adobe house. It could be the controversial last words of a Jewish mystic condemned to death by the Inquisition in Mexico City. But before Claire can establish the document’s authenticity, it disappears, and tragedy visits the Santos family.

    Beatrice says: "very good mystery"
    very good mystery

    All of the books in this series are very good. This mystery is no exception. This is a very good book and is well worth a credit.

    Reviewed on March 31 2014 by Beatrice (Houston, TX, United States)
  • 5

    The Shadow of Venus: A Claire Reynier Mystery, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Judith Van Gieson
    • Narrated By Meredith Mitchell
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    When a young woman is found dead in the basement of the university library - with an illustration from a valuable book beside her - Claire recognizes the victim as someone she had met, but whose name she never knew. To learn more, Claire must descend into the haunting world of the homeless in Albuquerque, where the dead woman was known simply as Maia. It is a name with special meaning, the same as that of a mythical Greek woman who fled to the sky to escape her attacker. The illustration leads Claire to a secretive commune in Taos where Maia grew up - and may have suffered terrible abuse.

    Beatrice says: "Classy and entertaining"
    Classy and entertaining

    This is a very clever and moving novel. Judith Van Giesson touches on some very sensitive social issues as she has her lead character solve a mystery..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 05 2014 by Beatrice (Houston, TX, United States)