Claire Reynier

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 31 ratings

The Stolen Blue Publisher's Summary

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 in the remote region known as "the Blue" to collect the bequest, 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....

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  • Book 1

    • The Stolen Blue

    • A Claire Reynier Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Judith Van Gieson
    • Narrated by: Meredith Mitchell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fun Librarian book

    • By Donna Seidel on 12-22-15

    Regular price: $18.80

  • Book 2

    • Vanishing Point

    • Claire Reynier, Book 2
    • By: Judith Van Gieson
    • Narrated by: Meredith Mitchell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nice story

    • By Beatrice on 08-01-13

    Regular price: $18.80

  • Book 3

    • Confidence Woman

    • The Claire Reynier Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Judith Van Gieson
    • Narrated by: Meredith Mitchell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Beatrice on 03-28-14

    Regular price: $18.80

  • Book 4

    • Land of Burning Heat

    • Claire Reynier, Book 4
    • By: Judith Van Gieson
    • Narrated by: Meredith Mitchell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Librarians, Jews and others

    • By Donna Seidel on 12-23-15

    Regular price: $18.80

  • Book 5

    • The Shadow of Venus

    • A Claire Reynier Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Judith Van Gieson
    • Narrated by: Meredith Mitchell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Classy and entertaining

    • By Beatrice on 05-05-14

    Regular price: $20.97