The Stolen Blue by Judith Van Gieson
(A Claire Reynier Mystery, #1)

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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 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…

About Judith Van Gieson

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Judith Van Gieson is the author of a children's book, a collection of poetry and short stories, and thirteen mystery novels. Her first mystery series features female Albuquerque attorney/sleuth Neil Hamel, with rights sold around the world. The Lies That Bind was a finalist for the Shamus Award for best detective novel. Her second acclaimed series stars librarian Claire Reynier. Among other awards and accolades Van Gieson's work has received,The Stolen Blue was a finalist for the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award. Judith lives in Albuquerque's North Valley and is currently working on a travel memoir.
Published January 8, 2013 by AudioGO. 260 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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The main character in Van Gieson's series starter, which was first released in 2000, is a rare book librarian for the University of New Mexico, so lots of tidbits and library lore are included. The premise is simple—Claire's mentor, rare book collector Burke Lowell, has died, but not before appoi...

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